Category Archives: Helpful Resources

11 reasons why a friend is not a therapist

Most of us have heard things like, “I don’t need a therapist- that’s what friends are for”, or “Why would I pay someone so I can talk about my problems? I have friends”. You may have said these things yourself. … Continue reading

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10 benefits of therapy- even when you don’t have a mental illness

Today I submitted comments for an article about benefits of therapy for people who may not have a mental illness. There are many, and I say this not just because I’m a therapist, but because I believe it and I … Continue reading

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Feeling Bored or Stuck? Try Something New!

I have been running since college, though have only identified as “a runner” for the past 3-4 years. This past weekend I told my friend (who I run with occasionally and who has been running for many years) that I … Continue reading

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Common Relationship Mistakes

As a private practice psychologist, I have been seeing a growing number of adults in unhappy, controlling, or outright abusive relationships. These clients span a wide age range, are men or women, of all different backgrounds, and may be dating, … Continue reading

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How to Find or Choose a Therapist

I posted on this before, but I thought it would be useful to write more of a nuts-and-bolts, how-to version about finding and choosing a therapist.  I’ve had this conversation hundreds of times with potential clients and with family and … Continue reading

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How to know if you need therapy

“I don’t know (or I’m not sure) if I need therapy”…  I hear this a lot- and understandably, when I speak with someone for the first time, it could be the first time they have talked to a therapist.  In … Continue reading

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Do just one thing…

I speak with people all of the time, frustrated with themselves for being unable to make a change, or unable to stick to anything to get the results they want.  Sure, life gets busy, or things happen, or our motivation … Continue reading

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