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.  

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. Notice […]

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. You might also be interested in: Everything You Need to Know About Love Bombing It can be difficult to spot a narcissist […]

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. When we are leaving an abusive relationship it is important that we work on changing our thinking […]

Self-Care in an Abusive Relationship

Self-Care in an Abusive Relationship by Jessica Yaffa, BA, CPC What is Self-Care? Self-care is any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health. Although it’s a simple concept in theory, it’s something we very often overlook. Good self-care is key to improved mood and reduced […]

Men Can Be Victims of Abuse, Too

Men Can Be Victims of Abuse, Too While we are making great strides in creating safe spaces for abused women to come forward, it’s important to remember that men can be victims of abuse, too. Not only do we need to recognize the extent of male victimization, we need to create safe spaces for them […]