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Reflections on Being a Feminist Therapist

Reflections on Being a Feminist Therapist

One question that I get asked frequently is what it means to be a feminist therapy practice. Does it mean we only treat "women's issues"? That we're focused on "empowerment"?  It's a great question! Feminism is a political word. And even among people who identify...

The Mental Health Consequences of Getting Laid Off

The Mental Health Consequences of Getting Laid Off

If you're struggling with your mental health after a layoff, you're not alone. Read on to learn more about common responses to a recent layoff, as well as strategies for coping.  Prior to opening the doors of Stella Nova, I was working full time at a mental health...

Self Care Ideas: SF Bay Area & Los Angeles

Self Care Ideas: SF Bay Area & Los Angeles

Switching up your self-care routine can add a sense of fun and spontaneity to your daily life. It's also a way to discover new things about ourselves! As Self-Care Awareness Month wraps up and September draws to a close, consider scheduling a self-care date with...

Self-Care Isn’t Solo Care

Self-Care Isn’t Solo Care

As we recognize September as Self-Care Awareness Month, we're talking about some of the less discussed aspects of self-care. Today we're discussing the aspects of self-care that come from connection with others — relational self-care.   Self-care is often framed as...

Six Ways to Practice Self-Care At Work

Six Ways to Practice Self-Care At Work

In honor of September being Self-Care Awareness Month, we'll be sharing some thoughts about the less-discussed sides of self-care. First up: Self-care at work, because our needs doesn't stop at the office door! When you think of self-care, what comes to mind? If...

Your Back-to-School Reading List, According to Therapists

Your Back-to-School Reading List, According to Therapists

Summer's technically still in full swing and temps continue to soar. But as schools start to reopen this month, we're feeling some seriously Fall vibes. As a psychologist I've had *way* too many years of school. So although it's been a decade since I graduated, I'll...

Services We Offer

At Stella Nova, we offer individual and couples therapy for adults aged 18+ throughout California. Currently, we are offering online therapy via HIPAA secure video only. We also anticipate reopening our San Francisco office for some in-person appointments mid-2022, and are looking towards opening a Los Angeles location in late-2022/early 2023.