According to the Mayo Clinic, Hoarding is defined as “The excessive collection of items, along with the inability to discard them. Hoarding often creates such cramped living conditions that homes may be filled to capacity, with only narrow pathways winding through stacks of clutter. Some people also collect animals, keeping dozens or hundreds of pets often in unsanitary conditions. People who ho
In a column last fall, I announced my intention to rid my home and myself of a half-century of accumulated ”stuff” – everything from papers, books, clothing and shoes to packaging material and shopping bags. I’m happy to report significant progress. Scores of old files, letters and mementos have been recycled. Bags of books, clothes, coats, shoes and linens have been donated to charitie
Yesterday I had change thrust upon me. It was while getting a haircut. I have been wearing my hair short for some time but wasn’t prepared for how short my hairstylist decided to cut it during yesterday’s appointment. I don’t hate what she did necessarily, I just wasn’t looking to go that short and really wasn’t up for dealing with the mental turmoil I knew I’d put myself through ...
For some, it may seem completely reasonable to be deathly afraid of snakes — even of the garden or garter variety. But what if you were terrified of moths, grasshoppers or puppies? Plenty of people are afraid of something but in extreme cases, the fear can become so intense it's actually a phobia and can transform everyday behavior in a way that could make you laugh if it didn't actually reduce
Doctor Robin Zasio, Psy. D., LCSW, host of Animal Planet's series MY EXTREME ANIMAL PHOBIA, is a licensed clinical psychologist and a licensed clinical social worker. She has more than 20 years of experience in the mental health field and is a specialist in utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Expos
Are you one of those people that struggles during the winter months? It may be hard to believe during the holiday season that anyone can be down or have the “blues” but it does happen. The condition is called seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. There are things we can do to combat this disorder, or to help with winter blues.
The Anxiety Treatment Center of Sacramento opened in November of 2005, followed by the opening of The Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center in October of 2007. These facilities are the only programs in the Sacramento and surrounding counties offering an Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program specializing in Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Exposure and Response Prevention Techniques for OCD and anxi
Dr. Robin Zasio is an accomplished therapist, and has been specializing in treating OCD, anxiety disorders and related conditions for over 20 years