4 Ways to Prioritize Your Mental Health in 2024

4 Ways to Prioritize Your Mental Health in 2024

The start of a new year offers a fresh opportunity to prioritize your mental health. Embracing this new beginning often involves reevaluating how we care for ourselves, setting attainable goals, nurturing our relationships, and seeking support when needed. It’s about making conscious choices that align with our mental and emotional health, laying a foundation for […]

What to Expect From Family Counseling

This blog discusses what to expect from family counseling in Orange County at Mariposa Center. Learn about preparation, first sessions, and suitability for your family's needs.

Getting started with family counseling can feel like stepping into the unknown. You might be wondering what this journey entails and how it could impact your Orange County family’s dynamic. It’s a path lined with questions, uncertainty, concern, and hope. This guide will walk you through what to expect from family counseling, taking the mystery out […]

Getting Family Therapy in Orange County After Thanksgiving

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The Thanksgiving feasts are long gone in Orange County, but there may be lingering feelings from that first family gathering of the holiday season. For many, the festive spirit often matches our sunny skies. However, you may be left feeling a lingering sense of anxiety, misunderstanding, and family tension. If you’re feeling stress and anxiety […]

Seasonal Shadows: Managing Depression During the Holiday Season

A sad woman in front of holiday decorations contemplating the best way to go about managing depression during the holiday season.

The holiday season, a time of joy and festivity for some, can ironically cast a shadow of depression for others. As the days get shorter and the seasonal pressure mounts, feelings of sadness, loneliness, and anxiety can intensify. Managing depression during this time requires understanding, compassion, and effective strategies. At Mariposa Center, a cornerstone of […]

Mental Health Help: Seeking Wellness on a Budget

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What should I do if I need mental health help but I can’t afford it? Mental wellness and treatment aren’t just for the privileged or well-off. At Mariposa Center, we have worked with historically underserved communities since 1977 because we understand that anyone can have mental health challenges, and everyone deserves access to the treatment […]