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Nixing Your Negative Labels…

Nixing Your Negative Labels…

Many of my clients tell me that they are dissatisfied with things in their lives that they are unable to change; perhaps they are not artistic or creative enough, or they feel that their social skills are not up to par. Perhaps something happened in your personal […]

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Bringing Our Past Into The Present…More On Core Beliefs

Bringing Our Past Into The Present…More On Core Beliefs

Our core beliefs have a large impact on how we view ourselves, other people, the world around us and predict the future. I work with my clients to help them discover their core beliefs, which is a significant part of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (“CBT”). Our  core beliefs […]

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Thinking About Your Core Beliefs…The CBT Way

Thinking About Your Core Beliefs…The CBT Way

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (“CBT”) teaches us that long-standing beliefs about people, yourself and the world around you are called “core beliefs.” Many of us consider these core beliefs to be 100% true and valid at all times, which can lead us to engage in “tunnel vision” of sorts…selectively ignoring evidence […]

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Stress Management Tips…

Stress Management Tips…

Stress is not easy to deal with. Many of us learned how to work through stressful life situations by observing our parents and social support network as we grew up. Stress is very much an expected and normal part of our lives (especially if you live in […]

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Thinking About Your Thinking…Cognitive Distortions

Thinking About Your Thinking…Cognitive Distortions

What does it mean to think about your thinking? What’s a cognitive distortion and why do so many people have them? Cognitive distortions are simply ways that our mind convinces us of something that isn’t really true. These inaccurate thoughts are usually used to reinforce negative thinking […]

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Don’t Run From Panic (Some Anxiety Management Tips)…

I work with many clients who are struggling to cope with daily feelings of anxiety and panic attacks. Through psychoeducation, many of them are surprised to learn that some of their attempts to “fight” or “win” against these uncomfortable sensations actually may be making them worse, and […]

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How Can I Actively Challenge My Beliefs? Cognitive Therapy Can Help…

How Can I Actively Challenge My Beliefs? Cognitive Therapy Can Help…

In many cases, depression actually is the result of habitual negative (automatic) thoughts. When bad things happen, we begin chastising ourselves with thoughts such as: I’m no good, I’m a total failure or Nothing ever goes my way. Our feelings follow what we are thinking, and negative thoughts like these can […]

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