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.

  • Transgenerational Trauma: How The Psychological Stress of Enslavement Impacts Black Americans Today

    Humantold February 24, 2021

    A person doesn't have to directly experience a traumatic event to adopt the psychological stress from it. The stress of 300-years enslavement is an essential example of how this kind of trauma can transfer through generations.

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  • How We Become Racist

    Humantold February 18, 2021

    Even in 2021, racism remains a constant and violent presence. In this article, we discuss how racism develops on a psychological and societal level.

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  • How Romantic Relationships Can Thrive

    Peter Douglas, LCSW-R February 15, 2021

    We all know romantic relationships are hard, but the question is why? Here is a comprehensive guide to better understand why conflict arises in your relationship and how to build a stronger connection with your partner.

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  • A Guide to Self Love

    Christina Arceri, LMHC February 12, 2021

    As Valentine’s Day descends upon us, so does the bombardment on the topic of love. Yet few will take time to consider the most important relationship in our lives: the one we have with ourselves.

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  • LGBTQ+ Love & Relationships: Facing Heterosexism with Celebration

    Kristjana McCarthy, Mental Health Counselor February 9, 2021

    Relationships are multifaceted and dynamic by nature— LGBTQ+ relationships are no exception. However, LGBTQ+ couples have to navigate unique cultural and societal barriers.

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  • What is Grief?

    Janelle Thompson, MHC-LP February 4, 2021

    In 2020, many of us likely experienced grief or a sense of loss to some degree. But what exactly is grief, and how can we best help ourselves and loved ones cope with it?

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  • How Anger Can Be Your Superpower

    Peter Douglas, LCSW-R January 28, 2021

    Anger can be a tool for self-discovery and action. Here’s how you can use your anger to better express yourself and forge a deeper connection with yourself and those in your life.

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  • 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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