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What Happens When No One Can See Your True Self Online?

In an earlier blog post, we spoke about perfectionism and the dangers that social media can cause. Today, we’re going to expand on that and talk about how showing people only the best of us can itself be damaging to our mental health. No one posts their true selves....

Therapist for Perfectionists in a Social Media Filled World

If you have kids – or if you’re a young adult that grew up in the social media age – then you are probably familiar with many of the risks associated with social media use. Social media tends to cause us to feel depressed and anxious, seeking out “likes” and approval...

Therapy for Chronic Pain, and How Mental Health Can Affect Physical Health

Chronic pain can affect anyone. Though it is more common in older individuals, many conditions and life experiences can cause mild, moderate, and severe chronic pain that deeply impacts a person’s quality of life. One of the challenges that these individuals face is...

Separation from Parents vs “A Separation” from Your Parents

Emerging adulthood – which we’ll define as around 18 to 25 years old - is a time period of tremendous personal and developmental growth. It is during this stage that many young adults move out of their parents’ home and begin life on their own, separating from their...

Adult Rebellion is Not Rebellion – it is a Choice, Not a Reaction

Many adults face situations where they feel like they need to rebel against their past. They may do this, consciously or unconsciously, focusing on something they resent about their upbringing – or even those currently in their lives – and react by rebelling against...

How to Transition to Aging

We’re all getting older. As much as we try to find it – and as much as we try to wish it wasn’t so – every day is a day that our bodies are aging. That aging has its benefits and weaknesses. While we often associate aging with bad things, aging can mean retirement,...

How Important is Finding Meaning for Your Happiness?

Most people, at some point in their life, will find that they desire some form of meaning. They find that they want to make a difference in the world, or at least understand their place in it. This desire to find meaning in life often comes from a sense that something...

How Dangerous Envy and Jealousy Can Be

There is a strong tendency to want what others have, or to believe that other people possess skills, abilities, or other qualities that you want, deserve, or are lacking. This mindset, however, can be incredibly damaging. Not only because of the negative emotions that...

The Burden of Always Being Great

For many people, there is a pressure to know an answer, have an opinion, and be able to provide input at work, in conversations with others, and even to ourselves. In other words, people can experience a feeling that they must continuously prove knowledge and...

How Humility Makes You Stronger

The different definitions of humility describe it as a trait in which you embrace weaknesses and actively recognize that there are people with more knowledge than you. On its surface, humility can seem like a direct opposite to the idea of being great. But rejecting...

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How Social Media May Be Contributing to Anxiety and Depression

Emotions are extremely fragile. Sometimes they can be affected in ways we may not even realize, where a constant presence or issue causes us to experience negative emotions and possibly even feel worse about our life. For many, one of the causes of these negative...

4 Simple Strategies to Improve Your Happiness Levels

Psychotherapy is designed to give you back your mental health. It’s there so that those that are struggling with anxiety, stress, depression, and other issues can find happiness and contentment, with proven psychological strategies that are known to benefit those that...

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Understanding Anxiety:

A Common Condition With An Uncommon Ability
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Many people who experience anxiety may often feel misunderstood, unseen, vilified, dismissed, and/or overwhelmed. However, an anxiety disorder can be difficult to recognize, because the symptoms can often be surprising. For example, extremely tense muscles is an easily missed sign of anxiety. Understanding anxiety is one of the first steps to diagnosis and treatment that can ultimately help achieve greater calm and peace in your day-to-day life.

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Why Do We Fear Change?

There is comfort in the familiar. Even though there is so much in this world to do and explore, we are often at our most relaxed and most comfortable when we are in places or doing activities that we know and have experience with. Being comfortable with the familiar...

You Can’t Have It All: Accepting the Trade Offs in Life

Life is filled with choices. From the smaller daily choices we make, such as what to order at our favorite restaurant, to bigger decisions, such as choosing between two job opportunities or weighing a career move versus starting a family, we are all constantly making...

Where Do Fears Come From?

Many things are frightening when we are children. With a lack of understanding and a lack of experience, any new ideas can be alarming. But these fears often fade away naturally as we get older and learn more about the world around us. Other fears that develop from...

People Are Not Paying Attention to You or Your Social Anxiety – And This is Good News

When you have social anxiety, it is common to feel like everyone is noticing you and your mistakes. Yet the reality is often quite different: Everyone is too busy paying attention to themselves to pay attention to you. Still, when you have social anxiety, it is much...

Authenticity and Self-Awareness: Two Key Mentalities in Your Fight Against Anxiety

There is a lot of pressure on us to be something we’re not. While striving for goals is good, many of the pressures imposed on us by others and ourselves push us towards an ideal that is far from our authentic selves The problem with these goals set by outside...

How to Keep Yourself from Catastrophizing the Future

Thinking of worst-case scenarios is our brain’s survival mechanism. By thinking of the worst outcome, we can prepare for it and, hopefully, prevent it or prepare ourselves emotionally if it occurs. It feels like it puts us back in control in a situation that can feel...

What is Anxiety? A Way to Think About This Common Disorder

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health challenges that affect men and women of all ages. Although it has dozens – sometimes even hundreds – of symptoms, it is usually described as a feeling of nervousness and worry that comes with physical symptoms such as...

Why People Worry (and Why it Doesn’t Help)

Worrying, as an emotion, is often easy to justify. We tell ourselves that we should worry, because there is something we can claim to be fearful of: We worry about our partners coming home from work because there may be a car accident. We worry that we left the stove...

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What Starts Gambling Addiction?

Addiction is powerful. Most addictions can affect someone on a chemical level, changing the way they process rewards, affecting how they think, and more. Gambling addiction is no different. Even though it does not utilize substances, it has a way of triggering the...

Mindfulness to Manage Addiction Temptations

Sometimes it seems like we’re taught, at some point in our lives, that we need to fulfill a craving or desire. For example, if you wake up and feel like you’re craving a steak, you may instinctively believe that you should be seeking out a steak to eat. It makes sense...

Can You Drink in Moderation with a History of Addiction?

Overcoming addiction can be incredibly difficult. That is why, when someone is able to find a successful treatment for their addiction, many programs – like Alcoholics Anonymous – take a zero tolerance approach to engaging in any substance to which you have an...

It’s Time to Stop Escaping Reality with Addiction

Life can be beautiful. But it can also be hard. We can be faced with a variety of traumas, emotional issues, and more that make us feel like the world we live in is difficult, or that we feel like we need to see the world differently in order to live in it. This is...

Is Sex Addiction Real?

The field of psychology heavily researched for well over a century. During that time, researchers have been able to identify and refine many of the disorders we understand today, like depression, anxiety, and ADHD. But, despite all of this research, there is still...

What is Addiction?

The field of psychology has been extensively researched and tested, and that includes the diagnostic criteria that therapists use to guide treatment plans. We use the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) as a way to identify specific psychological challenges based...

Avoiding Temptation: How to Accept that You Can’t Satisfy Every Need

The average person is faced with temptations nearly every day. You may have the desire to eat unhealthy food when you are trying to stay conscious of what you eat, put off a project you know you should be working on, or go out with friends on a night you know you...

The Role of Shame in Addiction

Addiction is a complex issue. Addiction and its behaviors aren't always as simple as "makes someone feel good" or "the brain needs it." These are individuals, and sometimes emotions, feelings, and thoughts play a role in both behaviors when a person struggles with...

Examples of Negative Self-Talk That Prevents Substance Abuse Recovery

Drug addiction is a serious problem, even beyond the health issues associated with using dangerous substances. Addiction can affect your finances, your social life, your behaviors, and even your ability to cope with stress. That’s why drug addiction is a bigger...

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Women: How Has Working From Home Affected Your Work/Life Balance?

Women, especially – but not exclusively – working mothers, are expected to maintain a work life balance. It is one that has a lot of pressures, as it often feels like women are pushed to be great moms, great hosts, work hard, and more, all with expectations that are...

Women and Men Have Different Pressures – How to Get Personalized Mental Health Support

Anxiety, depression, addiction, and stress. These are all common conditions affecting tens of thousands of people right here on Long Island alone. All of these conditions have symptoms that, while they can vary slightly, they also tend to have many similarities...

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Understanding Relationships 

New Ways To Improve The Most Valuable Relationships in Your Life

No matter one’s age, gender, marital status, socioeconomic status, education or profession, most of us have a strong need for human connection. Relationships, in a multitude of configurations, have the potential to meet some our most basic needs for warmth, attention, love, protection, companionship, fulfillment, and social contact. They often offer a framework within which to understand our own identities, personalities, values, and beliefs, as well as a set of expectations around our roles and responsibilities to others.

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How Much is Your Mental Health Affecting Your Relationship?

People seek couples counseling for a variety of reasons. Some people feel their relationship is failing. Others feel like they’re stuck. Some people simply need to work on a specific problem, like communication or intimacy, while others are looking for something more...

Communication in Relationships and How Emotions are Communicated Differently

Ask any therapist, counselor, relationship advisor, dating show guest, or advice columnist how to have a successful marriage and they’ll tell you “communication.” But what – perhaps ironically – is not always communicated is what “communication” really means. Many...

Connecting With Your Partner Through Experiences

There are many reasons why two people in a relationship may struggle to really connect or see things from the same lens. Some people have different personalities, or have experienced different traumas, or have different ways of seeing the world. It doesn’t matter if...

Relationships Are As Complex as People – Both the Good and the Bad

There is an argument, especially among those that are exploring alternative ways of living, that romantic relationships are an outdated concept. Research, however, supports the idea that enriching and fulfilling relationships are one of the most important contributors...

What if Arguing With Your Partner Was Good?

No one likes arguments. We don’t like confrontation, we don’t like the stress, and we don’t like being upset with our partners. In an ideal world, we would always get along in the most happy and fulfilling of ways. But no couple is without some conflict. There are...

You Might Turn Into Your Parents – That’s Okay

“I don’t want to turn into my parents” is a very common belief that people share – often for good reason. If your parents were emotionally distant, for example, and you have children of your own, then of course you do not want to be like them. You can use that as...

Are You Ready and Able to Achieve an Amicable Divorce?

Many people believe that couples counseling is about saving a relationship. But the truth is that relationships are more complex than that. While couples counseling can help a relationship move forward, not every relationship is meant to be successful. Some...

Defining Love: Understanding the Difference Between Infatuation and Love

Hollywood movies paint a picture of love as a consuming, passionate feeling that causes a person to feel butterflies in their stomach and an intense longing to be with the other person. But like everything with Hollywood, this depiction of love is a fictionalized one....

Unconditional Love and Romantic Relationships

Love is such a strong emotion. When we experience a deep, fulfilling love, we often feel as though it is a destiny – something that will withstand the tests of time. We even say that in our vows: until death do us part. The implication has always been that you’ve...

Your Breakup is Not the End

Ending a relationship with a breakup - regardless of how long or serious the relationship was or who did the breaking up - can be an emotional challenge. It doesn’t matter how amicably it ended, who ended it, or the process that was used to end it – it is always going...

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