Daniela Paolone

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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!

The Struggle With Parenting: How to Parent with Chronic Pain

The Family CouchCoping with Chronic Illness in the FamilyThe Struggle With Parenting: How to Parent with Chronic PainYou have been told by your doctor that you have chronic pain and a chronic illness.  So now what are the next steps?  And more importantly, how will you be able to parent with chronic pain?Coming home from […]

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How To Survive and Thrive During the Holidays – Holiday Stress Edition

How To Survive and Thrive During the Holidays – Holiday Stress EditionHow can you we get through the holidays more stress free?This can seem managing holiday stress is an impossible task, but by exploring some ideas shared here you will see that it is possible.  After all, the holidays are not just about running around […]

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Top 7 Tips to Manage Social Anxiety This Holiday Season

Top 7 Tips to Manage Social Anxiety This Holiday SeasonHoliday 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 it comes […]

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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 OverwhelmedDeep Belly BreathingPracticing 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 under your […]

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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 our needs?Self-care […]

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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 ThemThere 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.  Why […]

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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 managementPain 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 pain management. When we […]

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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 […]

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An Open Letter to Those with Chronic Illness / Pain and their Caregivers

Women In Depth PodcastUnderstanding and Supporting Those Living with Chronic Pain and Illness – Episode 5An Open Letter to Those with Chronic Illness / Pain and their CaregiversSome people say that change happens when we push ourselves outside of our comfort zone so that is what I am doing today in writing my first blog […]

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