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“Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy May Be More Effective Online” on Psychology Today

By |2020-07-27T12:47:43-04:00July 27th, 2020|Categories: Psychology, Psychology Today, Relationships|Tags: , , , |

CBT online may be more effective than in-person. In the age of Covid-19, many therapists (myself included) have transitioned to providing online sessions exclusively. It keeps clients and therapists safe, reduces parents’ stress having to find childcare, reduces driving time, and generally creates a more relaxed atmosphere. An added bonus of online therapy is the client’s ability to show the therapist his or her living environment. Learning about [...]

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“Attribution Bias Can Kill You” on Psychology Today

By |2020-07-06T19:24:50-04:00July 6th, 2020|Categories: Psychology, Psychology Today, Relationships|Tags: , , , |

Attribution bias may fool you into thinking that you don't need to wear a mask during the Covid-19 pandemic. You do. In a previous article on attribution bias, I wrote how this cognitive fallacy can cause issues in relationships. When we place significant importance on our most recent memory or an event that has a lot of emotional weight, it [...]

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Talking Brains Episode: How Availability Bias Can Mess Up Our Relationships

By |2020-07-06T18:59:28-04:00July 6th, 2020|Categories: Psychology, Relationships, Talking Brains|Tags: , , , |

Talking Brains Podcast: Stephanie Sarkis PhD discusses the impact of availability bias on relationships.Availability bias states that we put the most importance on our most recent or emotionally-laden memory. This can lead to us having difficulties coming up with solutions to issues that pop up in our relationships. Anchor Apple Podcasts [...]

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“How Availability Bias Messes Up Your Relationships” on Psychology Today

By |2020-06-29T21:01:15-04:00June 29th, 2020|Categories: Psychology, Psychology Today, Relationships|Tags: , , , |

Availability bias can fool us into putting value on the wrong things. Availability bias, or availability heuristic, tells us that the thing we can recall the quickest during an argument or debate, or the memory that had the most impact on us emotionally has the most importance. As you can imagine, it can trip us up [...]

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“So You’re Stuck at Home with Your Narcissist Parent” on Psychology Today

By |2020-04-07T14:08:36-04:00April 7th, 2020|Categories: Crisis, Family, Narcissism, Psychology, Psychology Today, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Your narcissist parent can turn a quarantine into a nightmare. You have a narcissist/gaslighter for a parent. Going to work was your reprieve from the narcissist's antics. Work was like a vacation for you. Or maybe you only had to visit your parent on weekends. Even then, you kept the visits short. But now your parent [...]

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“It’s Okay to Not Be Okay Right Now” on Psychology Today

By |2020-03-27T12:40:42-04:00March 27th, 2020|Categories: Crisis, Health, Mental Health, Psychology, Psychology Today, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , |

Feeling overwhelmed has become our new normal. You are probably feeling extremely stressed, fatigued, and overwhelmed right now. The good news is that you are completely normal for feeling this way. The bad news is that this has become our new normal. How did we get here, and how do we protect ourselves emotionally? First, the lack of testing and accurate [...]

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“Watch Out For These Red Flags On a First Date” on Psychology Today

By |2020-02-20T15:45:19-05:00February 20th, 2020|Categories: Dating, Gaslighting, Narcissism, Psychology, Psychology Today, Relationships|Tags: , , , , |

We all hope our first dates will go well, but know these red flags so you can get out quickly. If you’re back out in the dating world after a divorce, breakup, or death of your spouse, you are not alone. You may find that a lot has changed since you were single. For example, online [...]

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Talking Brains Episode: Navigating Friendships in Adulthood with Irene Kerzhnerman PhD

By |2020-01-21T19:47:18-05:00January 21st, 2020|Categories: Psychology, Relationships, Talking Brains|Tags: , , , |

Talking Brains Podcast: A conversation about the complexities of friendships as an adult with Irene Kerzhnerman PhD Making and keeping friends gets simultaneously harder and easier in adulthood. Learn how to determine if your friendships are healthy, how to set boundaries, and how you can have equal give and take in your friendships. Irene Kerzhnerman [...]

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Talking Brains Episode: The Art of Productive Disagreement with Buster Benson

By |2019-12-11T19:05:37-05:00December 11th, 2019|Categories: Conflict, Psychology, Relationships, Talking Brains|Tags: , |

Talking Brains Podcast: a conversation about productive disagreement with Buster Benson. Learn why our communication styles get in the way of reaching a common goal, and discover how you can have more productive conversations. Buster Benson is an entrepreneur and a former product leader at Amazon, Twitter, Slack, and Patreon. He’s now CEO of 750words.com and [...]

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“Facing Empty Nest Syndrome: How to cope so life feels full again” on Psychology Today

By |2019-08-19T20:12:31-04:00August 19th, 2019|Categories: Parenting, Psychology Today, Relationships|Tags: , , |

You raised your child to be independent, but still, it can feel like such as loss when your child moves out on their own. Empty nest syndrome is a very real feeling of grief and loss, including feelings of loneliness and shifting of your sense of purpose. It most frequently happens when your children go off [...]

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