5 Ways to Improve Communication in Relationships

By Dr. Sweta Venkataramanan Communication in a relationship is essential. It can make or break the relationship, and yet, we’ve all been guilty of engaging in negative communication behaviors. Who can say they’ve never raised their voice at a partner? Or refused to speak at all when they’re feeling frustrated? Disagreements will happen no matter [...]

2018-10-12T03:11:25+00:00Blog|

6 Tips to Fight the Sunday Scaries

By Dr. Sweta Venkataramanan It’s the weekend. You’ve just enjoyed a great Friday and Saturday, and you find yourself laying in bed Sunday evening with anxiety in the pit of your stomach. Sound familiar? It’s the Sunday Scaries. According to a survey conducted by Monster, nearly 80% of Americans report having “really bad” Sunday night [...]

2018-10-12T03:03:33+00:00Blog|

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 [...]

2018-08-08T22:07:43+00:00Blog|

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 [...]

2018-08-30T00:44:32+00:00Blog|

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 [...]

2018-06-25T23:58:43+00:00Blog|

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 [...]

2018-06-03T23:15:00+00:00Blog|

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 [...]

2018-06-26T00:12:01+00:00Blog|

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 [...]

2018-04-20T20:50:41+00:00Blog|

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 [...]

2018-04-20T20:56:00+00:00Blog|