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Holiday Anxiety

Anxiety from the holidays creeps up every year for most especially in the month of December. We are all stressed and overwhelmed by the activities going on; but, for those with anxiety disorders this can be downright crippling! That is why, during the holiday season, it is important to put a plan together to remain …

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Tips for Coping with a Bad Day

Be kind to yourself: Even though you are having an off day; remind yourself that some things are out your control. Being too hard on yourself will not cause you to have a better day or better outlook. Treat yourself: Do something that genuinely makes you happy that will brighten your day, as treat for …

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Why Is My Teen Obsessed with Social Media?

Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, WeChat, WhatsApp, and Twitter are only a handful of the platforms that have created the obsession with social media. As many as 22% of teens say that they have logged into their social media accounts at least 10 times per day. Many parents are concerned that their children are spending too much …

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Why Does My Teen Hate Me?

At one point or another, most parents of teenagers have heard the words “I hate you.” While this may be a bold statement, it simply is not always the truth. Transitioning from childhood to adolescence is a difficult and challenging period. Teenagers set out on a path to find them self and become an adult. …

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Understanding Group Therapy: By Psychology Today

“If you’re considering psychotherapy, several options are available. One of those options is group therapy. Depending on the nature of your problem, group therapy can be an ideal choice for addressing your concerns and making positive changes in your life. What Should I Expect? Group therapy involves one or more psychologists who lead a group …

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Knowing When To End Therapy

A complicated mix of feelings arises when a person contemplates ending therapy. It is usually a bittersweet moment: on the one hand you have reached your treatment goals, but on the other, you are saying goodbye to a person and process that has been immensely helpful. That is, of course, the ideal scenario. In other …

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Negotiating A Fee: Making Therapy Affordable

In last week’s post, we went over the reasons why therapy is expensive. A therapist has to pay for office space, furniture, utilities, continuing education, and marketing, not to mention taxes. Furthermore, a therapist has already paid for a master’s degree or doctorate: he or she has to pay off student loans for quite some …

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New Year! Goal-Planning Dos and Don’ts

With the New Year right around the corner, many people are going to be thinking about what 2018 holds in store for them. Whether you are formally committing to a New Year’s Resolution, or informally thinking about how to better your life, these four tips will improve your chances of success: There is an old …

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Why the Holidays Can Be Depressing!

Sometimes it can be a frustrating paradox: the holidays, a time of year when we are supposed to be happy, relaxed, and spending quality time with those we love, can be one of the more stressful and depressing times of the year. Psychologically speaking, however, this makes a lot of sense. See the three below …

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What Is A Therapeutic Conversation?

Many people are surprised to learn that the main activity in therapy is talking. They wonder how that is going to change anything. To them, their problems seem to require a lot more—advice, strategies, direction. Everything is falling apart around them—it requires action to make things right again. Something must be done. Therapy is not a place for …

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