Movies, TV shows · Uncategorized

13 Reasons Why and 5 reasons Why Not! A psychologist’s response to the show

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

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11 Surprising Habits That Might Be Making You More Depressed & Anxious! Bustle Interview

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

Relationship issues, couples therapy, marriage issues

What’s your hold on your relationship?

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?

Dialectical Behavior Therapy, DBT therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

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

Relationship issues, couples therapy, marriage issues · Uncategorized

It’s cuffing season, but….

  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….