Ketamine Infusion Therapy, How it Works and What to Expect

Can this long-used anesthetic be used to help those for which traditional antidepressants don’t work? Did you know that out of the millions of people treated for depression every year, around 30% won’t have success with traditional anti-depression medications?. Simply put, these medications are not always compatible with everyone’s needs. The drugs don’t affect a patient’s mood, side effects of these drugs are too much to bear, or the repetition of taking medication on a daily basis is challenging. When a person can’t get their depression in check, they are at a higher risk of alcohol and drug abuse, hospitalization …

A Book Review on Joyful Work

At the beginning of his book on natural and sustainable entrepreneurship, Dave Pollard offers an open letter to readers. In it he points this out about the approved system we are taught from a young age about making a living: That system has let us down badly. It is in the interest of those who control the current economic system, those with the established wealth and power, that we not know that there is a better way to make a living than working for them, doing meaningless work as wage slaves, just to buy ourselves some leisure time to do …

How To Reframe Or Rationalize Failure

Everyone has experienced failure at one point in their lives. A relationship going wrong, a poor financial decision, or a misstep in your career. Despite the terrible way that failure feels, there are ways to reframe of rationalizing it in order to make it a more positive experience. The act of reframing this emotion is a healthy way to deal with it and move on. The next time you feel like you’ve failed, consider thinking about it differently. A learning experience: Sure, you failed, but did you learn from that failure? Did you gain a new outlook on life, obtain …

Couples, Your Phone May be Harming Your Parenting

It’s not abnormal to need a break from ‘mom or dad’ duty now and then, parents and couples often turn to their phones for a quick moment of respite. It’s a way to feel connected to the rest of the world again, and to feel like individual adults with individual personalities again, as much as possible throughout the day. Technology, like smart phone use, can also be a great resource tool in the world of parenting. But, there is a fine line between using your phone for good (or even as a bit of an escape), and using it as …

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for Anxiety

With the rapid manner in which life whizzes past us on a daily basis, it’s no surprise that an increasing number of adults in the United States experience anxiety at some point in their life. Anxiety is defined by a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome. Anything from work stress, concerns over money, problems at home, or disagreements with friends can trigger anxious feelings. While these episodic instances of anxiety happen to everyone, the big problem arises when anxiety is chronic. When these anxious feelings continue without resolution, there’s …

Adjustment Disorders

Adjustment Disorders are stress-related conditions that fairly common in the United States. Adjustment disorders present as a group of symptoms that make you feel stressed, hopeless or sad that often occur after you go through a stressful life event. Something as simple as a job change may cause these symptoms to occur. They’re also common after more significant life changes such as divorce or the death of a loved one. Symptoms can either be acute; lasting less than six months and usually subsiding once the stressor is removed or persistent, lasting long after a stressor is removed and causing chronic …

Imagery Rehearsal Therapy (IRT)

We’ve all been there. Stress, restless nights, and the dread, terror, and panic associated with nightmares. Uncomfortable dreams are emotionally taxing have the ability to affect a person’s well-being long after they wake up. Often, when bad dreams become incredibly intense or frequently occur over a period of weeks or months, a sufferer can experience insomnia, anxiety, mood changes and a decreased quality of life. Particularly, for those dealing with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) emotional nightmares and the accompanying symptoms are all too common. However, using an emerging therapy can drastically reduce the frequency and intensity of bad dreams …

ADHD Explained – What it Really Feels Like Every Day

Whether you have to explain the disorder to a child, a skeptic, or an adult, there are common misconceptions about ADHD that everyone should be aware of. Most people think they know the ins and outs of what ADHD really is. However, there are so many negative stigmas and stereotypes that go along with it, the definition has become widely distorted over the years. One of the best ways to explain ADHD is to break it down simply. If you really want to get a better insight into the disorder, ask someone who has it what their day-to-day life really …

How to Argue Effectively

Most people having an argument start with the problem at hand and then progress to arguing about many other things. All the old hurts and slights bubble to the surface, leaving one or both parties with bruised egos and even more hostility. State the Problem Arguments that degenerate into shouting, tears and name-calling are not only immature, they are counterproductive. Where arguments are unavoidable, stating one’s point of view in a logical (and credible) fashion can sometimes end the argument before it begins, because one or both combatants suddenly realize that they are talking about the same thing, but using …

How to Have Compassion in Your Relationship

Compassion can often take a supporting role in our relationships, especially if we start to feel comfortable and complacent. Unfortunately, that can lead to escalated arguments and the inability to see your partner’s point of view when you’re in the heat of a disagreement. We tend to think that instead of being on the same side, we’re on two totally different teams. However, having a little compassion, especially during disagreements, can go a long way in a healthy relationship. If you feel as though the compassion is lacking between you and your partner, try some of the following tips to …

Depression in Teenagers

Hormones rage, the physical body grows at a rapid rate, peer pressure weighs heavy and moodiness is common. Teens crave autonomy but are not ready for self sufficiency. They are tempted to experiment with drugs and alcohol. Many do. Many feel unrealistic expectations to excel in academics or sports. They are at a life juncture requiring choices that will affect the remainder of their life. Ask a teen and they will most likely tell you that their behavioral abnormalities are not really abnormal. They are simply coping. But when does confusion and sadness turn from normal teen coping to dysfunction? …

What is Social Anxiety, and How Can it Be Managed?

It’s not uncommon to feel uncomfortable in certain social situations. Perhaps you’re at a party where you don’t know anyone. Or, maybe you’re at a business event where you have to speak publicly. Feeling a bit anxious about these situations is perfectly normal. But, if the thought of either of them cripples you with fear, there may be something deeper going on. It may be linked to social anxiety. Social anxiety is known as a disorder because it can completely take control of your life. You may be unable to interact in normal social situations. Even things as small as …

Work Life Balance – A Feminine Perspective

According to the U.S. Department of Labor there are 123 million women age 16 and over participating in the U.S. workforce. These women who are either looking for work or working comprise 47% of the total U.S. labor force. By 2018 this percentage is expected to grow to 51%. More women are graduating from high school and attending college (including post graduate work) than men. As a matter of fact, in 2012 71% of female high school graduates enrolled in college compared to their male counterparts of 61%. More than 40% of mothers are now the primary source of income …

Early Child Care and Youth Development

Have you ever attended a high school graduation ceremony and watched students receive their diplomas? If so, did you observe the honor students, the valedictorian or salutatorian and wonder about their story? Were they simply gifted students or did their upbringing have anything to do with their academic success? What about their early child care? Early non-maternal child care has become a reality, if not a necessity, in our modern culture. A family structure with two working parents is now the norm; not the exception. Since most parents want optimum development for their child, an important question is, does early …

Medical Cannabis Software

Medical Cannabis Software is for Physicians who issue Marijuana Certification. If you are a Physician or a group practice that needs Medical Marijuana Software and Document Storage to issue medical marijuana certificates to patients via video or phone telehealth Medical Cannabis Software is for you. Storage of patient questionnaire information, patient identification supplied, physician attachments, & notes that’s HIPAA compliant. Medical Cannabis Software. According to norml.org Marijuana, or cannabis, as it is more appropriately called, has been part of humanity’s medicine chest for almost as long as history has been recorded. Of all the negative consequences of marijuana prohibition, none …

Transference, Explained

Transference can be a lesser-known ‘phenomenon’ to many people, but is actually a very interesting, serious, and sometimes harmful disorder. By definition, transference is an unconscious action of assigning feelings toward a person in present-day life that are significant in one’s earlier life. It may seem confusing, and that’s because it can be. The feelings transferred can either be positive or negative, and usually stem from the person’s childhood. They can actually be used by a therapist or coach to help understand the effects of that person’s childhood, and to help them get to the bottom of those very feelings. …

Repairing A Marriage After Infidelity

Infidelity in a marriage can really feel like the ultimate betrayal, and it is a leading cause of divorce. Even couples who stay together after an infidelity continue to have struggles, simply because that line of trust is broken, and extremely difficult to repair when it comes to something so personal and sacred. It doesn’t matter if the infidelity was a one-time event, or a longstanding affair, it can affect a marriage just as much, and can be just as hard to get through. However, it’s not impossible to repair a marriage after infidelity, if both parties are willing to …

What Is A Midlife Crisis, Really?

When we think of a stereotypical midlife crisis, the first thing that might pop into our heads include things like expensive purchases, extreme life changes, or impulsive decisions. Unfortunately, this experience that many people go through has gotten a reputation of being portrayed as somewhat comical, or even ‘crazy’ in some aspects. The fact is, though, that experiencing a midlife crisis isn’t very funny at all, and can be far more serious than we make it out to be. Many people have an unclear picture of what it really is, which can cause problems from the start. Let’s take a …

The Definition of A Pathological Liar – What Are The Signs?

If we’re being true to ourselves, most of us can admit that we’ve told a few little white lies here and there throughout our lives. Sometimes, we try to justify them, using them in order to avoid hurting someone’s feelings, etc. But what happens when lying itself becomes a problem that someone can’t control? That person may be a pathological liar. That label has many negative connotations attached to it, as many people think someone who might be a pathological liar just has the ability to stop lying. Unfortunately, if someone is truly a pathological liar, it’s usually not something …

Sex Addiction – Are You In A Relationship With A Sex Addict?

Sexual addiction, like any other addiction, is a sickness, and should be treated as such. It can appear in many different ways, and certainly doesn’t have to just be an obsession with the act of intercourse itself. If you find yourself in a relationship with someone who shows any of the following signs/symptoms, there’s a chance they could have some kind of sexual addiction: Constantly ‘sneaking’ around, lying about their activities Excessive use of pornography Pressuring you into sexual situations, even if you’re not comfortable Is prone to sexual affairs and infidelity Granted, being a sex addict doesn’t excuse any …

Dr. Courtney Rennicke

Dr. Courtney Rennicke is a Columbia University trained clinical psychologist working in the vibrant Soho neighborhood of downtown Manhattan. She is a child psychologist NYC.

Dr. Jeffrey Ditzell Psychiatry

Dr. Jeffrey Ditzell opened his private practice with the goal of providing his patients an extra level of care and compassion. He is aware that every patient is different and manages treatment with that in mind; he works to get to know his patients and find the best treatment approach for each specific condition and situation. Dr. Ditzell’s goal is to help get you better – to help get you through whatever turmoil you’re facing, to help you lead a life of fulfillment and happiness. People suffering with mental illnesses, addictions, and emotional distress need a doctor who is capable …

Local Therapy Marketing & SEO

We are a premier Therapist Marketing Agency located in New York City, delivering the best digital marketing solutions and catering specifically to therapy professionals. Our Purpose We don’t view anyone we work with as just a ‘client.’ Rather, we’ll immediately see you as a partner, and work directly with you to strategize and come up with an individualized plan that will increase your online presence, overall web traffic, and of course, sales. Our Commitment Our SEO techniques are cutting edge, yet ethical, and we pride ourselves on producing long-term success for your business. We won’t simply create and leave, we’ll …

Directory of therapist website design

MiniSiteSEO™, Local SEO increases online visibility in your area by targeting keywords based on a location or specific city. Therapists that get their clients locally should consider local SEO. If you have a physical address in a city and expect people to go there, you should be doing local SEO for that location, introducing Local Therapy Listing™. The fast, affordable, and effortless way to increase your local listing visibility using therapist website design services.

Psychology Articles, Therapy News, and Mental Health Topics

Betrayal & Divorce Betrayal is often one of the deepest reasons we find ourselves in the midst of divorce. It can break trust indefinitely, while stirring up deep, raw emotions we didn’t even realize we could have. Whether the betrayal arises because of infidelity, lies, or something completely unique and personal, it is a hard concept to accept, and even harder to simply ‘move on’ from, especially when you’re going through a divorce, and it’s easier to think about the pain. There are a few simple tools you can use in order to help yourself through the feelings that come …

Kristy Hellum is a Marriage and Family therapist in Santa Rosa, California.

Kristy Hellum is a Marriage and Family therapist in Santa Rosa, California. She provides individual therapy, couples therapy, and therapy for teens. Her office is near downtown Santa Rosa. Clients and colleagues describe me as a warm, compassionate and wise psychotherapist. I am committed to providing the highest level of counseling to the North Bay area. I am often a good fit for clients who want to integrate a spiritual perspective into working on the issues they bring to counseling. By “spiritual” I mean striving towards  “being” your whole and complete authentic self, to live connected to that self, committed to growing, evolving and …

Couples therapy Pasadena, Donna Shanahan, LMFT

For couples therapy Pasadena, Donna Shanahan is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I work with individuals, couples and families in short and long-term psychotherapy. I was fortunate in my early training to be introduced to psychoanalytic psychotherapy which inspired me to further my understanding of the powerful effects of the unconscious and how it effects both the body and mind. In addition to my formal education, I have certificates in psychoanalytic psychotherapy from the Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute and the Psychoanalytic Center of California. My work focuses on exploring thoughts, feelings and memories from early childhood experiences and how …

Palo Alto Therapy & Counseling, Dr. Lynn Alexander

I care deeply and passionately about helping people live richer, more satisfying lives. As part of my commitment to this I have been teaching and supervising other therapists for the past 20 years at a variety of locations both locally and nationally, so I have experience you can trust. My particular focus is helping other therapists deepen their empathy and understanding to the point where they really can see the world their clients are showing them, as if they are standing in that person’s shoes, looking out through their eyes. This empathy and understanding will help you to feel safer, …

Therapist Website Design & Marketing

Therapist website design and marketing, founded in 2010 in New York City, is a team of technologists and designers creating simple and effective software, websites and mobile applications for therapy professionals. They believe in removing the barriers that prevent therapists from strengthening their presence, while offering an all-in-one holistic approach to running a practice with state of the art software, superior design and ease of use.