The Blunder of Emotional Reasoning

The Blunder of Emotional Reasoning

The concept of trusting your gut might not be as simple as the phrase suggests.Unconsciously, your gut may be misleading you. Emotional reasoning obscures one’s gut judgement by blurring the lines between reality and distortion. This phenomena is defined as accepting...
Breaking the Bond of Assumptions

Breaking the Bond of Assumptions

Do you ever wish you knew what others were thinking? Most of the time there is no way of truly knowing what someone is thinking, unless we ask. Trusting our own intuition about others’ intentions is important, although sometimes our thoughts can deceive us.It’s a...
Imposter Syndrome: Your Own Worst Enemy

Imposter Syndrome: Your Own Worst Enemy

The feeling of success is like none other. For many, the pursuit of this feeling is the driving force for life.  However, this feeling can sometimes be distorted depending on the environment that one is working in. The imposter syndrome is a thought pattern in which...
Taking the Next Step – The Phone Consultation

Taking the Next Step – The Phone Consultation

Making the decision to begin psychotherapy comes with a lot of uncertainty. John Montopoli, LMFT, LPCC, the founder and director of Pacific CBT, is producing a series of videos to explain the process. In this video, he shares with you information about the initial...
How to Find a Therapist That Works Best For You

How to Find a Therapist That Works Best For You

Making the decision to seek professional help for psychological problems may be a daunting proposition. In our last video we presented ideas to consider to see if you might benefit from working with a psychotherapist.In this video, John Montopoli, LMFT, LPCC, the...