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December 8, 2022

Decisions, decisions… Life is full of them. Big ones, small ones, and all sizes in between. In therapy, people experiencing pain and confusion often beg the question that nobody can really answer for them: “What should I do?”. Psychologists’ traditionally indirect responses can be understandably maddening for those who are in a place of subjective […]

November 10, 2022

It’s spooky season folks and that means another discussion on classic horror tropes. This year, we’re going to learn about sleep paralysis. In movies, books, and folk tales this phenomenon seems mysterious and dangerous. Let’s explore the science, cultural understanding, and the relationship with other sleep disorders!  What is sleep paralysis?  Have you ever woken […]

July 13, 2022

Research has shown that regardless of the therapist’s approach, one of the biggest indicators of success in therapy is the therapeutic alliance, or in other words, how well you vibe with your therapist (Ardito and Rabellino, 2011). So when navigating the endless bios and smiling faces how do we know who’s the right fit? How […]

June 23, 2022

In times of stress, a good night’s sleep is often the first to go. You may find yourself tossing and turning, unable to turn off your brain. Other times, it’s as if your mind and body can’t stay asleep for more than an hour or two at a time.  When our mind and bodies are […]

February 3, 2022

Unsurprising to some and maybe a bubble-burst to others, grand romantic gestures don’t really do too much for long-term relationships. Such acts simply aren’t enough to sustain meaningful and healthy romance, and are better regarded as the cherries on top. Instead, truly intimate relationships require a foundation of friendship, which is cultivated and maintained through simple, everyday moments of connection (Gottman & Silver, 2015).   ACTUALLY, *DO* SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF  So, small moments matter. But just how small are we talking? To put it into […]

January 7, 2022

Making Resolutions that are More Likely to Stick! It’s January, the wind down month after several holiday seasons. We often feel the need for big change during this time. Maybe it’s related to needing to detoxify from the busy times or trying to shake off the effects of the long night but in one way […]

November 17, 2021

With isolation and COVID-19 encompassing our lives, we may feel like we aren’t living up to our own expectations. How do we plan the perfect weekend? How do we stimulate and expose our children to adequate social connections?  After all, good intentions often lead to so many questions and pressures these days. Maintaining a secure […]

October 26, 2021

***WARNING – This blog post covers themes of Horror which includes discussion of experiencing life threatening events and may be activating to people who have undergone trauma***  With the changing of the seasons, we think about a lot of changes as Psychologists. Less sunlight means more depressive and anxious symptoms. People are taking less vacation time […]

September 3, 2021

  Part 1 of this series highlighted the significance of the intentions behind our actions. It addressed the “Why?” behind giving a meaningful apology. That being said, our actions themselves (along with their outcomes) also matter a great deal. If they didn’t, we probably wouldn’t need to say “I’m sorry,” half as often as we […]

August 13, 2021

With everything COVID and the generally busy lives we lead you been asked by your psychologist to move to digital sessions. Teletherapy sessions are typically completed over the telephone or a video therapy platform. These digital platforms require additional disclosures. Please review your informed consent document and talk to your psychologist about it in more detail. Ask questions if you are […]