Healthy Within Wellness & Integrative Center

Healthy Within combines psychotherapy and neuroscience to help individuals and families reach a higher place of wellness in all aspects of their lives!

Healthy Within is a Psychological Wellness and Integrative Treatment Center that offers treatment for a wide variety of mental health concerns including ADD/ADHD, addictions, eating disorders, family conflict, parenting, depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, and much more. We approach our client’s growth areas from a health perspective rather than the disease perspective. Healthy Within is highly compet 01/25/2014

The Selling of Attention Deficit Disorder

Another great article: "The Selling Of ADD" Diagnoses have soared as makers of the drugs used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder have found success with a two-decade marketing campaign. 01/25/2014

I overmedicated my kid: No, it isn’t ADHD — Big Pharma’s attention obsession puts children at risk

Great article on the risks of putting kids on ADHD medications. Please read and share your thoughts with us! When we rush to prescribe boatloads of Adderall, we miss lesser-known disorders holding kids back. I know too well 01/21/2014

Brain Games: Move Objects With Your Mind To Find Inner Calm?

Check out this NPR radio interview on Neurofeedback! New games let you move a toy helicopter with your mind — with potentially an added health benefit. 01/13/2014

Sandra Aamodt: Why dieting doesn't usually work | Video on

GREAT TED Talk from Sandra Aamodt on why diets don't work! In the US, 80% of girls have been on a diet by the time they're 10 years old. In this honest, raw talk, neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt uses her personal story to frame an important lesson about how our brains manage our bodies, as she explores the science behind why dieting not only doesn't work, but…


The most important lesson from 83,000 brain scans: Daniel Amen at TEDxOrangeCoast

LOVE this new TedTalk from Dr. Daniel Amen on the importance of treating the individual brain :)

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TED... 10/22/2013

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

Fascinating article on the brain and sleep, "Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep." by NPR's Jon Hamilton Mouse brains get washed with cerebrospinal fluid while they sleep. Humans may use the same process.


First Lady Michelle Obama Please Don't Appear on The Biggest Loser

Join Dr. Kakaiya and Healthy Within as we plead with our First Lady Michelle Obama to NOT appear on The Biggest Loser. Intimidating and bullying people to change their body size is NOT OK and should not be used as a form of entertainment. Rapid weight-loss, weight cycling, and weight-loss-focused diet behavior are one of the biggest cause of obesity and eating disorders.

Let's support health and healthy living AT EVERY SIZE. Weight should not be the focus, health should be.

This mashup is created in collaboration with Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA),, Mental Fitness, Inc. (MFI) and with more than 100 o... 09/24/2013

Gandhi's 10 Rules for Changing the World, by Henrik Edberg

Your DailyGood for the day :) Change the world; we hear those words thrown around quite frequently, and to some, the notion seems incredulous. However, if we take an inner approach, rather than an outer one, and transform our individual selves into adopting the qualities we wish to see in the world, then the task at hand won't s...


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Healthy Within Supports Weight Stigma Awareness Week :) Weight Stigma Awareness Week – Featured BloggersAmy Pershing Center for Eating DisordersAngela Meadows, MSc Never Diet Again UKAngela Mensah We Are the Real DealBrad Zehring DO Dr. Z’s RamblingsCarmen Cool Carme... 09/05/2013

Are video games the answer to memory loss?

Check out this great video about Neurofeedback and the aging brain! A groundbreaking study from the journal Nature shows a specially-designed game improved multi-tasking skills and memory in people over the age of 60. Dr. David Agus, professor of medicine at USC, talks to the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts about the research. 08/11/2013

A Small Part of the Brain, and Its Profound Effects - New York Times

Interested in quitting smoking cigarettes? Healthy Within's neurofeedback treatment can help! The insula is a long-neglected brain region that has emerged as crucial to understanding what it feels like to be human. 08/09/2013

Your Child’s Brain: the Ultimate School Supply

Check out this article about Neurofeedback featuring our very own Dr. Kakaiya! Doctor Divya Kakaiya uses psychology and neurofeedback to help patients achieve peak performance.


Be Body Positive Day

Healthy Within wants to know how you stay body positive. Watch the following video for inspiration! Join us for Be Body Positive Day on August 7th, 2011!


After many years of success with our girls programs, Healthy Within is also extremely excited to announce that we have started a BOYS leadership program! "The Council" will be facilitated by Edgar Sierra, MFTi. Please call (858) 622-0221 x8 to register your son and for more information!


Healthy Within has a wonderful support group for Spanish-speaking families affected by Asperger's Syndrome! It's a free, monthly support group led by our very own Edgar Sierra, MFTi!


Healthy Within

Hello Friends :) Healthy Within has a BRAND NEW WEBSITE!!!!
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We at Healthy Within have been working furiously behind the scenes to create our re-branding, as we move more and more towards Neurofeedback. We have 4 machines and we are able to assist multiple family members at the same time! We LOVE regulating the brains of all family members:)

Of course we continue to conduct psychotherapy for all ranges of conditions and are a full service health and wellness center. We also offer Alpha-Stim which has been very powerful for our patients!

Please contact us if we can be of help!!! Healthy Within is a Psychological Wellness and Integrative Treatment Center that offers treatment for the following concerns:


Timeline Photos 07/01/2013

When Your Mother Says She's Fat

Great Article! "When Your Mother Says She's Fat" I was 7 when I discovered that you were fat, ugly, and horrible. Up until that point I had believed that you were beautiful—in every sense of the word. I remember flicking through old photo albums and staring at pictures of you standing on the deck of a boat. Your white strapless bathing suit looked... 06/21/2013

Summer Specials & Summer Self-Defense Camps

Check out these Summer Specials & Summer Self-Defense Camps from Play It Safe Defense , a wonderful resource for self-defense for kids and teens! 06/21/2013

2013 Youth Leadership Summit | Mental Health Systems

Healthy Within is proud to participate in the 2013 Youth Leadership Summit, tomorrow (Friday) from 10am to 4pm in Balboa Park. We'll even have a special speaker promoting how to LOVE OUR BODIES. Come out and say hi! 06/15/2013

Miserable & Magical: A Graduation Speech for Paradoxical Times, by Nipun Mehta

Check out this video of Nipun Mehta, the founder of, a fully volunteer-run organization that has delivered millions of dollars of web-related services to the non-profit world for free. When the student body of an elite private school in Silicon Valley was given the chance to vote on who would give their graduation address, their first pick was Nipun Mehta. An unexpected choice for these teenagers, who belong to what Time magazine called the Me Me Me Generation. Nipun's journey is… 06/15/2013

Summer of Body Love Course — Everyday Feminism

Last Day To Register for the "Summer of Body Love" Course :) Fun stuff like going to the beach, meeting new people at pool parties, or wearing sun dresses can often cause fear and anxiety in many of us. 06/15/2013

Things You Didn't Know About Porn (for kids) | Your Brain On Porn

Things You Didn't Know About Porn It's an unsettling fact that by age 11 most boys have been exposed to pornographic images. Yet few materials on the subject address such a youthful audience. If you're a parent, it can be surprisingly difficult to find a good way to discuss pornography. You don't want your child to see sex as "forbi...


June is PTSD Awareness Month

June is PTSD Awareness Month! Remember that June is PTSD Awareness Month and June 27th is PTSD Awareness Day. Find out how you can get involved, promote awareness about PTSD, increase you understanding and help those affected by trauma.

Women Deliver International Conference 2013 06/10/2013

The most important recent realization in the world of international health is that future health and economic progress in developing countries is most closely correlated with one thing: Education for girls.


Photos from the "Women Deliver" International Conference 06/10/2013

Women Deliver 2013 Conference Registration

Check it out! The ‘Women Deliver’ International Conference on maternal health in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia was this past month. It was attended by notable and influential women such as Chelsea Clinton, Melinda Gates and people from almost every country in the world (almost 40% men)!
At this amazing event, they emphasized one of the most important, and recent, realizations in the world: that international health, future health & economic progress in developing countries is most closely correlated with one thing: EDUCATION OF GIRLS. Below is a “Tree of Girls’ Voices” Learn more by visiting: WHO: Thousands of participants from around the world, including government leaders, policymakers, healthcare professionals, NGO representatives, corporate leaders, and global media outlets.WHAT: The largest global event of the decade to focus on the health and empowerment of girls and women. WHERE:…


Summer is here and so is Healthy Within's summer schedule for Full Of Ourselves Leadership Program for Girls. We have a group for girls entering 5th/6th grades, as well as a group for girls entering 7th/8th grades. Please contact our Prevention Specialist, Kate Henry at (858) 622-0221 x6 to register! 03/11/2013

An Empathy Video That Asks You To Stand in Someone Else's Shoes

Ah, the POWER of empathy :) If you could stand in someone else's shoes... Hear what they hear. See what they see. Feel what they feel. Would you treat them differently? A video that speaks to the connections we all need. 03/11/2013

Shane Koyczan: "To This Day" ... for the bullied and beautiful | Video on

What an INCREDIBLE TedTalk!!! Please watch :) By turn hilarious and haunting, poet Shane Koyczan puts his finger on the pulse of what it's like to be young and … different. "To This Day," his spoken-word poem about bullying, captivated millions as a viral video (created, crowd-source style, by 80 animators). Here, he gives a glorious, live repr... 02/04/2013

MentorCONNECT's 3rd Annual Virtual Walk - NEDA Walk

Hey everyone, Eating Disorder Awareness Week is coming up, Feb. 24th through March 2nd. Click on the link below to find out how you can participate! Internal NEDA Walk 02/04/2013

MentorCONNECT, eating disorders mentoring, Shannon Cutts, Beating Ana, pro recovery support communit

Healthy Within is a proud sponsor of MentorCONNECT :) To provide individuals with the means to break through the isolation of eating disorders by sharing the tools of recovery in supporting relationships.


Rethinking Dieting: Divya Kakaiya at TEDxClaremontColleges

Dr. Kakaiya's TEDx Talk is up on YouTube! Check it out, "Rethinking Dieting". What are your thoughts!?

Dr. Kakaiya is the Clinical Director and Founder of the Healthy Within treatment program. Her personal battle is against the current dieting paradigm propaga... 11/02/2012

Lessons Learned from Writing Love Letters to Strangers, by Hannah Brencher

Join Healthy Within as we commit to GIVING love to others this holiday season! I began leaving love letters all over New York City for strangers to find nearly two years ago. Though the idea sounds romantic, it was really a way to forget about my own feelings of sadness and loneliness for a while and focus on others in the big city who may have been feeling as let...




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