How to Deal with Anxiety and Be More Assertive in Your Relationships

In the simplest terms, to assert oneself is to be able to identify and express one’s needs to another person. And while this quality may come naturally to some people, many find it much more difficult to practice and deal with anxiety around it.  This often comes up during relationship counseling sessions in our office. [...]

By |2019-02-12T15:33:31+00:00January 21st, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Using Mindfulness as a Couple

Your partner says something that pushes your buttons, and before you know it, a minor disagreement quickly escalates into a heated argument with blood pressure rising, stomach churning, and fists clenching. How can you avoid this vicious cycle as a couple? One word—mindfulness. Mindfulness is the non-judgmental awareness that enables you to shift out of [...]

By |2018-09-26T04:59:26+00:00September 26th, 2018|

3 breathing techniques to manage anxiety

We don’t typically notice our breathing unless there is something wrong. But breath can be a powerful tool in its ability to help ground and move us through difficult emotions. Moving the breath with intention around your body can have incredible results, especially if you struggle with anxiety. Below are 3 practices which use the [...]

By |2017-12-01T15:06:26+00:00December 1st, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

Morning Mindfulness with Melanie

Have you been searching for ways to lower stress, increase mental focus, and feel a sense of calm and inner peace? By cultivating your capacity to observe your thoughts and feelings non-judgmentally and to be fully present in the moment, mindfulness meditation can provide you with the tools you need to reduce stress, enhance performance, [...]

By |2017-11-11T12:26:31+00:00November 11th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

Have you experienced trauma?

In the wake of recent events like devastating hurricanes, flooding, and gun violence, you may be feeling the emotional effects of these experiences, or feeling vicariously through the experiences of your loved ones or friends.  These emotions can be confusing and overwhelming, depending on your own personal history and present circumstances. If you’re wondering whether [...]

By |2017-10-23T14:25:41+00:00October 6th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Can Therapy Help with Political Anxiety?

A common refrain from journalists, activists, celebrities, and pundits since Donald Trump’s election is “This is not normal.” But as the months crawl on, many New Yorkers are asking themselves if a constant state of anxiety about the political future actually is the new normal.  Can therapy help with this? Worry about the future is [...]

By |2017-10-02T13:14:14+00:00September 28th, 2017|Tags: , , , |