Visualization: Seeing Yourself to Success

Visualization: Seeing Yourself to Success

There are many strategies that can be used to help build positive thinking, confidence, and ultimately, to lead you to success. One such strategy is visualization. Visualization is used in many different types of practices, but it is commonly connected with guided...
Social Anxiety: Distressing, but Highly Treatable

Social Anxiety: Distressing, but Highly Treatable

Would you describe yourself as someone who has trouble communicating and feeling comfortable in social situations?  If so, it is possible you may struggle with social anxiety.  Now, let us be more clear: there is a difference between feeling a little bit nervous in a...
You’re Angry? So What’s Really Going On?

You’re Angry? So What’s Really Going On?

“I feel angry.”  “But how do you really feel?”  “Angry.” Part of my work with patients involves increasing understanding of emotions and emotional responses.  A recent post that I wrote examined the importance of becoming more aware...
Overcoming Stress and Anxiety Related to Current Events

Overcoming Stress and Anxiety Related to Current Events

Times are changing. Society is changing. Politics is changing.  The world around us is changing.  Regardless of your stance on certain issues, many people have recently been affected by the news and current domestic and international events.  As a psychologist,...
Back to the Basics: Starting with Emotions

Back to the Basics: Starting with Emotions

  Whether we want them to be or not, emotions are incredibly important aspects of being alive.  Emotions propel us into action or inaction; they drive our behavior and are the lifeblood of all things we do.  More simply put, what we feel is directly correlated to...
Assertiveness: Saying “No” When It Matters

Assertiveness: Saying “No” When It Matters

We all have experienced times where we have felt obligated to do something or go somewhere despite our true interests and preferences.  Perhaps you can recall instances where you were feeling down and did not want to go anywhere, but did so anyway to accompany someone...