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.

  • Why It's Important to Have Healthy Friendships

    Nayera Elsayed August 2, 2021

    Our friends are the "family members" that we have both the option (and privilege) of choosing. Here's why these social connections are essential for our mental health.

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  • How to Love Your Body This Summer

    Abby Ruben, Licensed Mental Health Counselor July 29, 2021

    Let’s get one thing straight: Every. Body. Is. A. Summer. Body. There is nothing you need to do to “get” one. Full stop.

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  • Defense Mechanisms: How We Protect Ourselves

    Rachel Landman, LMHC July 21, 2021

    Defense mechanisms are protective measures we form early in life to protect ourselves. When we consciously use them, they can help us cope with many life challenges.

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  • Monogamy & Sex: Keeping it Sexy

    Dorothy Hayden July 16, 2021

    Eroticism is at its height at the beginning of a relationship. Then, mysteriously, it tends to subside. But if the couple is open-minded enough to learn about the emotional parts of their relationship that are impeding passion, your sex life can thrive.

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  • Engaging Youth in Teletherapy Through Music

    Aaron Rodwin, Licensed Master Social Worker July 12, 2021

    Music serves as a powerful therapeutic tool that can encourage young people to process their emotions in an age-appropriate and culturally responsive way.

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  • Dreams and Psychology Around Dreams

    Humantold July 7, 2021

    What are dreams and what do they mean? Here’s how you can interpret your dreams and learn more about yourself in the process.

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  • How to Navigate the Darkest Night of the Soul

    Shengzi Sun July 1, 2021

    Many of us may have gone through emotionally difficult times and felt stuck in feelings of frustration, disappointment, anger, and resentment. Here are some ways you can navigate these periods. 

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  • Men & Depression

    Dorothy Hayden June 24, 2021

    Depression is often considered a "woman's disease." Men experience it too. The difference is that society tells men who are suffering that they should not seek help.

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  • Father’s Day Appreciation

    Peter Douglas, LCSW-R June 20, 2021

    This Father’s Day, I find myself reflecting on what it means to be a father. I want to get fatherhood right, and, admittedly, I will not most of the time.

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  • Juneteenth & The Stress of Racism

    Humantold June 18, 2021

    Whether experiencing it first-hand or witnessing it in the media, racism is incredibly damaging to mental and physical health of people of color.

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