February 3, 2020

Are you anxious about having children or stressed out by your children?  You're not alone.  An article in Philadelphia Magazine recently highlighted this issue and quoted me:

“Anxiety about having children is a real concern,” David Fask, a clinical psychologis...

April 4, 2019

On numerous occasions, I have worked with individuals who worry about taking up space in my practice.  "Other people have bigger problems" is a refrain I sometimes hear.  Or, "I'm sure there are other people who need this more than I do."  In my experience, the people...

February 8, 2019


A while ago, I addressed fears about having a first therapy session.  But in many practices, including my own, there is a step before the first session: a phone consultation.  In order to alleviate any anxiety one might have about this very first step, I thought it mi...

January 17, 2019

I am pleased to announce that I have five upcoming workshops.

Four are on maintaining and strengthening couples' relationships post-parenthood.  Parenting is hard.  Your relationship with your partner can be challenging to maintain when children are in the mix.  These w...

January 4, 2019

I am pleased to announce that an article I wrote on parenting and navigating relationships during transition was recently published on-line by The Philadelphia Psychology Network.  Please click here to read more.

December 20, 2018

As January is the time for starting work on New Year’s resolutions, February might as well be the time for forgetting or abandoning them.  For some, this process of setting and failing to accomplish is an annual tradition which leads to feelings of guilt and lowers  se...

December 4, 2018

In the context of therapy, there is probably no question that is more cliché than this one.  Therapists will tell you that they actively look for alternative ways of asking this question, because it is so cliché.  Yet, in many ways, it is the core question of therapy,...

November 28, 2018

Similar to the topic I discussed last week ("saying what you mean"), this topic--accepting a compliment--also seems like it should be straightforward.  But, for many people it is notably difficult.  That said, my recommendation for accepting compliments is simple:...

November 20, 2018

Thanksgiving is a time of year when we were often asked to think about what makes us thankful.  For some people, that can be a hard process.  Maybe it feels as though there is not much to be thankful about.  Or maybe life is so overwhelming at times that there are few...

November 15, 2018

The idea of "saying what you mean" sounds simple enough, but for many of us it's incredibly challenging.  This comes up in many contexts, but, in my clinical experience, where I tend to see it most is in arguments.  "It's over" and "I hate you" are strong words to say...

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