Maternal Mental Health: Postpartum

Maternal Mental Health: Postpartum

This is part two of our series on maternal mental health. Two weeks ago, we discussed maternal mental health during pregnancy. This included what’s “normal” and when to seek professional help. Some people experience symptoms of depression and anxiety...
The Psychological Abuse of Gaslighting

The Psychological Abuse of Gaslighting

In the past year or so, the term gaslighting has received an increase in attention and use. So what exactly is it? Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation that creates doubt in the person who is the recipient of the abuse. The term itself is rooted in a...
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,...
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