The Power of Positive Thinking

Positive Thinking

You probably know people who are optimists. They see the sunny side of any situation and they are in a good mood much of the time. On the other hand, you probably also know people who tend to be pessimistic. They tend to see the glass as half-empty and their temperament might resemble that of Eeyore, everyone’s favorite downtrodden donkey. Which side of the spectrum do you fall on? You might not think there’s anything special about being an optimist or a pessimist, but the fact is that positive thinking has a lot of power! You can improve your mental and physical health as well as your future just by thinking more positively. Read on to find out more about this amazing phenomenon! Read More

Dr. Nalin is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, and Founder and Executive Director of Paradigm Treatment Centers, who has been a respected leader in the field of adolescent mental health for more than 20 years. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California, his Master’s degree from Loyola Marymount University, his Doctoral degree from Pacific University’s APA approved Clinical Psychology program, and completed his training at the University of California, San Diego’s APA approved psychology internship program.

Dr. Nalin has provided training and mentoring to students entering the field of psychology at institutions of learning including Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology, UCSD, Pacific University, and Santa Monica College. He was also instrumental in the development of the treatment component of Los Angeles County’s first Juvenile Drug Court, which now serves as a national model.

Dr. Nalin has appeared as an expert on shows ranging from CBS News and Larry King, to CNN, The Today Show and MTV. He was also featured in an Anti-Drug Campaign for the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP).

Dr. Nalin is a Diplomate of the National Institute of Sports Professionals and a Certified Sports Psychologist as well as a Certified Chemical Dependency Intervention Specialist. He lectures and conducts workshops nationally on the issues of teen mental health, substance abuse prevention, and innovative adolescence treatment.

In 2017 Dr. Nalin was awarded The Sigmund Freud Foundation and Sigmund Freud University’s Distinguished Achievement Award in recognition of his work with youth in the field of mental health over the course of his career.

Motivational Quote – Choice, Chance, Change

Motivational Quote | Paradigm San Francisco

Another motivational quote to help you get through the week, “Choice, chance, change.  You must make the choice to take the chance, if you want anything to change.” Read More

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Motivational Quote : Difficult Roads

Motivational Quote | Paradigm San Francisco

Another motivational quote to get you through the beginning of you week: “Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.”

If you are struggling to find perspective during a trying time in your life, remember that the best is still ahead, you have so much more to look forward to. Read More

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Motivational Quote – Set You Free

Motivational Quote | Paradigm SF

Another weekly motivational quote that will hopefully provide some perspective and wisdom to your day.

“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” Read More

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Motivational Quote: Don’t Give Up Your Power

Motivational Quote: Don't Give Up Your Power

The only person that decides who has power over you is yourself. That is why it is so important to not give up that power! Many people don’t realize the power they give to other people. Read More

Teen and adolescent residential treatment program that has the privilege of serving families from throughout the US and abroad.