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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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Defensiveness In Your Relationships…

Defensiveness In Your Relationships…

As human beings, we all tend to find ourselves being defensive from time to time. Many of my clients mention to me that they often find themselves saying things that they wouldn’t normally “put out there” when they feel triggered by their partners. Often a part of our mind (called the subconscious) sends […]

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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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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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Turning Negative Thinking Into Positive Goal Setting

Turning Negative Thinking Into Positive Goal Setting

Setting goals is an important part of my work with clients. By sharing the goal development process with a therapist, or even a close friend if you don’t work with a therapist, can serve a few valuable purposes…there is someone with you to bear witness to your announcement and […]

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