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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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Accepting That You Aren’t Perfect…

Accepting That You Aren’t Perfect…

Growing is like climbing a large mountain. If you know that you have a firm footing, then you push up with confidence and it can be fun. As you set out to grow and enjoy the process, some people around you may try to set you back, […]

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Can You Tell Me What I Can Expect From Therapy?

Can You Tell Me What I Can Expect From Therapy?

Making the decision to get help with difficulties in our lives is not only a big step, but also the first step in figuring it all out.  Where do I go? Who do I call?  What does a therapist do? When I work with clients, I don’t […]

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Systems Thinking…It’s All Connected

Systems Thinking…It’s All Connected

Many of my clients come into my office and begin their session by tell me that they are interested in changing just ”one small thing“. During my training as a therapist, we spoke a great deal about “systems“. Systems thinking is the process of understanding how things influence one […]

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Helpful Reading List

Helpful Reading List

I am an integrative practitioner which means I incorporate cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic and mindfulness based therapies into my work with clients. Many of my clients often ask me for books which I recommend. I have put together a short list below and hope it may be of […]

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Every Day Matters…

Every Day Matters…

I often work with my therapy clients to help them understand that attitude is a choice. LIFE IS SHORT: We create our own world by the way in which we choose to see it. It’s important to remember that you can focus your time on fear, worry, problems […]

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Thinking About “Should” Statements

Thinking About “Should” Statements

“Should” statements often represent expectations and requirements…and can often precipitate depression and make it worse. As an example, depressive feelings can increase among individuals who believe “I should not feel depressed. I should be over these feelings already. I should be able to feel better.” When these “should” statements are consistent, they can […]

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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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Dealing with Insecurity

Dealing with Insecurity

Human beings are like sponges…from the moment we are born, we take in information, and most of this information affects us on some level. Everything that we see, experience and decide molds our self-concept. We have all been hurt, disappointed or rejected at some point in our […]

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The Blame Game

The Blame Game

Somtimes it seems that blame is all around us. When something negative occurs, often people immediately seek to find who is “at fault.” In a depressive state of mind, clients sometimes blame themselves for feeling the way that they do. When excessive blaming continues without notice, it […]

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