Now that you’ve completed the job interview process, been offered a position and accepted, a new chapter in your life begins. It’s a time of change, excitement, stress and hope, and how you handle the transition to a new job can have a major impact not only on your success in your new role, but […]
Depression is a mental health condition and it’s surprisingly common. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, in 2017 alone, around 17.3 million American adults aged 18 years or older experienced at least one major depressive episode, representing 7.1 percent of all American adults.
For a majority of students, the college experience offers a safe, accepting environment to learn, socialize and gain support from friends, professors and mentors. College graduation marks an important achievement, but also the beginning of what can be a difficult transition into “adult” life. With their tightknit college support system suddenly gone, many recent grads […]
When navigating the road to a happy and fulfilling marriage, it’s important to understand the difference between healthy marriage dynamics and those that are unhealthy or toxic. One of the most notable characteristics of a healthy marriage relationship is an equal balance of power between two partners, meaning one person doesn’t call all the shots […]
In our family therapy sessions, we see many parents who struggle with the challenges of parenting teenagers. Teens are well-known for their tendency to act in an irrational, impulsive or even dangerous way – something that can completely confuse and frustrate even the most well-meaning moms and dads. At times, it can seem like teens […]
Starting school in a new grade is usually nerve-wracking, even for teens. Older kids must cope with increased academic pressure while also adjusting to major social changes. However, there is much that parents can do to help a teenager settle into a new school environment, no matter their grade level.
Gratitude is defined as the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. It has been said that gratitude is directly correlated to one’s happiness, and research has now proven this link. In his book Thanks!: How the New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier, Dr. Robert Emmons demonstrates […]
Summer is the perfect time to settle back into a lounge chair on vacation or on a summer evening and catch up on all those reads you’ve been meaning to get around to! Here are some books that have been especially helpful for our clients and therapists.
Today, electronic gadgets that previous generations never dreamed of are an integral part of everyday life. Over the past decade, the technological advances have come so quickly that most of us can’t keep up. Many of these tools are aimed at making communication easier – such as smartphones, video calls and messaging – and provide […]
Researchers have revealed the reason rejection hurts so acutely: the same areas of the brain that clue us in to physical pain are activated by feelings of rejection. In other words, rejection hurts because it mimics physical pain!