How much do you know about this mental illness that has become so stigmatized in our society today? What causes this disease, and what can increase one’s vulnerability to getting it? Let’s explore these questions and more. Continue reading Neuroscience of Schizophrenia: Simplified
Of the many socioeconomic impacts that communities of color are experiencing in the face of COVID-19, I’ll discuss five of these impacts and share my thoughts as a mental health counselor. Continue reading COVID-19 and Communities of Color
Let’s talk about where anxiety came from, different ways it can manifest, and different options for treatment. Continue reading Anxiety: an Overview
Why do we get hooked on social media? What makes drugs addictive? Can sugar really change our brain chemistry? Let’s explore the science behind pleasure, reward, and addiction. Continue reading Neuroscience of Addiction: Simplified
Coping with the pandemic of COVID-19 has provided a strange, frightening, and insightful experience. The following are 4 reflection-questions that I’ve been asking myself, and I encourage you to consider them also. Continue reading COVID-19 Reflections
Thanksgiving is tomorrow! 🥧 This American holiday can mean different things for those who celebrate it, and may be tied to different emotions, both positive and negative. It’s a day of gratitude and expressing gratitude in our own ways. Whether … Continue reading Thanksgiving 2019: Honor Your Limits
I never thought I’d become a therapist. My parents encouraged me to “help others” in whatever profession I chose. I was lucky to not be indoctrinated with the mantra to become either a “doctor, lawyer, or engineer” as most of … Continue reading I Never Thought I’d Become a Therapist
My name is Sana and I’m a passionate psychotherapist who strives to empower individuals to consciously know themselves and live satisfying lives. I’ll celebrate untold stories, unheard voices, and unseen narratives using psychology, mental health, and psychotherapy to broaden our … Continue reading Who Am I?