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Will Your Therapist’s Office Disappear Soon?

Will Your Therapist’s Office Disappear Soon?

Harvey is a successful executive with a loving wife and two adorable kids. He is a model dad and husband, prosperous in business, makes time to enjoy recreation and is active in community causes. In many ways, he personifies the American dream. When Harvey reached his fortieth birthday, he did some introspection in the stillness of his own mind. He noticed that his relationship with his wife was cordial, but lukewarm. They did not connect emotionally and were missing excitement and passion. Harv…

5 Reasons You Shouldn't Go For Therapy

5 Reasons You Shouldn't Go For Therapy

There are many really good reasons not to go for psychotherapy. These are legitimate, true considerations that make a lot of sense. It might be best to simply stay home.On the other hand, therapy can help you be happier, make more money, and feel less lonely. It can allow you to conquer anxiety, shake negative moods, and reach your potential.Here are the top 5 reasons to think about staying away from psychotherapy (with some answers):1) Therapy is expensive!Yes. It is. Psychotherapy with a licen…

The Secret to Decreasing Your Stress

The Secret to Decreasing Your Stress

Nobody is immune to stress. There are so many areas of responsibilities and expectations you need to fulfill. So many situations that are difficult and that you cannot fully control. Work. Family. Friends. Children. Health. How can you deal with it all? One of the most effective ways to reduce stress is to talk about your problems with other people who are empathetic and supportive. Just talking about it with your partner or a friend is not necessarily helpful. How that person listens and respon…

5 Ways to Beat Symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder

5 Ways to Beat Symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder

Do you feel more down as the nights are getting longer and the days are becoming shorter? It's amazing how the sun's effect on you is so powerful that less exposure to sunlight can drastically affect your mood. You may find that it's harder to get up in the morning with less bright sunlight shining into your window. Maybe you find it harder to relax at the end of your day as the darkness descends earlier each night. Struggles seem more challenging. Unmet expectations seem more dev…

I Am So Different Than You...and Let's Keep It That Way!

I Am So Different Than You...and Let's Keep It That Way!

I hate socializing. Awk- waard! I have nothing to say at the table. Everyone else is so different than I am. They sooo don’t get me. A chief complaint that we can feel when we are in a group of people is that we are markedly different than the others. Sometimes we might feel inferior – not as knowledgeable, less “with it,” or not too sociable. On other occasions we might feel that we are “better” – more intelligent, further refined, or superior conversationalists. These thoughts can leave us fee…

By All Means...Paint!

By All Means...Paint!

“It’s just not me.” “I know who I am and I know my strengths. This just doesn’t fit.” Have you ever thought something similar? You understand your capabilities and your skills. You are aware that some things are beyond their range. It can take courage to look at yourself so frankly, but you summon the fortitude to make that assessment. That is being true, forthright, and honest. Or is it? Self awareness might have its downside. We might feel so in touch with who we are that we restrict ourselves…

Freedom Has Its Price: The Upsides of Negative Thinking

Freedom Has Its Price: The Upsides of Negative Thinking

Spring has sprung! A quiet victory sometimes accompanies it. The harsh winter has passed and the warmth of summer will soon embrace us. The euphoria of the season sometimes ushers in a sense of freedom from the frigidness of dark, cold winter...and a peacefulness and quiet freedom. Sometimes. Even with the new season, one of the victories that you might not be able to yet celebrate is a freedom from the affliction of self-doubt, negative thoughts, and an internalized image of both past and futur…