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Daniela Paolone LMFT is a Marriage and Family Therapist and founder of Westlake Village Counseling in Westlake Village, California. She helps those working through pain, illness, depression and anxiety either in the office or through online counseling which is done using a secure platform to ensure client confidentiality. Using education, helpful resources, unconditional support and understanding, she strives to help people transform their pain into power so that they can live their best lives!

Top 7 Tips to Manage Social Anxiety This Holiday Season

Top 7 Tips to Manage Social Anxiety This Holiday Season Holiday parties, work parties and family commitments can really be stressful for people who have social anxiety. Under normal circumstances an anxious person might be able to come up with some excuses as to why they cannot attend a party or social gathering, but when […]

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Just Breathe – Breathing Exercises to Feel More Resilient and Relaxed When Feeling Overwhelmed 

Just Breathe – Breathing Exercises to Feel More Resilient and Relaxed When Feeling Overwhelmed Deep Belly Breathing Practicing deep belly breathing is one of the most effective ways to help calm down the mind and body.  To get an idea about what a deep belly breath looks like, I want you to place one hand […]

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3 Myths and 2 Truths – Why is Self-Care So Hard and How Can I Overcome It?

3 Myths and 2 Truths – Why is Self-Care So Hard and How Can I Overcome It? Self-care is something we hear about often.  We hear that adding in a self-care practice is important for our overall well-being. So then why is it so hard to actually get the ball rolling on taking care of […]

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Two Common Meditation Myths and What you Can Do To Overcome Them

Two Common Meditation Myths and What you Can Do To Overcome Them There are so many studies showing the positive effects of meditation such as improved sleep, reduced blood pressure and greater focus to name a few. Even though we are aware of these benefits, it seems to be hard to actually implement this practice. […]

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7 Helpful Steps for Pain Management Without Medication (Part 2)

7 Helpful Steps for Pain Management Without Medication (Part 2) Step 4 Keep a regular sleep schedule for pain management   Pain management often means incorporating a regular self care routing.  That is because our bodies respond well when we stick to a schedule.   This is especially true when talking about sleep routines for […]

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7 Helpful Steps for Pain Management Without Medication (Part 1)

7 Helpful Steps for Pain Management Without Medication (Part 1) Living life with a high levels of physical pain is something many people experience.  I deal with chronic pain and know how much it can interfere with daily life.   It is my hope that the approaches shared here will provide options to those who dealing with persistent […]

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