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Mothers are People, Too…

Happy Mother’s Day! “If it’s not one thing, it’s your Mother!” There’s a saying in psychotherapy that goes “If it’s not one thing, it’s your Mother.”…

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Don’t Hit the SNOOZE Button!

The Submarine Expert My husband tells this awesome story: Something’s gone wrong on a nuclear submarine and they call in “the expert” to help figure it…

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What Your Mirror Can’t Show You.

Have you looked in a mirror lately? You were probably looking for something: spinach stuck in your teeth from lunch, a stain on your shirt, another laugh line. “The mirror…

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How To Talk to Your Psychiatrist

Why Can’t My Psychiatrist Be More Like My Therapist? “My psychiatrist doesn’t listen to me!” “I just walked out with 2 more prescriptions!” “15-minute med checks……

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Coping with Morning Depression

For those who suffer from depression, mornings are often the worst time. Once the day gets started, a person’s mood usually lifts and energy will return….

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Who left your Mood in Charge?

Does This Sound Like You? You set goals for yourself, but if you don’t “feel like it,” you do nothing about them?  You have plans for the day,…

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Face It

When I am working with clients in therapy, I often share with them this piece of universal wisdom: The extent to which you are willing to…

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The Vow You Really Need

THE SECRET TO A LONG HAPPY RELATIONSHIP I’m going to share with you one of the greatest secrets to a long-lasting, healthy relationship…other than using the…

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Self-Esteem Is YOUR Job

Self-Doubt and Low Self-Esteem Not sure if you’re all that sexy and attractive? Do you constantly need approval from others? Are you never sure that you…

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Giving The Love That Heals

Happy Birth Day! Our daughter turned 12 this week, and I’ve been reflecting on what I have learned about parenting since the day she came into…

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Decide on the Daily

Everyone is looking for a good “life hack,” something that makes life easier and better. Here is one that definitely does both: it’s what I call…

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 Interdependence

In the progress of personality, first comes a declaration of independence, then a recognition of interdependence. ~Henry Van Dyke So where do you place yourself on…

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Progress by Erosion

Are You In “Project Purgatory?” You want to get your garage organized but you know you will never get an entire weekend to get it all…

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The Art of Being Present

Marina Abramovic This week I am compelled to tell you about an amazing documentary I recently watched on HBO of the performance artist, Marina Abramovic, titled The…

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Yes, You DO Need A Vacation!

Vacation Poor America Of all developed countries in the world, Americans are the worst at taking time off from work. Compared to the good people in England,…

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How to Catch More Zzzzz’s

Elusive Sleep Insomnia for many people has become a frustrating fact of life.  30% of the population suffers from it, and more than half of Americans…

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About Dr. Sanz…

My primary aspiration in life (beyond survival!) has been to try to foster hope, create safe spaces for good work to occur, and improve well-being through co-creating unique and helpful life strategies with others. To that end, I became a licensed psychologist and coach, and have written extensively about mental and emotional wellness.

Becoming the new co-host of the Giving Voice to Depression podcast fits perfectly with my intention of wanting others to know that they are not alone in their experience of struggling in the world. I believe there is so much that we can do to help each other get through… and then get to where we can thrive and enjoy life.

I have worked successfully for over 25 years with clients with a broad range of mental, emotional, and physical health issues and also taught psychology classes at the University level. My own lived experience as a late-diagnosed autistic person with ME/CFS gave me a unique set of challenges that have helped me to appreciate the struggles of others with increased humility, empathy, and compassion.

Because of both my training and my life experience, I am very good at breaking down the overwhelming into manageable pieces and helping my clients learn how to trust their own experience to craft life strategies that work. It brings me the greatest joy to connect with others and be able to help in whatever way I am able.

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A Year to Change

What Would YOU Like to Change? This inspiring book helps you figure out where you are right now and where you would like to be. Then it gives you a road map to help you make positive changes, week by week, in all areas of your life: Mind, Body, Heart, Soul, and Spirit. In a year’s time, you can improve your thoughts, behaviors, relationships, self-esteem, and clarify your sense of purpose.


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