Reflections From Our Therapists

The depths of the human experience is endless. Here on our blog, our therapists explore and share their ideas around psychotherapy and what it means to be a human.

  • Therapists As Human Beings

    Janay Bailey, Mental Health Counselor January 22, 2021

    Therapists are just like you: human. Do therapists need therapy? Yes. In fact, most therapists have their therapists. Our strength of empathizing with people can quickly become a weakness if not channeled correctly.

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  • How to Cultivate Renewal in the New Year

    Humantold January 19, 2021

    It's common to crave a sense of renewal in the New Year—especially after a year like 2020. Although circumstances have not changed for many of us, we can still find ways to cultivate a sense of newness in 2021.

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  • 10 of the Most Common Quarantine Sentiments

    Abby Ruben, Licensed Mental Health Counselor January 13, 2021

    I have conducted over 500 telehealth psychotherapy sessions in NYC since my self-quarantine began on 3/14/2020. Here are 10 recurring sentiments that I’ve heard in my sessions.

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  • How to Fight the Winter Blues

    Cheryl Lim, LMHC-LP January 8, 2021

    Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects up to 20% of people each year. Because of the pandemic, it’s more important than ever to take care of our mental health this winter. Here are some ways to combat the winter blues.

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  • How to Make Your New Year’s Resolution Stick

    Humantold January 4, 2021

    It’s a long-running joke that many New Year's resolutions are doomed to fail. Why? At the foundation of New Year's resolutions is our wish to implement change in our lives.

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  • A Pandemic Relationship Survival Guide

    Peter Douglas, LCSW-R December 29, 2020

    Many of us are stuck at home, sequestered with our loved ones, due to this pandemic. Being in such close quarters without much of a break is bound to produce tension in a relationship. What can you do about it?  

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  • Winter Solstice: How To Embrace Our Darkest Days

    Humantold December 21, 2020

    Ancient cultures celebrated the Winter Solstice as a return of the light, a turning point in the year when days slowly begin to get longer. It was viewed as a moment of transition and renewal. Rather than dreading the winter season, how can we find ways to celebrate and savor it?

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  • The Mechanics of Managing Stress & Anxiety

    Janelle Thompson, MHC-LP December 16, 2020

    Anxiety is one of the most common mental health complaints in America. Whether you have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder or just understand this experience all too well, I want you to know this is not a death sentence. Here are some practical tips for managing anxiety and stress.

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  • Helpful Hints to Navigate Adolescence with Attunement

    Cheryl Lim, LMHC-LP December 11, 2020

    Adolescence is a tough time for everyone. It is an understatement to say that parents and teens face new and extraordinary challenges in their relationships during the teenage years. Here are some tips for parents to help support and attune to  their adolescent as they transition from child to adult while keeping their sanity intact.

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  • Why We Can’t Go Back: The Lasting Effects of Collective Trauma

    Humantold December 7, 2020

    2020 has been a difficult year for us all. We've experienced a shift in our collective realities and an increase, at different points, in stress and anxiety. Here's how we can begin to understand and address the collective trauma of 2020.

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