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The Speaker-Listener Technique

The Speaker-Listener Technique

by Noah Hercky, LMFT | Director of Marriage and Family Therapy Of all the communication-improving strategies I’ve seen in my career as a couples therapist, there is perhaps none more helpful than the Speaker Listener Technique, developed by Howard Markman, et al. in...

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Navigating an Uncertain Future

Navigating an Uncertain Future

The beginning of 2022. A rise in Covid-19 cases starts off another year with more uncertainty after two long years into the pandemic. Many are feeling overwhelmed by the burden on their mental health as we may not see an end in sight. If this resonates with you, you...

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Three Tips to Effectively Make Life Changes in 2022

Three Tips to Effectively Make Life Changes in 2022

by Devin Massaro, MA One of the most cliché holiday experiences is that of making a New Year’s Resolution only to have it fall to the wayside. You might even experience negative judgements like “why can’t I make this change?” in which case the well-intended resolution...

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Maintaining Resilience

Maintaining Resilience

By Hannah O'Grady, LMSW The past year-and-a-half has been difficult. Many of us have overcome hardships never imagined, and our coping skills have been put to the ultimate test. On the bright side, we have built up resiliency – we are better able to weather changes,...

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Beach Body Anxiety

Beach Body Anxiety

By Nicole Drago, LMSW As the heat rises, we tend to be more critical of our body image. The context for this trend is clear: Throughout the summer months the media prompts us to think about attaining a "beach body" while marketing campaigns sell diet pills, workout...

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Supporting Kids in a Trying Time

Supporting Kids in a Trying Time

by Rachel Lacks, PhD In the wake and midst of the global pandemic, social interactions have been limited, stress levels have been high, and mental health concerns have been on the rise. It is imperative to be aware of and supporting the mental health of children and...

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Spring of 2021 and our Mental Health

Spring of 2021 and our Mental Health

by Thanos Nioplias, LMHC After a long winter of social distancing, isolation and several rounds of quarantine, the spring of 2021 has finally sprung!  For many, spring and the warm weather that comes with it offer unique opportunities to set new goals, change...

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Reflections on a Challenging Year

Reflections on a Challenging Year

By Jackie Zhou It’s March again, and “normal” is a distant memory. Some have lost loved ones. Others have lost their jobs. Many have lived with crippling anxiety, and almost all of us have been very stressed out. Unlike other disasters, COVID-19 doesn’t have a...

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Preventing Burnout

Preventing Burnout

By David Spinka, LCSW Most people pay attention to their mental health only when feeling emotionally dysregulated or depleted. In truth, mental health is so much more than diagnosis and going into a clinic for treatment. Ideally, it is a domain that it relevant for...

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Self-Reflection: How We Have Grown from 2020

Self-Reflection: How We Have Grown from 2020

By Laura Vraney, PsyD As 2021 approaches, one cannot help but reflect on this past year. We have struggled, perhaps like never before – both collectively and individually. In this context, we have also evolved, and grown. Consolidation of growth requires reflection –...

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Bringing 2020 Home

Bringing 2020 Home

By Aliza Shapiro, LCSW The last few weeks of 2020 are officially upon us, and as we mark off the remaining calendar days we may notice ourselves starting to recount and reflect on what we’ve made of this completely unprecedented year. 2020 has not been what anyone...

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Adjusting to the “New Normal”

Adjusting to the “New Normal”

By Shoshana Levie, LCSW Over the last five months, it seemed as though a large majority of conversations began with: “When this is all over, I can’t wait to…” or “I just want to get back to…” Given the considerable upheaval that the global pandemic has caused, it is...

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COVID-19: From Anxiety to Sadness

COVID-19: From Anxiety to Sadness

By Becca Brodoff, PsyD Over the past few months, I’ve noticed a shift in myself and in my patients. When COVID-19 was first showing up in the U.S., anxiety was running high. Most people were overwhelmed by the uncertainty of the illness and how it would affect them...

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COVID-19 Anxiety

COVID-19 Anxiety

By David H. Rosmarin, PhD, ABPP Almost overnight, America’s anxiety level has gone through the roof. As media feeds overwhelm us with information that we repeatedly and compulsively check into the late hours of the night. Supermarkets are inundated with customers and...

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Bouncing Back from New Year’s Resolution Setbacks

Bouncing Back from New Year’s Resolution Setbacks

By Dovid Spinka, LMSW “I really should go to the gym this week… After all, I signed up for an annual membership in January and I’m paying a significant amount of money for it.”"I committed to reading every day for a half-hour, but I can count on one hand the number of...

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Three Strategies to Reduce and Resist Obsessions

Three Strategies to Reduce and Resist Obsessions

By Rachel Lacks, EdM Do you ever have an itching feeling that you just have to do something, or else the thought of doing it will haunt you? Do you ever feel the need to re-read a sentence in your book again, or to go back to re-read a whole paragraph, or a whole...

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Putting the Pieces Together When We Fall Apart

Putting the Pieces Together When We Fall Apart

By Anouk Allart, PhD "That's the way the mind works: The human brain is genetically disposed toward organization, yet if not tightly controlled, will link one imagerial fragment to another on the flimsiest of pretense and in the most freewheeling manner, as if it...

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