Over the winter holidays, I was talking to some of my extended family members about what I do (I’m a clinical social worker / therapist). The conversation reminded me of all the misconceptions about psychotherapy out there. Most people’s first or only exposure to therapy is on T.V. And on T.V., therapists are typically portrayedContinue reading “3 Misconceptions about Psychotherapy”
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Does light therapy help seasonal depression?
I know what you’re thinking: Light therapy? You expect me to believe that sitting under a *special lamp* will make me less depressed? Surprisingly, it just might. Read on to find out how. What’s seasonal depression? Seasonal depression, seasonal affective disorder, and SAD all refer to the same thing. In the DSM-V, it’s listed asContinue reading “Does light therapy help seasonal depression?”
Why you Haven’t Started Therapy yet
…and why you should start like, yesterday. You’ve been thinking about seeing a therapist for a while. You’ve perused a few online profiles. Maybe you’ve even talked to a friend about their counselor. You know that you should see a therapist. …buuuuut, you haven’t contacted anyone yet. You consider it, then look at Twitter orContinue reading “Why you Haven’t Started Therapy yet”
5 Ways to Help Someone with Anxiety
It’s hard to be with a loved one when they’re anxious. You just want them to feel better, but it seems like nothing you say or do helps. Before you know it, you’re starting to feel anxious yourself! I’ve been there, and I’ve worked with many clients who have been there, too. So I wantContinue reading “5 Ways to Help Someone with Anxiety”