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Knowing the Difference Between Unhealthy and Healthy Coping Mechanisms for Stress

It can sometimes be unclear whether something is a healthy versus unhealthy coping mechanism for stress.  For instance, is distracting oneself from a stressful and overwhelming situation an example of a healthy or unhealthy coping mechanism?  In this blog, we will review some of the most notable forms of healthy and unhealthy coping mechanisms, as […]

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Understanding How to Harness Short-Term Stress for Your Benefit

We are taught that stress is a bad thing, something we must avoid at all costs.  We are bombarded with messages like, “Stress causes Cancer”, “Stress impairs the immune response”, and, as a result, we are instructed to strive for a stress-free, peaceful life.  The reality of stress, though, is quite different and far more

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Does Online Therapy Work (and If So, How Well)?

When the COVID-19 pandemic began a handful of years ago, so much of the world had to adapt quickly.  One of those adaptations was the move from in-person to online platforms for a variety of careers.  Therapy was one such career.   My Opinion on Online/Teletherapy  Personally, as an individual and couples’ therapist, who works with

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Maintaining Healthy Boundaries During the Holiday Season

For many, if not all of us, we both look forward to and dread the holidays.  They are both a lovely and much-needed break from our stressful, overwhelming, and exhausting routines at work and in life in general, as well as an anxiety-inducing whirlwind of social interactions with a myriad of family members (with all

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Taking Time For Yourself: Why Men Should Prioritize Self-Care

Modern professional men are very busy and have many responsibilities on their shoulders: providing for their families, paying bills, working, maintaining friendships, etc. With all these responsibilities being juggled on a daily basis, it’s easy to forget that even men need to prioritize their self-care.  To start things off—self-care is real, even for men. Self-care

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How Do Men Typically Experience Depression as Compared to Women?

When discussing depression, attention often focuses on our female friends, family members, and acquaintances who have been affected. In recent years, the women in our lives have become more vocal, sharing their experiences of depression and advocating for their needs as well. While this is an empowering feat, it has also fed into the popular

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