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    • 9 Ways to Get Happy in the Next 30 Minutes

      1. Raise your activity level to pump up your energy. If you’re on the phone, stand up and pace. Walk to a coworker’s office instead of sending an e-mail. Put more energy into your voice.Take a brisk 10-minute walk. 2. Take a walk outside. Research suggests that light stimulatesbrain chemicals that improve mood. For an extra boost, get your sunlight first thing in the morning. Find the best walking workout for your exercise style. 3. Reach out. Send an e-mail to a friend you haven’t seen in a while, or reach out to someone new. Human interconnectedness is one of the most important keys to happiness. When you act in a friendly way, not only will others feel more friendly toward you, but you will also strenthen your feelings of friendliness for other people. 4. Rid yourself of a nagging task. Deal with that business problem, purchase something you need, or make that longpostponed appointment with the dentist. Crossing an irksome chore off your to-do list will give you a rush of elation. 5. Create a more serene environment. Outer order contributes to inner peace, so spend some time organizing bills and tackling the piles in the kitchen. A large stack of little tasks can feel overwhelming but often just a few minutes of work can make a sizable dent. Set the timer for 10 minutes and see what you can do. In that time, take a quick look around the house and see how to get organized using everyday items. Remember... an organized environment creates an organized mind. 6. Do a good deed. Introduce two people by e-mail, take a minute to pass along useful information, or “catch someone being good”. 7. Save someone’s life. Sign up to be an organ donor, and remember to tell your family about your decision. Do good, feel good-- it really works! 8. Act happy. Fake it ‘til you feel it. Research shows that even an artificially induced smile boosts your mood. And if you’re smiling, other people will perceive you as being friendlier and more approachable. There’s no need to walk around in a constant state of worry. After all, what’s the worst that can happen if you bounce a check or leave wet clothes in the dryer? 9. Learn something new. Think of a subject that you wish you knew more about and spend 15 minutes on the internet reading about it, or go to a bookstore and buy a book about it. But be honest... pick a topic that really interests you, not something you think “should” or “need to” learn about.

    • An easy way to find quality telehealth mental support during Covid-19

      San Diego, CA – Help Therapy (formally Health Therapist) allows people to easily find quality mental health services during the Covid-19 crisis. Help Therapy’s website, quickly connects people seeking mental health services with mental health providers who best meet their individual needs. Using telehealth services, patients can be in their first sessions, in the comfort of their own homes within days of visiting the Help Therapy website. “With so many Americans facing isolation, fear, anxiety and job loss during the Covid-19 crisis, it’s more important than ever to provide easy ways for people to seek mental health support,” stated Dr. Annette Conway, San Diego based Help Therapy President. “We match people with high quality mental health providers who can help them via phone or online during this crisis. The beauty of our service is that these people will be able to continue having sessions with the provider they have built a relationship with, after Covid-19 restrictions ease. These relationships and sessions will be able to continue via telehealth, in the patient’s home or facility or in a traditional office setting.” Help Therapy connects people to a variety of health care providers including Licensed Clinical Psychologists, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Nurse Practitioners. Each Help Therapy provider has his or her own specialty, and is referred to the patient according to their expertise and geographical location. “With the influx of people in need of mental and emotional support during this Covid-19 pandemic, I am grateful to have Help Therapy’s administrative assistance so I can focus on what I do best,” stated Glenn Goodlove, Health Therapy LCSW Provider. “These times are challenging for so many, and with the use of telehealth coupled with relaxed HIPAA laws, my clients can still get the help that they need with easier insurance payment options. After this crisis, my clients can choose to continue with telehealth or have in-person sessions.” Help Therapy providers specialize in meeting the needs of children, adolescents, adults and senior patients. Sessions can be individual, in couples or in family settings. No physician referral or monthly commitment is required for patients. Insurance and private pay options are available and fees vary based on provider and treatment method. For more information visit About Help Therapy Help Therapy (formally called Health Therapist) was founded in 1993 and works to break down barriers to exceptional and personal mental healthcare. Help’s extensive administrative support system allows providers to focus purely on delivering exceptional care to patients – enabling them to treat people of all ages, cultures, socioeconomic levels, those with accessibility challenges and take into account each patient’s unique treatment needs. With Help’s unique four-tier service platform, patient sessions can take place at home, in office, at a facility or via telephone/video. Individuals, couples and families across California and Colorado can find the help they need at

    • COVID-19: Coping With the New Normal

      Author: Syed Imam, Ph.D. The adverse condition of social isolation and loneliness amid this pandemic around the globe is causing people to live under constant fear, stress and anxiety which may lead to hypertension, sugar imbalance, dysfunctional metabolism, chronic medical condition, reduced immunity and other psycho-physical state of being in a vulnerable condition. Simply put, we can experience elevated blood pressure, sugar level, insomnia, restlessness, skin disease, depression, hopelessness, irritability, aggression, reduced stress tolerance and onset of other psycho-medical condition detrimental to our wellbeing and quality of life. The good news is that we may practice simple things to protect and prevent from the sickness simultaneously boosting our immune strength with some fresh tool to increase stress tolerance and resiliency. By now, most of us are pretty well educated about the basic preventive measure such as handwashing, social distancing, sanitization, social group avoidance, cleaning etc. But, changing and adapting to small activities mentioned below and planning to adhere to them can make positive change. Sleep: Good sleep rejuvenates our mind and body, boost our immune system, reduces anxiety/fatigue and improves our capacity to stay healthy and fit on daily basis. Practice good sleep hygiene and sleep your regular hours to satisfaction as you did prior to this crisis. Breathing Exercise: Relax yourself; sit or lay down comfortably, close your eyes, listen to your breath while you breathe in and out, feel the bodily changes as you breathe. Diaphragmatic or belly breathing is better than the chest breathing. Inhale from your nose to the count of 5 seconds, hold it for 4 seconds and exhale to the count of 7 seconds. Repeat 5 cycle to feel the fresh oxygen in your system. Mindfulness: Mindfulness is as simple as being aware of yourself and your being in your surroundings. It can be any act of mind and body exercise that brings us back to consciousness and self-realization. Any religious prayer, meditation, devotional ritual, focused spiritual exercises accompanying meditation could be practiced as mindfulness exercise. It enhances our sympathetic nerve response by strengthening our brain pathways that strengthen our coping mechanism in case of adverse situation. Practice mindfulness 3-5 times a day. Physical Exercise: Is vital for life; stretches, walking, gardening or other physical activities that suits your taste. Spend at least 30 - 60 minutes every day to nurture your strength and resiliency. Nutrition: Balanced diet/food, natural supplements and vitamins improves health and immune system. Hydration: Drink 3-4 liters of plain water at room temperature every day. Water is life and the best drink. Healthy Habits: It costs nothing and keeps you strong. Stay away from drugs/ abusive substances and limit your caffeine. This is an opportune time to get rid of any addiction. Positive Relationship: This is high time that we focus on building our positive relationship within and beyond our family system. Resolving conflicts by amicable means and appropriate discussion, exploring mutual strength and respect, building bridges of love, cohesion and bonding. Acceptance & Forgiveness: Acceptance of others as they are and forgive others and or seeking forgiveness from others brings reservoir of positive space and energy into our mind. Cleaning up the clutters and debris from the societal bruise such as, grudge, hate, shame and guilt fills the mind with immense positive energy. Unconditional Love: Love is potent and powerful, it has the power to melt the mountain. Love yourself, the nature, the creator, your family, your significant others and anything you could imagine. It changes the perspective on how we perceive self and others. Mental Health Care: Media distancing is the key; limit your time up to 20 minutes a day to remain updated with the current news. Stay away from tracking mortality and infection spread on hourly basis. Find out the appropriate app, YouTube videos/programs per your taste that makes you feel better. Share your feelings and emotions with others and offer them the space where they can do the same; sharing is caring. Be kind to yourself; no crisis stays forever, the days are longer than the nights. Sun comes out every day to spread the sunshine, embrace it. Ask for and seek professional help, it is not worth suffering in isolation. Kindness: An act of kindness a day, keep the sickness away. Make a plan to do at least one act of kindness each day, this could as simple as making a phone call to your friend, relatives, neighbors to check on them. Lend them your ear that they can whisper in. Be generous in providing them comfort, support and assurance, even verbal support goes a long way. Reading/Journaling/Hobbies: Read the book(s) that you always wanted to but had no time. Reading keeps you up, engaged and fills your mind with wisdom and intellect. Journaling is very cathartic and healing; relieves one from trauma of the past and sooth your brain. Put down your thoughts and feelings, your daily experience on the piece of paper and feel the refreshing affect it has. Brush your skill and bring your nostalgia back; get involved in the activities and hobbies you loved in the past or continue to nurture the one that you do. Last but not the least, set your routine and customize your day based upon the aforementioned tips, track your progress and make change as needed in consonance with your daily activities and responsibilities. Adhere to the discipline and schedule that you set, keep fine tuning it and enjoy. Start your day with smile and positive attitude, be grateful for what you have and be kind and compassionate to yourself, others and the world. About the Author: Dr. Imam is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with vast experience of working with people of different culture, race and ethnicity. He is tri-lingual and a seasoned mental health professional with more than 15 years of practical experience in the field of psychology and behavioral health. Dr. Imam values human diversity and possess deep empathy and respect for the clients. He believes in non-directive client centered therapy where clients feels comfortable to walk in their life space and given an opportunity to explore and nurture positive emotions and experiential happiness. Such therapeutic alliances triggers positive change in a healing environment emanating insight simultaneously providing tool to enhance the quality of life and tranquility.

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      Here To Connect You With HELP A Top-Rated Therapist Make An Appointment Today Meet with your therapist in-person, online or over the phone. HELP is now offering newly expanded Telehealth services. Help Therapy 's purpose is to break down barriers to exceptional mental health care for people of all ages, cultures, socioeconomic levels, accessibility challenges, and treatment needs. We create this opportunity for patients by freeing providers from the administrative worry that comes with owning a practice so they focus on delivering exceptional care to their patients. HELP has been connecting Patients to Providers since 1993. Interested In Working As A Provider? Meet with a Provider that meets your needs - ​ Fill out the Intake Form and match with a Provider in 3-5 days Make An Appointment We take care of you- ​ So you can take care of your patients. Become A Provider How It Works Help is dedicated to making the process of connecting therapists and patients an easy and meaningful process. 01 02 03 Submit a Request Tell us about your goals for therapy, your preferred payment method & your preferred location. We use your feedback and preferences to connect you with the RIGHT therapist for your journey. ​ Making a referral? (although, no referral necessary) Match with your Therapist HELP works hard to match you with a therapist that takes your insurance and meets your needs as a patient. Begin Therapy HELP works with therapists that cover over 100 different specialities, allow for a variety of insurance and cash pay options and provide therapy several different settings (including In-Home, In-Office, In-Facility and Telehealth modalities). Making a Referral? Fill Out This Intake Form Sign Up For Our Monthly Newsletter Serving Areas Throughout California & Colorado We are here to help. At your home, facility or our office. Call (858) 481-8827 FEEL BETTER. Offering an expert team of therapists. Caring for patients since 1993. > Thank you for signing up!

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      Reach Out, 24/7 GET STARTED. Intake Form Prefer to fill out your intake form by hand? Download PDF linked here and fax directly to 858-244-0990. / Tel. 858-481-8827 / Fax. 858-244-0990 ​ You can also fill out the form below to contact us directly. I have a question about your services I am a counselor looking to join Help! I would like to find a Therapist! I am a registered counselor and I need support. I am a registered client and I need support. I just want more information! arrow&v Submit A Member of the HELP Team will be in touch soon! Where to Find Us: ​ 3636 Fourth Avenue, Suite 302 San Diego, CA 92103 We are not able to provide crisis services outside of regularly scheduled appointments and normal business hours. ​ In the case of an emergency please call 911, go to your local emergency room, or call the toll free San Diego County Crisis Line (888-724-7240), Emergency Phone Numbers: Adult Abuse Reporting/Crisis Intervention: 1-800-510-2020 National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE(784-2433) San Diego Crisis Hotline: 1-800-479-3339 San Diego Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-619-234-3164 Please Note:

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