Tag Archives: Anxiety

Tip of the Week – Reducing Anxiety

You may now have a perfectly defensible reason to play Candy Crush. Recent research published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science showed that playing a distracting cell phone game app can reduce anxiety. Researchers applied gamification to an “emerging cognitive treatment for … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week

New research suggests that quitting smoking may be just a good for your mental health as it is for your physical health. Smokers that stopped smoking had a significantly lower rate of mental health issues after they stopped smoking. If … Continue reading

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What’s Good for the Goose…

A friend shared the following article by Emma Gray (via The Huffington Post) titled 23 Things Every Woman Should Stop Doing with me. She loved the article, as do I. Her most interesting comment was that she thought this advice applied to … Continue reading

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When Different Isn’t Different…

One comment I hear from clients is that they feel “different from everyone else.” Some describe it as feeling “weird.” When they go on to talk about why this is a problem it is almost always a variation of the … Continue reading

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Taking the Leap…

I’ve had several clients lately that have done great work in therapy. They are having great insights and are learning the tools to help make them successful outside of the therapy office. But each week they come back in and … Continue reading

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The First Session

I’m reblogging this fantastic post about one person’s experience of going to therapy for the first time. I particularly appreciated the advice at the end of the post, given to the poster by a friend. I hope you enjoy!   … Continue reading

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Two Therapists Talking…

Check out the new YouTube channel Two Therapists Talking. It will feature Jasmine St. John of JSJ Therapy and I discussing a wide range of topics including relationships, sexuality and other issues that arise in therapy.  Our first video discusses … Continue reading

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The Messages We Send…

One of the things I spend a lot of time convincing parents is that kids learn more, much more, from parents’ behaviors that they do from their parents words. Parent’s can talk and lecture until they are blue in the … Continue reading

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Being In Them…

As a therapist my role includes supporting people as they go through difficult times. I give encouragement. I help them seek their own solutions. I also give advice…my opinion based on my training, my knowledge and my perspective. And there … Continue reading

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Getting Things Done…Part 2

Last week I introduced a time management strategy developed by David Allen called Getting Things Done. This week I want to talk about a couple more of the concepts on which Allen builds his system. I think these next two … Continue reading

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