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Recovering from Chronic Invalidation

Recovering from Chronic Invalidation

Our Clinical Director, Dr. Marcus Rodriguez, was recently invited to speak on the “A Little Help For Our Friends” podcast on Recovering from Chronic Invalidation. In this episode, he touches on topics such as: the impact of validation and invalidation, the basis of emotion regulation, and how to recover from chronic invalidation.

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Achieving Your Goals

Cultivating Motivation and Achieving Your Goals

Whether a new year brings hope or anxiety, it offers the opportunity to set an intention or vision for year ahead. Visions are the source of the motivation that is necessary to create change. In this article, we help build a vision for the coming year.

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Stop > Keep > Start

Take Control of the Day By Using This Tool

At times, the never ending to-do list of life feels overwhelming and can create a sense that life is spiraling out of control. One tool I use for bringing some order to the chaos of life is called the Stop/Keep/Start framework.

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How to Support Your Anxious Teen

How to Support Your Anxious Teen

When school is in session, teens experience the usual academic and social stressors of the school year. For many teens, anxiety might be a regular occurrence, but other times it might become more intense.

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How to Help A Grieving Friend

How to Help A Grieving Friend

When someone we love is grieving, our first impulse is to try to make it better—after all, who wants to see someone they love suffer? In this article, we discuss how to help a grieving friend.

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Anti-Racism in Psychology

Anti-Racism in Psychology

Since the dual COVID and racism pandemic, the concept of antiracism has sparked a national conversation. It may seem intimidating, and you may not know where to start. We want to address this issue and make a few key points.

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Recovering from Chronic Invalidation

Recovering from Chronic Invalidation

Our Clinical Director, Dr. Marcus Rodriguez, was recently invited to speak on the “A Little Help For Our Friends” podcast on Recovering from Chronic Invalidation. In this episode, he touches on topics such as: the impact of validation and invalidation, the basis of emotion regulation, and how to recover from chronic invalidation.

Read More »
Achieving Your Goals

Cultivating Motivation and Achieving Your Goals

Whether a new year brings hope or anxiety, it offers the opportunity to set an intention or vision for year ahead. Visions are the source of the motivation that is necessary to create change. In this article, we help build a vision for the coming year.

Read More »
Stop > Keep > Start

Take Control of the Day By Using This Tool

At times, the never ending to-do list of life feels overwhelming and can create a sense that life is spiraling out of control. One tool I use for bringing some order to the chaos of life is called the Stop/Keep/Start framework.

Read More »
How to Support Your Anxious Teen

How to Support Your Anxious Teen

When school is in session, teens experience the usual academic and social stressors of the school year. For many teens, anxiety might be a regular occurrence, but other times it might become more intense.

Read More »
How to Help A Grieving Friend

How to Help A Grieving Friend

When someone we love is grieving, our first impulse is to try to make it better—after all, who wants to see someone they love suffer? In this article, we discuss how to help a grieving friend.

Read More »
Anti-Racism in Psychology

Anti-Racism in Psychology

Since the dual COVID and racism pandemic, the concept of antiracism has sparked a national conversation. It may seem intimidating, and you may not know where to start. We want to address this issue and make a few key points.

Read More »

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