Category Archives: Psychological Concerns and Treatment

News on psychological concerns and treatment

Getting the Most Out of the Holiday Season

It’s that time of year again, and by the title I don’t mean how to get the most stuff- but how to get the most enjoyment out of the season.  Many look forward to this time with anticipation, excitement, and … Continue reading

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Don’t hate… compensate!

As a psychologist I work with a lot of people who want to make a change in their lives.  They want to be more outgoing, assertive, or confident…less depressed, anxious, or boring…and so on.  We could probably all benefit from making … Continue reading

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Obesity: Education vs fat-shaming, where is the line?

By now many people have seen this PSA by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, depicting a 300 lb, 32-year-old man in the ER with a heart attack.  In it, one of the doctors asks, “How in the hell does that happen?”, … Continue reading

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F**K AVERAGE!

I apologize if anyone finds this title offensive, but I imagine anyone reading this is an adult.  This is just what I thought of as I recently started seeing GNC’s new “Beat Average” slogan.  I’m not at all advertising GNC, but the statement resonated … Continue reading

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Back to School: Six Strategies to Ease the Transition

It’s August 1st.  You know what that means, right?  For my kids, 24 days until school starts.  Others have the luxury of starting after Labor Day (about 32 days left). But who’s counting? (haha) For most of us, summer is winding … Continue reading

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Want to change? Then do the things you don’t want to do.

Every day we’re bombarded with messages that we should change- lose weight, eat better, save more money, and so on.  And most of us are perpetually trying to make some kind of change.  Not that we shouldn’t try to better … Continue reading

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Why Wait? Why Summer is a Good Time to Connect to the Right Resources

  Every summer most therapists who work with children and adolescents see a noticeable dip in their caseloads.  Kids go to camp, families go on vacation, or they just want to take a break from their usual routines.  For many … Continue reading

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