September 21, 2019

Good sleep is integral to our mental and physical health. Here are 5 tips to improve sleep: 

#1 Develop a Routine. 

Doing the same thing, night after night, signals our brain that it's time to go to bed. 

For example: brush teeth, engage in a relaxation exercise, get in b...

August 23, 2019

“Belly breathing” is just what its name implies—breathing with the belly. Most of us breathe this way as children; you have probably witnessed a baby blissfully rest as her belly moves slowly up and down. However, as we get older and accumulate stress, we become locked...

July 27, 2019

Think about your heartbeat. If you are an average adult, it will go “thump thump” around 60 to 100 times per minute. This is known as your resting heart rate. Between every “thump thump” lies a small period of time—let’s say around 1000 milliseconds—referred to as the...

November 20, 2018

Mental Healthcare is as important as physical healthcare. Not only can therapy increase your general satisfaction with your life, but it can improve the quality of your relationships, increase job and academic performance, and may even be able to help you live longer b...

July 30, 2018

Let’s talk about stigma, specifically the stigma against people living with mental health conditions and seeing a mental health professional. We may have come a long way from lobotomies and belief that women are unstable due to a “wandering womb” (i.e., the original me...

In the wake of the most recent celebrity suicides (ie, Kate Spade, Anthony Bourdain), I find I have the idea of suicide on my mind. As a psychologist, I talk about suicide all the time, nearly every day. After 15 years of asking The Question, it has become as normal to...

June 6, 2018

How many of you have experienced some type of trauma? Perhaps you were abused as a child, or survived an abusive relationship that took its toll on you. Almost every single person I have encountered has his or her story to tell. And that's the key - the story must be t...

Marrero Psychology is excited to announce

Dr. Virginia Green has joined the Marrero Psychology clinical team.

Trained in Depth Psychology from at Pacifica Graduate Institute, Dr. Green is a Psychological Assistant under the supervision of Dr. Marrero-Howieson. In Califor...

February 18, 2018

People commonly asked about the difference between biofeedback and neurofeedback. They may have heard both words but the difference is a mystery.

Simply speaking, biofeedback an umbrella term for all body-focused feedback training modalities-- including neurofeedb...

Teaching mindfulness is one of the top things I'm asked to do- especially for parents and their children. For those that have been following this ToolBox, you will be familiar with the LovingKindness Meditations I've created.

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