Letting Go of Self-Destructive Behaviors

Lisa discusses her workbook “Letting Go of Self-Destructive Behaviors,” and how mental health clinicians can use it to offer clients ways to communicate the pain they experience, and short circuit...

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Six Ways to Take Care of “YOU” on Valentine’s Day

Whether you grew up in a dysfunctional family or specific culture that taught you to put your needs and feelings to the side, or you’ve been caught up in complicated...

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Planting Seeds of Hope

I have often likened being a therapist to being a diligent and nurturing gardener. So much of the time we are planting seeds, encouraging clients to become curious about their...

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Impact and Reflections of 2015: The Year That Was

As 2015 comes to a close and you reflect on the last 12 months, I’m sure you’ll agree the year was filled with many powerful, moving, positive, frightening, and important...

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Making Simple Resolutions Last in 2016

In addition to the noisemakers and fireworks, it’s kind of a given that ringing in the New Year is supposed to be accompanied by a long list of resolutions that...

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Asking for Forgiveness

This is an important time of year for the Jewish people. It’s our New Year and a time when we look back and take ownership of our behaviors, with honesty...

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The Upside to the Internet and Social Media

Summer is the time of year when we tend to stay up later and play outside more often, feeling entertained by baseball games, ocean waves, fireworks, and nighttime strolls. As...

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Ten Ways to Increase Self-Care in Our Daily Lives

As much as it resonates for us to encourage our clients to incorporate daily acts of self-care, it can often be a challenge for us to practice what we preach....

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What I Learned From a Hot Brisket Sandwich

Although I’ve lived in Baltimore for 30 years and truly love being here, in my heart I am a New Yorker. It means I still can walk and talk faster...

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New Year’s Resolutions: Outsourcing your Willpower

If you read the statistics on the number of people who actually succeed in achieving their New Year’s resolutions you will quickly lose hope! The literature says that most of...

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