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Column Image Fear and Mental Health: Managing Reactions and Responses

Happiness, Sadness, Anger, Surprise, Disgust, and Fear: These are universal emotions that we all share, and they rank as the six most cited emotions in the literature. Images come to mind when we think about these emotions in our own lives — those recollections of the times, settings, or events … Continue reading >




Posted in Anxiety, Personal Improvement, Stress |

Column Image What Stage of Life are You In?

Our lifespan is comprised of a progression of stages during which we face new dilemmas and experience new accomplishments. From early childhood thru the retirement years we all endure similar phases of life: childhood, adolescence and various stages in adulthood. We also tend to connect with others who are living … Continue reading >




Posted in Personal Improvement, Relationships, Therapy |

Column Image Therapy Changes Welcomes Dr. Mike Campbell

It is such a pleasure to join Therapy Changes where I will be supporting clients with neuropsychological assessments. This partnership was several years in the making, and I am thrilled to become a member of the team. I have a passion for the field of neuropsychology. This fascinating area of … Continue reading >




Posted in Anxiety, Introduction, Parenting, Personal Improvement |

Column Image Loss of a Role Model

Emotions are what drive humans through their everyday lives. They come together as the art on the canvas of what we feel. They collect as the mosaic of instincts our minds produce following the circumstances of situations we face. When a positive event occurs, happiness is the default reaction of … Continue reading >




Posted in Grief, Personal Improvement, Relationships |

Column Image Eating to Feel Good

Three times a day we get to choose what we want to eat to quiet our hunger. Science has progressed the ability to measure the impact of these choices on our bodies. Recently, research has uncovered fascinating links between diet and our moods. Integrative treatments for mental health have gained … Continue reading >




Posted in Anxiety, Depression, Personal Improvement, Stress |

Column Image Learning to Manage Impulses Effectively

Many people have difficulty controlling their impulses. At one time or another, we may act on urges to stay home from work on a rainy day or raise an angry voice in disagreement. Such impulses arise daily. For some, they come throughout the day; for others, such feelings come out … Continue reading >




Posted in Mindfulness, Personal Improvement, Stress, Uncategorized |

Column Image Psychology-Based Study Tips

For students starting the spring semester at school, the New Year represents a fresh start for academics. Many students use this transition time to renew their focus on studying and setting goals for higher grades through better study habits. These are noble pursuits, yet without the skills to achieve them, … Continue reading >




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Column Image Self-Confidence – What Is It and How Can We Strengthen It?

  SELF–CONFIDENCE “Confidence in oneself and in one’s powers and abilities” -Merriam Webster Dictionary   Merriam Webster defines self-confidence in simple terms. Many of us also define self-confidence in relation to what we want to do but feel too anxious, nervous or worried to act. So, for one person self-confidence … Continue reading >




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Column Image Freeing Yourself from Clutter: Material and Emotional

Happy New Year! The time has come when we turn the calendar and embrace the beginning of a new year. We breathe a deep breath and ponder the year ahead. This time often brings self-reflection, memories of the previous year and thoughts for the new year ahead. As we look … Continue reading >




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Column Image Living a Giving Life: The Psychological Benefits of Generosity

As the holiday season approaches, we are constantly surrounded by the message that we should be buying gifts to make others happy. Some of us may get carried away with this material aspect and lose site of the act of generosity. Generosity is a wonderful concept, but interestingly enough, many … Continue reading >




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