Saturday, August 5, 2017

Nurturing a Sense of Curiosity

As a therapist working with individuals and couples, I often find that one of the most important traits that helps people be empathic and relate well to others is a sense of curiosity.

While we start out as naturally curious beings, we often lose this trait over time. So, it's a habit we have to nurture.

In my latest column for U.S. News and World Report I write about how curiosity is a habit that, with practice, actually changes your brain.

Friday, July 28, 2017

How do you define recovery?

People living with a mental health or substance abuse problem often worry that it's something they'll be struggling with forever.  But, there's plenty of evidence to suggest that people can and do get better.

In my latest column for U.S. News and World Report, I focus on bipolar disorder and describe how people can and do get better:

Can People Recover from Bipolar Disorder?

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Have you considered group therapy?

Group therapy is an effective treatment option that people often don't consider. I run a Dialectical Behavior Therapy group that helps people learn tools to manage intense emotions and have better relationships.

Read on at U.S. News & World Report where I write about the benefits of group psychotherapy:

5 Reasons to Consider Group Therapy

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Tools for Overcoming Guilt

It's common to feel guilty, even when all you've done is assert your needs or set healthy boundaries.

Read on at U.S. News and World Report for my recommendations on how to manage these feelings:

Feeling Guilty? How to Regain Confidence and Assert Your Needs

Monday, February 27, 2017

Politically Active? Make Sure to Incorporate Self-Care

Since the election, Americans have been participating in the political process more than ever.  Getting involved in a way that is meaningful to you can be empowering, but it's also easy to get overwhelmed.

In my recent article for U.S. News and World Report, I offer 4 suggestions for making sure that the ways you engage in activism support your well-being, helping you feel connected to community rather than isolated and burnt-out:

Politically Active? 4 Tips for Incorporating Self-Care
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