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7 Signs Of A Nervous Breakdown

Here are 7 signs you may be experiencing symptoms associated with a nervous breakdown.   In the Huff Post, Rosie McCall explains how stress impacts our bodies and can manifest in a number of ways.

A Survival Guide For Uncertain Times, Week 2: Communicate

Our country appears very polarized which creates uncertainty, lack of unity, and  a "us vs. them" mentality.  In her Psychology Today article, Allison Carmen points out importance of communicating the issues so our country can resolve issues and find ways to unite....

How To Reduce Stress

Stress can adversely affect our health and lead to problems in our relationships, workplace, and life.  Dr. Neel Burton shares some strategies for managing stress in his Psychology Today article. Here is a link:...

Divorce In Middle Age

Divorce is a difficult process for most people and families.  And, while it's common, it can create a lot of stress and uncertainty.  However, it also provides individuals with new opportunities for creating a new chapter in their lives that can be fulfilling and...

13 Ways To Put The Spark Back Into Your Relationship

Healthy relationships require work and attention.  Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo shares 13 tips for keeping your relationship on track in her Psychology Today article. Here is a link:...

7 Ways To Express Your Love

Research shows connection with others is crucial for psychological well-being.  Dr. Diana Raab discusses 7 ways to express your love and care for others in her Psychology Today blog. Here is a link:...

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Divorce In Middle Age

Divorce In Middle Age

Divorce is a difficult process for most people and families.  And, while it's common, it can create a lot of stress and uncertainty.  However, it also provides individuals with new opportunities for creating a new chapter in their lives that can be fulfilling and...

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Blog Archive

Hypochondriacs May Worry Themselves Sick (Literally)

Hypochondria is a condition where one excessively worries about his or her health.    In the Huff Post, Lindsay Holmes writes about a study that suggests people with hypochondria often suffer from more health conditions such as cardiac events. Here is a link to the...

Schizophrenia In America

Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness that affects roughly 1 percent of the population.  There has been increased focus on identifying high risk individuals and early intervention.  In his Huff Post article, Jonathan Cohn writes about the potential implications of...

Are We Looking At Psychiatric Disorders The Wrong Way

Understanding the etiology of certain mental conditions is complex.  In the Huff Post, Dr Cohen addresses the problems with some of the current explanations of mental illness and the importance of continung research on structural levels along with conceptualizing...

Being Autistic At The Bottom Of The World

Culture largley shapes attitudes about many things and on many levels.  In Psychology Today, John E. Robison shares his thoughts on neurodiversity  and Australian culture. Here is a link:...

Overcoming The Breakup Blindside

Break ups can be difficult and sometimes catch one by surprise.  In Psychology Today, Dr. Weber provides tips for navigating through break ups that were unexpected. Here is a link:...

Addicted To Your Phone? Science Has Good News

Technology and social media are such a significant part of our culture and everyday life.  In his Psychology Today article, Dr. Samuel Veissiere sheds light on addiction to technology. Here is a link:...

Who Has The Best Sex?

Sexual intimacy can be fluid in a long term relationship.  But, what factors contribute to having a great sex life over time?  In Psychology Today, Susan McQuillan discusses some of the research and implications for having a satisfying sex life with your partner. Here...

How Mental Illness Is Misrepresented In Media

It's no secret that media influences peoples opinions.  Sometimes this is harmful, especially when the media distorts the truth.  In US News, Kirstin Fawcett disucsses how the media often misrepresents mental illness and pereptuates negative stereotypes about certain...

Anxious Heart: Day To Day With Anxiety

Anxiety disorders can be debilitating.  Jalysa King bravely shares her struggle with panic attacks and provides her readers with a glimpse into what she encounters and struggles with on a day to day basis. Here is a link:...

Suicide Bursting Through The Silence

Accordingt to the National Center for Heath Statistics,  suicide rates rose by a siginificant amount from 1999-2014.  People often do not know what to say or how to address this very serious subject.  In the Huffington Post, Laura DiMinno shares her paradigm shift in...

Associates In Psychotherapy Is Offering A New Group!!

Building Bridges   Adolescent Group Therapy (14-18 year olds) Group members can expect to: Review, strengthen and practice DBT and CBT skills and apply to their daily lives Feel a sense of community with peers facing similar challenges Gain insight and feedback in a...

How’s Your Self-Relationship?

There are many parts of oneself that make up identity.  In Psychology Today, Michael Formica breaks down various parts of our identity and the importance of knowing these different parts of the ourselves. Here is a link to the article:...

Why Affection Means Everything In A Relationship

Affection is important in relationships and Dr. Horan, in his Psychology Today article, explains why..... Here is a link to the article: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/adventures-in-dating/201602/why-affection-means-everything-in-relationship

When Your Child With Autism Has Trouble Making Friends

Children with Autism are prone to struggle with social relationships.  However, this does not mean they are incapable of cultivating friendships and connections to others.   Babble.com provides tips for parents with children who struggle to make social connections....

The Negative Impact Of Alcohol In The Workplace

Alcohol is a large part of our culture.  Pay attention to television ads, billboards, and how many social/professional contexts where alcohol is part of the landscape.  In the Huff Post, Brian Hughes warns on the perils of bringing alcohol into the workplace.   Here...

8 Ways To Make The Most Of Counseling

It can be intimidating to seek professional help for problems.  However, seeking help can be life changing and provide you with tools that make life feel manageable again.  Talkspace Online Therapy Blogger, Marci Payne shares 8 tips to help you make the best of your...

Quick Tips To Manage 6 Common Stressors

We all get stressed from time to time.  In Psychology Today, Paula Davis-Laack shared tips for managing common stressors. Here is a link to the article: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/pressure-proof/201607/quick-tips-manage-6-common-stressors

What Stress Can Do For You?

Stress is often associated with negative things.  However, stress can be helpful in some ways too.  In Psychology Today, Tim Leberecht shares how stress can work for you. Here is a link to the article:...