Posts Tagged ‘anxiety counseling santa rosa’

Why summer play is good for your mental health from Santa Rosa Therapist Patty Bechtold at, Santa Rosa CA

Why summer play is good for your mental health

It’s the day before the summer solstice, and I’m sitting on my patio writing this in the warm sun. I’m surrounded by just-blooming lavender, riotous (and sweetly scented) jasmine vines, yellow-buttoned santolina and a host of other perennials that are either flowering profusely or soon will be. The finches are calling back and forth to…

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Thoughts on New Year's resolution anxiety from Therapist and Life Coach Patty Bechtold at in Santa Rosa CA

New Year’s Resolution Anxiety

New Year’s Resolution Anxiety. Updated 12/31/21 We’re four days into the new year. And no doubt you’ve seen or heard something about New Year’s resolutions by now. Perhaps someone has asked you if you have any, or you might already have your own list. Or you’ve seen something about them. And maybe, if you’re prone…

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Tips on midlife crisis, anxiety and depression from Patty Bechtold at, Santa Rosa CA Therapist and Life Coach

Midlife Crisis, Anxiety and Depression: Is This You?

Lately I’ve been thinking about someone I got to know back in my teaching days. I’ll call her Stacy (not her real name). She was at the tail end of a triple whammy transition: a midlife crisis, anxiety and depression, all rolled into one. She’d worked for years in the family wine business. And when…

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