Trauma, Historical Trauma & PTSD Awareness Month

  Trauma is any negative life event in which the brain perceives a real sense of danger and helplessness. Acute or Complex trauma may influence long-term mental health consequences such as PTSD. PTSD occurs when a person is exposed to or witnesses horrific events such as death, domestic violence, serious injury, abuse, direct exposure to […]

Joelle Hosts a YouTube Live Mini-Series On Pregnancy, Postpartum, and Parenting!

YouTube Live Mini-Series Joelle & Switch Research Joelle Rabow Maletis recently hosted Switch Research’s YouTube Live Mini Series on Pregnancy, Infertility, Postpartum, and Parenting along with Sarah Lucha. Click below to watch now!               Episode 1 Watch:  Joelle and Sarah discuss the complexity of pregnancy and how getting […]

Joelle and Sarah’s 4 Therapy Hacks to Ease SuperMom Anxiety.

  Motherhood is a doozy! It’s exhausting, beautiful, frustrating and the most fantastic love you’ll ever experience; as long as that’s really what you want. Otherwise, I can’t imagine being volun-told to be a parent. Motherhood isn’t for the weak of heart that’s for sure. For some, they’re mother, father, grandparent, and caregiver all rolled […]

Tips From Therapist Roland Gomez, AMFT For National Autism Awareness Month

April is National Autism Awareness Month! The goals of this month are to educate youth about their autistic peers, provide informational resources, empower the autism community, and raise money for new research (Organization For Autism Research) What is autism? Autism or autism spectrum disorder is associated with a broad range of conditions including challenges with […]

Get To Know Your Therapist, Nick Watkins, MA, AMFT (AMFT 111574)

  Nick Watkins, AMFT, joined the JRM&A team in May 2021. He holds a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Golden Gate University, and a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Hawaii Pacific University. Nick is also a 10 year Air Force veteran. Nick began working with adolescents, children, and under-privileged clients. After finishing […]

Get To Know Your Therapist, Roland Gomez, MA, AMFT (AMFT 125404)

Roland Gomez, one of our expert clinicians, joined JRM&A, Inc. as an Associate Marriage & Family Therapist (AMFT) in May 2021. He holds a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University.  Roland began his career in social work by starting as an intern in school-based […]

How to Control Road Rage

As COVID-19 vaccinations are becoming more prevalent and life is returning to normal, more people will be driving on the road. We want to take this opportunity to minimize the likelihood of individuals being overwhelmed with emotions while driving.  First, recognize that driving can be stressful and that other drivers can heighten our emotions. Try […]

How To Cope With Change

Change is natural to life, and it is inevitable as this summer ends and fall is approaching. For some, school is restarting. For others, we might be starting a new job, moving to a different city or experiencing the loss of a loved one. Whether you are a parent, law enforcement officer, veteran, student or […]

How To Stay Body Positive This Summer Post-COVID-19

Every summer, nearly everyone strives for a “perfect summer body” that is “thin”, “fit” and “tan”. We see videos, pictures, films, TV shows and social media content of “slim” and “athletic” models in swimsuits on the Internet and social media. We are all targeted and influenced by this, regardless of gender. Not only is this […]