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,...

October 23, 2018

As I've mentioned once or twice, finding a therapist can be challenging and confusing.  Still, one of the largest hurdles for some people isn't the process itself, it's the thought of having to sit down with someone and "explain" everything.  "I don't know where to beg...

October 12, 2018

We are constantly, even incessantly, thinking.  But, it is often helpful to remember that we are not our thoughts; rather, we experience them.  While mindfulness can be a useful tool for remembering this, for many, this is a hard lesson to learn.  Our thoughts can...

May 4, 2018

Self-care, the idea of taking out time in the day to attend to your own needs, gets a lot of traction in the general media and in the field of psychology.  But, for many, self-care is deemed not important or, simply, a luxury they can't afford.  Common refrains I hear...

April 19, 2018

At some point, everyone will feel anxious about something: a big presentation, bills to pay, or health, for example.  But how much anxiety is "normal" and when does anxiety merit professional attention?

The American Psychiatric Association reports that, “Anxiety is a n...

March 26, 2018

The Philadelphia area has been hit with four nor'easters this month.  School closings and delayed openings have plagued all parents of school-aged children on an almost weekly basis.  Despite the chilly weather, spring is coming.  The flowers will begin to bloom; coats...

March 15, 2018

Mental health credential acronyms can be confusing. What do all of the abbreviations mean and how might they impact my experience in therapy? Here's a quick guide for the perplexed.

Doctorate-level clinicians include:

Medical Doctors (MDs) and Doctors of Osteopathic Medi...

March 8, 2018

Finding a psychologist, psychiatrist, therapist, or life coach in Greater Philadelphia can be confusing. (Do you want to know more about the difference between these professions? Click here to learn more.) Sure, it's simple to scroll through a list of therapists on psc...

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