Netflix’s new show 13 Reasons Why has taken the internet by storm, with audiences, parents, teens and professionals alike sharing their views, take and concerns about the show. Whereas the controversial show has opened up a dialogue about suicide, sexual assaults on school or college campuses, and cyber bullying, as a psychologist that works with teens… Continue reading 13 Reasons Why and 5 reasons Why Not! A psychologist’s response to the show
Look out for ways in which small things you do or don’t do end up making you feel even more depressed or anxious than you realized in a May 2017 Bustle story! I chatted over email with article writer Carolyn Steber and shared tips for what to watch out for. It’s common to flake on… Continue reading 11 Surprising Habits That Might Be Making You More Depressed & Anxious! Bustle Interview
The question really is–how do you approach your relationships and what is your stance in your relationships? Are you someone who usually gives a lot, and likes to please others? Or do you find it easy to take the help of the other in the relationship and rely on them to guide or protect you? Although… Continue reading What’s your hold on your relationship?
Most clients I work with get to learn more about DBT or Dialectical Behavior through our conversations. DBT has been around for at least two decades, first developed by psychologist Marsha Linehan. It is a cognitive behavioral treatment that was originally developed to treat chronically suicidal individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) but has… Continue reading Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Many a times life throws us a curve ball. A harsh word from a loved one, an unexpected change at work, a promotion that was passed onto someone else, a commitment that was expected but never received, a job offer that was rescinded, being hit by unexpected medical issues. The list goes on and on….. Last year… Continue reading Hit Pause
Come this time of the year, many people begin to question their singlehood status. They look around to friends with significant others and think about their inadequacies, ponder over their deficiencies and ruminate about their seeming inability to find the “right person” for them. Some of us may grow despondent about the desperation that… Continue reading It’s cuffing season, but….
When our family lost our dog to cancer last year, it was an incredibly painful experience. He had been such an important part of the family- we had him before we had our kids, so he was our first baby. Our children were very attached to him and were in shock for the first few… Continue reading Loss and bereavement