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Archive for November, 2011

Don’t Let Stress Spoil Your Holiday Season

Don’t Let Stress Spoil Your Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us and offers a host of fun festivities. Some people love the holiday season, while others may feel a sense of sadness and loss during the holidays. Sometimes, when we see family members during holiday gatherings we revert to old patterns which […]

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The Mind/Body Connection

The Mind/Body Connection

I recently came across this wonderful article in the Huffington Post, written by Ed and Deb Shapiro. I thought I would share it below with my readers, as it contains some great points about how thoughts and emotions can affect your body, a connection which we often […]

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Beating the Quarterlife Blues…Examining How “I’m Not Enough” Thinking Can Get in Your Way

Beating the Quarterlife Blues…Examining How “I’m Not Enough” Thinking Can Get in Your Way

The transition to adulthood today is a complex, prolonged process. Many of my 20 and 30-something clients feel a great deal of anxiety when faced with a wide range of opportunities, and find themselves unsure of how to choose between them. Scholars and sociologists note that this […]

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Simple Life Lessons…

I recently came across this great list of ‘life lessons’ written by 90 year-old Regina Brett of Cleveland, Ohio. She said that “…to celebrate growing older, I once wrote…lessons life has taught me. It is the most requested column I’ve ever written.” I have highlighted some of […]

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Relaxation Methods can help with Depression and Anxiety

Relaxation Methods can help with Depression and Anxiety

I work with many of my clients who are depressed or anxious to substitute relaxation sensations for stress sensations…which can help set more favorable conditions for positive thinking. When people feel depressed, energy often declines and ordinary life stressors can seem impossible to manage. Simply putting yourself […]

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Thinking About “Should” Statements

Thinking About “Should” Statements

“Should” statements often represent expectations and requirements…and can often precipitate depression and make it worse. As an example, depressive feelings can increase among individuals who believe “I should not feel depressed. I should be over these feelings already. I should be able to feel better.” When these “should” statements are consistent, they can […]

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Wonderful Article on the Importance of Gratitude…Happy Thanksgiving!

Today I came across a wonderful and relevant article about the importance of gratitude. I have posted it below, enjoy! Please note that this article was taken from “The Associated Press” and written by Seth Borenstein. Count your blessings this Thanksgiving. It’s good for you. While it […]

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Simple Steps for Managing Panic Attacks

Simple Steps for Managing Panic Attacks

I work with many clients who come for assistance with panic attacks. It’s important to remember that resisting or fighting initial panic symptoms can actually make them worse…here are some simple steps to help you manage panic attacks: 1. Panic attacks are often experienced as extremely unpleasant […]

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Thinking About Your Financial Health

Thinking About Your Financial Health

In our current economic climate, many people are finding themselves in unpleasant financial constraints. The recently laid-off, downsized or demoted are trying to cope with the new financial realities. A 2008 survey conducted by the American Psychological Association found that 81% of people stated that money was […]

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What is Couples Counseling?

What is Couples Counseling?

Couples often seek therapy at a point in which their relationship is polarized by reactivity and power struggles are making connection extremely difficult. Trapped in impasses that they are unable to fix on their own, they seek counseling with the hope of finding a new direction. payday […]

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