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Trusting Our Decisions…

Trusting Our Decisions…

Over the course of our lifetime we are faced with making many decisions; some are big and some are small, some are life changing and some are insignificant.  Some of us are very good at making decisions, and when I say “very good, ” I mean that […]

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Overcoming Test Anxiety – An Innovative and Solution Focused Coaching Program

Overcoming Test Anxiety – An Innovative and Solution Focused Coaching Program

At the present time, I am excited to offer a special coaching program focused onovercoming standardized test anxiety. Test anxiety involves a combination of physiological over-arousal, worry, and dread about test performance, and avoidance of effective preparation which often interferes with normal learning and lowers test performance. Test […]

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Letting Go, and Embracing the Unknown

Letting Go, and Embracing the Unknown

(This blog post was written by Reena Singh, LMHC. Reena is a therapist at our practice and specializes in working with individuals.) “There is a time for departure, even when there is no certain place to go.” – Robert Frost This is one of my favored quotes […]

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Positive Statements For Self-Esteem…

Positive Statements For Self-Esteem…

Affirmations are simple, positive statements that can be repeated many times, in order to impress the subconscious mind and trigger it into positive action. In order to ensure the effectiveness of your affirmations, try to repeat them with on a daily basis conviction and remind yourself of […]

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The Power of Mindfulness…and Cognitive Therapy

The Power of Mindfulness…and Cognitive Therapy

Mindfulness therapy is a meditation-based treatment with foundations in Buddhism; it has become popular in many private practice and mental health settings around the world. It’s something that I infuse into almost all of my work with clients. It’s something that I believe in and practice in […]

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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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Anger Management Tips: Is My Anger Healthy?

Anger Management Tips: Is My Anger Healthy?

Anger is a  powerful emotion that can stem from feelings of frustration, hurt, annoyance, or disappointment. It is a normal human emotion that can range from slight irritation to strong rage. From time to time, everyone can lose their cool or get angry. Losing your temper can cause […]

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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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Recovering From Relationship Loss…

Recovering From Relationship Loss…

The loss of any important relationship has a powerful impact on our lives. Many of my clients report feeling a mixture of emotions: sadness, grief, anger, bitterness and sometimes relief (every situation is different).  There are no “correct” feelings to have, so it is very important to […]

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