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Know Before You Go: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy versus Psychodynamic Therapy

By Dr. Sweta Venkataramanan When starting your journey into therapy, think about what goals you have for therapy. What do you want to change? What do you want to accept in your life? What behavior or thought process do you want to alter? Once you’ve identified the reasons for seeking treatment, it’s time to find [...]


Top 5 Reasons to Try Therapy

1. You will feel better physically and emotionally. Depression and anxiety, the two most common mental health disorders, often have crippling physical effects. This is because psychological pain often triggers physical symptoms - fatigue, muscle aches, shortness of breath, lowered immune system response, migraines, heart palpitations, and insomnia (to name a few). Going to successful [...]


The Beginner’s Guide To Therapy

By Dr. Sweta Venkataramanan Based on data collected by the National Institute of Mental Health in 2016, nearly one in five adults (44.7 million) lives with a mental health related condition in the United States. These Americans need help dealing with problems and regulating emotions that feel beyond the scope of their control - losing [...]


30 Ways to Increase Productivity and Decrease Burnout

30 Ways to Increase Productivity and Decrease Burnout For most people, self-care comes at a time when they feel overworked and overwhelmed. However, self-care is most helpful when it’s incorporated into your daily routine. When you’re able to take good care of your mind, body, and soul, you will feel more prepared to face challenges [...]


Self-Care Isn’t Selfish – 6 Steps to Self-Care

By Dr. Sweta Venkataramanan Too often, we put taking care of ourselves on the back-burner and focus on the needs of others. Ever notice how taking care of others means you’re generous, helpful, giving, thoughtful...but doing something for yourself is labeled selfish? Here’s the thing - self care isn’t selfish. Self care is essential for [...]


Three Tips for Living Mindfully

By Dr. Sweta Venkataramanan What is mindfulness? Mindfulness means paying attention to the here and now, to the present moment, and not getting carried away by your inner thoughts. Mindfulness makes you experience the world with curiosity and openness and helps bring you back when your attention starts to wander. Being mindful, being more conscious [...]


Want To Increase Positivity? Practice Gratitude

By Dr. Sweta Venkataramanan When you’re going through a stressful time in your life do you often imagine the worst-case scenario, or do you try and stay positive? Research shows you might be better off staying optimistic and building positivity in your life even when times are tough – for the sake of your physical [...]


Don’t Let Singles Awareness Day Get You: 4 Ways to Not Be S.A.D.

The ink was still drying on your New Year’s resolutions when the first swath of red hit your local retailer. It left a bloody trail through the store, from the card aisle to the candy section, even to housewares. Valentine’s Day marketing had begun. If you’re not single, the so-called holiday is fraught with all [...]


Motivation: It’s an Inside Job But How Does It Really Work?

In our first post, we looked at motivation and how it may or may not be helpful to keeping your NYE’s so-well-intentioned resolutions. But what is motivation, really? Can you buy it? Can you drink it? Can you exercise it into existence? (hint: not likely). So what is it exactly and how much of it [...]

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