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Building Self-esteem from Within

Building Self-esteem from Within

(This blog post was written by Reena Singh, LMHC. Reena is an Associate Therapist at our practice and specializes in working with individuals.) As human beings we are, sadly, more inclined to focus on all our flaws rather than the positive aspects of ourselves.  This negative focus […]

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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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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 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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Understanding Your Feelings of Depression…

Understanding Your Feelings of Depression…

I often ask my clients to take time to observe their feelings of depression and listen for the messages hidden within the symptoms. In order to seek out these messages, you can ask yourself questions which may bring about further clarity as to the causes and possible […]

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Some Basic Information on Depression…

Some Basic Information on Depression…

Everyone, at various times throughout the lifecycle, may feel sad or blue. It’s normal to feel sad on occasion…this is part of being a human being. Sometimes, these feelings are a direct result of things that can occur in life; the loss of a family member of friend, […]

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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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Living In The Present Moment…

Living In The Present Moment…

Many of my clients tell me that they often feel overwhelmed in their present lives. They feel that they are constantly focused on the past or the future, and are unable to process what is happening in the present. Many clients seem to easily forget that they […]

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Is Facebook Harmful To Your (Mental) Health?

I read an interesting blog post yesterday from the Harvard Business Review (written by Daniel Guloti) which I thought I would share with my readers…it focuses on how Facebook is affecting our productivity at work, as well as our mental health/happiness. Read on! www.humanesocietyofknoxcounty.org/2013/ You can also access […]

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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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