Let’s (Finally) Talk About the Differences Between Free Time and Availability

It's time to stop blending your availability with your free time. By Olivia Verhulst, LMHC at Let's Talk Psychological Wellness, P.C. Many things have felt blurred during this pandemic as we work from home, play from home, educate our kids from home, and so on and so forth. The blurriness continues to manifest (at least [...]


Teletherapy: Common Questions Answered

By Allison Lane The COVID-19 pandemic has brought so much change into our lives. We have endured the deaths of family and friends, the loss of employment and work opportunities, and the adjustment of adopting new safety precautions into everyday life.  One such widespread safety precaution has been the transition of many in-person activities to [...]


The Terms and Conditions of 2022

Mary Olivia Verhulst, LMHC Around the holidays and new year we’ve been conditioned to think about change and resolution. Some of us may be reflecting on what it is about our lives that feel unhealthy, toxic, unsustainable or outgrown- and how we may change them. Others may be simply contemplating how they may better themselves, [...]


Self-Care and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Allison Lane According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 750,000 people have died as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We have lost family members and friends, faced job loss and insecurity, and have had no choice but to adapt to a constantly changing public and political landscape.    Now more than ever, [...]


When women small business owners thrive, we all thrive

October was National Women’s Small Business Month, a time to celebrate the importance of women-owned businesses. But our commitment to supporting women small business owners should not stop after October 31st. Small businesses are the engine of New York City’s economy, and women play a critical role in kickstarting that engine. New York City is [...]


Anxiety Treatment in the Age of COVID-19

If you have been feeling emotionally stressed, overloaded, or chronically tense this past year, know that you are not alone. Anxiety is no stranger to us.  Those racing thoughts and on-edge feelings may be painfully familiar. Even before the pandemic, the prevalence of anxiety has always been significant.  According to the National Institute of Mental [...]


Am I in a Sexless Marriage?

It’s a tough, but also common question.  According to research, sexual frequency among Americans has been decreasing since the late 1990s, especially among couples (married or living together). And the situation continues during the COVID-19 pandemic.  A 2020 edition of The American Family Survey suggests that spouses are having less sex.  The report shows a [...]


Managing External Stress During COVID-19

A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, we are still experiencing soaring stress and grappling to find ways to cope. Shifting to working-from-home, facing layoffs or shutdowns, home-schooling children, and abiding by social distancing rules...  Topping it off with public health restrictions and vaccination rollouts - it all feels surreal. According to the latest APA Stress [...]


7 nuggets of knowledge every therapy client should consider

Naomi  Root, LMSW Have you ever wondered how therapists actually maintain confidentiality? Maybe you’ve heard of HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability Act. HIPAA is federal law, and it protects the privacy of your medical records and other personal health information. Your information belongs to you, and your therapist is required by law to maintain the [...]

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