Author Archives: Dr. Shortliffe

Saying Goodbye in Therapy

Last week, after 3 years of practice, I closed the doors to my Palo Alto office location.  Over the last… more →


New Office Location: Midtown Sacramento

In March, I opened the doors to a new office location in Sacramento, California.  I found a lovely sunlit office… more →


Mindfulness: What is it? Why Should I Practice it?

What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is purposeful and non-judgmental awareness of the present moment.  It increases your awareness of sensory impressions,… more →


Therapist Jargon: Dual Relationships

Therapists will sometimes talk about “dual relationships” as a reason that they cannot work with a particular client, but what… more →


Guest Blogging at Cardinal Education: Navigating Performance Anxiety

Last week, I guest blogged at Cardinal Education’s Blog.  Cardinal Education provides personalized educational consulting, tutoring, and admissions preparation to… more →


Making the Call

That first phone call to a psychologist or therapist can be pretty nerve wracking.  It takes a lot of courage… more →


An Introduction to My Practice

For many people, going to therapy for the first time is anxiety provoking.  It can be intimidating when you don’t… more →


Couples’ Communication Part II: Be a Great Listener

Learning how to express concerns in a constructive way (as we did in Part I of Couples Communication) is an… more →


Couples’ Communication Part I: Let’s Talk

Conflict is a normal part of being in a relationship.  However, couples often struggle to figure out how to talk… more →


Get In Touch With Your Values

Every person has values that affect the way in which they interact with the world.  These are qualities, goals, life… more →