Your Emotions Could Be Making You Sick!

Your Emotions Could Be Making You Sick!

My clients come to me because they are struggling with anxiety, with their relationships, and often with both. Many also experience physical symptoms like headaches, stomach aches, or tension in their back, neck, or even in their jaws. Are there links between these physical symptoms and their mental and emotional state? Absolutely!

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Is the News Making You Worried, Anxious, and Hopeless?

Is the News Making You Worried, Anxious, and Hopeless?

As someone who does values-based therapy, I have seen how helping a client clarify their values, and then live each day according to those same values, can transform a life. I see my clients go from self-rejecting to self-affirming; from overwhelmed to joyful!

Then I read the news.

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5 Things To Know If You Are Considering Therapy

5 Things To Know If You Are Considering Therapy

1. Those patterns of thinking (obsessive, anyone?), feeling (math tests make you anxious?), and behaving (ever have a relationship with the “same” person twice?  Five times?) have their roots in your childhood. And guess what—when you were a kid, those patterns were great adaptations to your young self’s situation! They may have saved your life. So don’t be so hard on yourself if they don’t work so well for you any more. 

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That Funky February Feeling

That Funky February Feeling

It’s not just me–I’ve noticed that in the last few days friends, family, and clients all seem to be in a funk. So much so, that it started me thinking, is there something about this time of year?

Here are some surprising ways you can think differently about what you're feeling, and hopefully lift the funk!

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Is AI Going to Make My Therapist Obsolete?

Is AI Going to Make My Therapist Obsolete?

Why would I pay for therapy when I can just tell Siri about my bad day?

 We now have mental health apps for our phones and tablets, as well as bots like Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant, that can respond to our emotional statements and inquiries, and even help us regulate our emotions.

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How To Keep Your New Year's Resolutions This Year!

How To Keep Your New Year's Resolutions This Year!

You may have heard about “The Secret”, the 2006 book that has sold over 28 million copies and has been on the New York Times Bestseller List for over 200 weeks.

The “secret” that is described in the book and movie is “The Law of Attraction”, which tells us that if we want something to manifest in our lives, we need to imagine it regularly–to “know” that it will come to us.

But what does science actually show us is the best way to achieve what we want in life?

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