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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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What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Everyone seems to be talking about evidence-based practice and the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (“CBT”) these days…so I thought I would put together a post to review the basics of this form of treatment. CBT has become increasingly popular in recent years with both mental health consumers […]

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Managing Anxiety

Managing Anxiety

It is important to remember that some degree of worry can be a good thing, as it can help us avoid unreasonable risks. However, free-floating, constant anxiety can be paralyzing and at times quite difficult to manage.  Therapy and medication can be of help. I have provided some tips below which I often […]

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Core Beliefs, Rational Responses and Self-Esteem

Today I came across a quote which I thought was worth sharing, as it directly relates to the topic of self-esteem: respond “Letting circumstances or others determine worth gives them inappropriate control and power.” (Anonymous) It is important to recognize and replace self-defeating thoughts…having a sense of […]

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Recognizing Depressive Thinking

Recognizing Depressive Thinking

(Please note, this Blog post has been adapted from a passage from the Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Depression, Chapter 4) During the course of a normal day, we think thousands of thoughts…maybe even tens of thousands. The Psychologist William James used the term “stream of consciousness” to […]

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