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Have We Forgotten How to Ask for Help?

Have We Forgotten How to Ask for Help? A woman wearing glasses sits at a desk biting a pencil while looking at a laptop screen, with colored pencils in a holder on the table.

With the recent uptick in gig workers and the service economy, it seems like everything these days has become monetized. Car rides, meal deliveries, and errand running have all become things we can pay for: many of us no longer have to pick up a family member from the airport, cook a meal for a […]

6 Ways to Improve your Sleep and Mental Health

6 Ways to Improve your Sleep and Mental Health A young woman napping on a white bed, with her wavy hair spread out, dressed in a blue t-shirt and grey shorts.

Sleep is an important part of wellbeing. Mental health struggles can affect how well you sleep, and poor sleep can have a negative impact on your mental health. In this age of frequent screen time and exposure to blue light, getting a good night’s rest is harder than ever.  One way to help our sleep […]

Pros y contras de la terpia en espanol

Pros y contras de la terpia en espanol A small office with a large window, gray couch, white armchair, round glass table with a plant, several potted plants near the window, and framed artwork on the walls. Cityscape is visible outside.

En general hay muchos beneficios de la terapia psicológica y muy pocas desventajas y contras, con algunas excepciones. Al desarrollar un entendimiento y sabiduría de los pros y contras de la terapia psicológica uno puede entender más el proceso de las sesiones de terapia. Los Beneficios: Pros de terapia La terapia es efectiva. Hay muchos […]

How to Get Your Needs Met Using DEAR MAN

How to Get Your Needs Met Using DEAR MAN

We all have needs to be met in this life. However, our needs are not necessarily the priority of others. In fact, there are times when our needs directly conflict with the needs of important people in our lives. Dialectical Behavior Therapy teaches us about a ‘script’ that we can use to increase the effectiveness […]

Is sensate right for your relationship?

Is sensate right for your relationship? A couple shares an affectionate embrace in bed, illuminated by natural light from the window.

As a therapist dedicated to holistic well-being, including sexuality, intimacy, and communication, I have many tools in my toolbox. One of my favorites is Sensate Focus Exercises. It is an approach to therapy that promotes enhanced communication, self-discovery, and profound intimacy. In this blog post, we’ll look at its history, benefits, and transformative potential. Sensate […]

Healing Addiction with EMDR in South Asian Communities

Healing Addiction with EMDR in South Asian Communities south asian woman healing from addiction

In South Asian communities, where family and respect are very important, addiction is often seen as a big problem that people don’t like to talk about. This blog explains how a therapy called EMDR can help people overcome addiction by dealing with their past bad experiences. What is EMDR? EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization […]

Four Ways Running Positively Benefits Mental Health

Four Ways Running Positively Benefits Mental Health A woman in a park helping her mental health.

Have you ever felt stressed and anxious, but then started running and felt some of that tension melt away with each step forward? Running can be a powerful way to reduce stress, unwind from a busy day, connect with your body, dedicate time to self-care, or work towards a personal goal. Scientific studies have shown […]

Scheduling Intimacy

Scheduling Intimacy A man and woman hugging on a bed.

Maintaining a passionate relationship in a busy world In our fast-paced lives, filled with hectic schedules and numerous commitments, sex in a relationship is often put off to “not tonight, maybe tomorrow.” After all, it’s hard to focus on intimacy when one is worried about the kids, tomorrow’s presentation or household chores that need to […]

How to use EFT to manage your emotions

How to use EFT to manage your emotions A blue lego figure sitting on a white surface, showcasing its vibrant color amidst a minimalist background.

What is EFT? EFT is a technique used to help people manage emotions, particularly around distressing events, and experience self soothing. EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Technique. It may also be referred to as EFT tapping or just tapping. EFT has been called “needless acupuncture for emotions” because it uses meridians, like acupuncture, and is […]

Using therapy to move past diet culture into healthy, mindful eating

Using therapy to move past diet culture into healthy, mindful eating A plate with a sad face and fork on a pink background.

If someone told you about a procedure that would change your life for the better, but would be uncomfortable, costly and have about a 5% effectiveness rate long-term, would you go for it? Given those terms, probably not! However, those terms actually describe what we call ‘dieting’ for weight loss. The dieting industry generates billions […]

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