Get the most out of social media

The holidays are rife with opportunities to engage with social media. For many, Instagram and Facebook offer a fun way to share the events of our lives with friends and relatives. But for people who struggle with depression or social isolation, they can also contribute to mental health challenges. In a recent Huffington Post article, [...]

By |2017-12-15T16:15:07-07:00December 15th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |

How to Manage the “Winter Blues”

Do you ever feel an overall melancholy as soon as the days become darker? Tis the season when the nights get longer, the temperature drops, and the sun retreats. This change in daylight and weather can leave you feeling down, having less energy, and craving carbohydrates more than usual. Some people refer to this shift [...]

Cultivating Real Gratitude

Holiday season is nearly upon us. Thanksgiving is the first and potentially most contentious holiday, since it was expressly created for the purpose of being thankful. If you struggle emotionally around the holidays, you’re certainly not alone. Giving thanks over food and drinks can be problematic for some, or maybe you are still feeling a [...]

By |2017-11-13T21:08:08-07:00November 13th, 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 |2017-10-23T14:25:41-07:00October 6th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Achieve Your Goals with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

When I work with people in therapy who are unsatisfied with their lives and feel stuck, a question that I often ask is, “Do you feel worthy of living the life you want?” Why do I ask that? Well, I think many of us get in our own way because we don’t feel as though [...]

Forest Bathing in NYC: Go outside to improve your mental health

The last days of summer are slowly creeping by. Maybe you’ve been longingly counting your unused Summer Fridays, or are saving your big trip for Labor Day weekend. Whatever the reason you’ve been indoors or unable to leave the city, take this blog post as your excuse to get outside, find some nature and enjoy [...]

Be Kinder to Yourself with Mindfulness

We all struggle with our own inner critic.  You know, that harsh, judgmental voice inside you that exclaims, “you’re not good enough” or “you’re stupid” or “you can’t do anything right.” This negative self-talk echoes the voices of people in your life who knowingly or unknowingly put you down, such as family members, peers, and [...]

By |2017-07-05T17:04:50-07:00June 30th, 2017|Tags: , , , |