Self care is the ultimate buzz word in therapy.  We are bombarded with reminders to practice self care as a coping skill, to decrease stress, to recharge our batteries.  But what actually constitutes self care?  Visions of spa days and yoga classes come to mind, but seem out of reach for a typical day as…

A term that sometimes gets thrown around loosely, “OCD” or obsessive-compulsive disorder, is defined by a pattern of unwanted thoughts or fears that lead to repetitive behaviors. Although many mistakenly think over organizing or over-cleaning are signs of OCD, true OCD is much more complicated than such behaviors. Suffering from this mental illness can be…

What is CBT? There are many different therapeutic modalities that therapists can subscribe to and use to guide their treatment planning, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT is based on the idea that our thoughts and our perceptions can influence our behavior. CBT has been shown to be effective at treating a wide range of…

                                                                   Be the Possibility! Most people want success, happiness, good health, joy, love and harmonious relationships in their lives. But the problem is that most people do not receive these things, and they think that it is just not possible for them. This kind of thinking is the kind of thinking that will block it…

Has losing your temper caused problems in relationships, at work or school, with your neighbors, or on the road? Maybe you’ve been arrested, lost custody of your children, or been served with divorce papers. When rage is severe or interrupts your life, anger management counseling may be in order. But there are some things you…

Examining the concept of positive psychology I found the concept of Positive Psychology to be both interesting and questionable. At first impression, I fell to the concept Seligman warns against, that positive psychology is mere “happyology”. Upon further examination, however, one can see the progression and changes from happiness of gratification to strengths/virtues and finally…

Hi Everyone and Happy 2021! After the last year we have had, I am sure you all have made some resolutions to start this year off different. You feel ready to make some lasting changes for yourself and your life. I have created this guide to offer you some tips on how to make those…