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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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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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“I’ll (blank)…as soon as I (blank).”

Complete the statement. How often do you find yourself saying (or thinking) that?  I included blanks because there are so many common examples. “I’ll play with you…as soon as I clean up the kitchen”… “I’ll do my work…as soon as I … 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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Money-Saving Strategies for the Psychology Intern

In 2011-2012 I was on my predoctoral internship, the capstone year of a 5+ year doctoral program in psychology. This is full-time, so I had to leave my job of 6 years, taking a 50% pay cut in the process. FYI, … Continue reading

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Everyday Mindfulness: 5 Easy Strategies for Mindful Living

Mindfulness has become really big over the past few years, and as a psychotherapist I try to educate clients about it whenever possible. Mindfulness can be defined, quite simply, as a state of active, open attention to the present. When … Continue reading

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September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

It seems that every month is some sort of health awareness month- from Thyroid Awareness Month (January), to Alcohol Awareness Month (April), to National Breastfeeding Month (August), or Safe Toys and Gifts Month (December). It’s impossible to keep track of … Continue reading

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