Jessica Talks Healthy Relationships and Self-Worth with Cassie Gaub

U.S. DOJ Changes Definition of Domestic Violence

KPBS Interview with Jessica Yaffa – Shelley Malil Domestic Violence Case

Shelley Malil Domestic Violence Case Our very own Jessica Yaffa speaks to KPBS in response to the Shelley Malil domestic violence case and the rehabilitation of offenders.  

20 Self Care Tips from People We Love

When we are struggling with relationships, whether they are abusive or not, self-care can often get pushed to the wayside. But if you’ve been following my blogs, or heard me speak, you know that nurturing the relationship we have with ourselves is even more important when we’re experiencing difficulties in our relationships with others. My […]

Healthy Boundaries in Relationships

A guide for setting healthy boundaries in relationships   Humans are social animals. Our very existence relies on our relationships with others and many aspects of our well-being hinges on the quality of those relationships. Whether you are the type to have many relationships or just a few, healthy relationships are critical to your survival. […]

How to Deal with a Narcissist

Dealing with a narcissist can be difficult. Whether they are our partner, parent, child, friend, boss, or co-worker, interacting with them can create feelings within us of shame, low self-worth, frustration, and fatigue. It can be difficult to spot a narcissist until we’re entangled in a dramatic relationship with them. Often, our first interactions with […]

Relationship Coaching: 6 Tips for Choosing the Right Coach

Finding the right relationship coach can be daunting. Improving your relationships requires a lot of work and it’s important to have a qualified guide to walk you through the journey. So just how do you choose the right coach? These 6 tips will guide you through the process so you can get to work on […]

The Link Between Trauma and Mass Violence

When we think about the link between trauma and mass violence, we typically think about the aftermath of mass violence and the resulting trauma. An interesting article recently published by Haven Hills Recovery, a women’s trauma treatment facility in San Diego, CA., explores the topic from a different angle. They wanted to know if mass […]

Am I Being Abused?

When we hear people ask this question, our first response is if you find yourself asking the question, it’s worth exploring the answer. While it’s normal, and even healthy, to ask yourself about the health of your relationship from time to time, if the question, “am I being abused,” continues to pop up for you, […]

Leaving an Abusive Relationship: Changing that Negative Tape

Leaving an Abusive Relationship: Changing that Negative Tape by Jessica Yaffa, BA, CPC When we are told over and over again that we are unlovable, unworthy, untrustworthy, and incompetent, our brain begins to believe this to be true. As we prepare to exit an unhealthy relationship it is important that we work on changing our […]