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“Expect Increased Anxiety and Depression in College Students” on Psychology Today

By |2020-09-03T20:18:48-04:00September 2nd, 2020|Categories: ADHD, Anxiety, College, COVID, Depression/Anxiety, Psychology, Psychology Today|Tags: , , , , , , |

Young adults currently have an increased risk of anxiety, depression, and suicide. A U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) survey of adults taken the last week of June (one of the peak months of the pandemic), found that 25.5% in adults aged 18 to 24 responded that they had seriously considered suicide in the past 30 days. This age group also [...]

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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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“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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“5 Ways to Cope with Sudden Unemployment” on Psychology Today

By |2020-06-15T15:13:16-04:00June 15th, 2020|Categories: Career, Crisis, Psychology, Psychology Today|Tags: , , , , , |

The pandemic has taken your job - learn how to maintain your mental health. A second wave of job cuts is predicted to affect close to 6 million workers. While the first wave, during February and March, impacted more front line workers, the second wave will impact more managerial and supervisory workers. While the first wave of job cuts impacted [...]

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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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“Discover 8 Journaling Techniques for Better Mental Health” on Psychology Today

By |2020-01-24T16:08:14-05:00January 24th, 2020|Categories: Mental Health, Psychology, Psychology Today|Tags: , , |

Different styles of journaling can help improve your mental health. Ever wondered how you should journal? Learn eight ways that you can use journaling to reduce stress, increase self-reflection, and create a better sense of wellbeing. One of the great things about journaling is there is no "wrong" way to do it. You can even have fun journaling. Journaling is [...]

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“How to Start Journaling for Better Mental Health” on Psychology Today

By |2020-01-24T16:07:40-05:00January 21st, 2020|Categories: Mental Health, Psychology, Psychology Today|Tags: , , |

Journaling can be therapeutic for your mind and body. You may have been "assigned" journaling as part of therapy, or thought about journaling on your own. But where do you start? Start with the basics. First, journaling is just a way to record your thoughts and feelings. Second, deciding to journal is a great way to [...]

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World Mental Health Day & Self Care

By |2018-10-10T20:16:44-04:00October 10th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health, Psychology, Psychology Today|Tags: , , , |

On World Mental Health Day, let's talk about ways you can keep your wellbeing in check. One of the most effective ways is by practicing good self-care. What exactly is self-care? Here are 7 ways to improve (or start) your self-care skills. 1. Self-care is about looking out for Number One. The idea behind self-care is [...]

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