Blog for Better Living

The Benefits of Working With a Private Practice Therapist

By: Rochelle Perper, Ph.D. | May 10, 2024

Mental health has grown as an open topic of conversation since the pandemic, and more people than ever seem to reach out for help. This change catalyzed the startup of large wellness corporations offering “on-demand” therapy, which feel more like tech companies than private mental health care practices. Further examination of the care provided by […]

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Personal Improvement, Relationships, Therapy

The Dual Nature of Change: Why It’s Hard Yet Crucial for Growth

By: Jen McWaters, Psy.D. | May 3, 2024

Change is often met with resistance, yet it has an undeniable power to shape and transform our lives. The ability to navigate and embrace change is crucial to foster growth and flexibility in all areas of our lives. In this article, we’ll explore why change is hard, but necessary, and how you can adopt a […]

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Anxiety, Personal Improvement, Stress

How to Set and Maintain Your Fitness Goals

By: Sheila Allameh, Psy.D. | April 5, 2024

The spring season has officially begun! The days are longer, and the weather is warmer, allowing more opportunity to be outside and move our bodies. The increased serotonin from healthy movement and Vitamin D from the sun naturally boosts your mood and energy, giving you the motivation you need to set, and maintain your fitness […]

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Depression, Personal Improvement, Relationships, Stress

Join the Modern Men’s Group

By: Demet Çek, Ph.D. | March 25, 2024

The Modern Men’s Group at Therapy Changes is for men who are interested in gathering together to discuss and explore how to be more purposeful, confident, and authentic. I am excited to announce that the men’s group enrollment is now open! Beginning at a young age, many men are taught to suppress their emotions which […]

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Personal Improvement, Relationships, Therapy

Self-Soothe Using Your 5 Senses

By: Natalie Rice-Thorp, Ph.D. | March 15, 2024

Have you ever felt SO mad, sad, or frustrated that you don’t know what to do with yourself? In these moments, what tools and coping skills do you have to manage your emotions effectively? Do you use alcohol or other substances to calm or numb yourself? Do you lash out at loved ones or pick […]

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Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Mindfulness, Personal Improvement, Relationships, Stress, Therapy

How to Set Goals You’ll Actually Achieve

By: Ashley Malooly, Ph.D. | February 23, 2024

If you find yourself losing momentum on your New Year’s resolutions, you’re not alone. This is a common phenomenon; studies estimate that 80-90% of New Year’s resolutions are abandoned before the end of the year, and often by the end of January! This experience can be disheartening, to say the least. As a psychologist who […]

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Holidays, Personal Improvement, Stress

Overcome Impostor Syndrome and Heal Your Inner Critic!

By: Niyatee Sukumaran, Ph.D. | February 2, 2024

Impostor Syndrome is a persistent feeling of inadequacy and self-doubt. If you suffer from impostor syndrome you feel anxious, insecure, and consistently worry. You feel like a fraud and believe that you don’t deserve to be where you are. You might attribute your success and accomplishments to luck or circumstance, rather than the result of […]

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Anxiety, Depression, Personal Improvement

Food and Your Mood: How Food Affects Mental Health

By: Jen McWaters, Psy.D. | January 19, 2024

The prevalence of mental health conditions is on the rise, and as a society it is crucial that we seriously examine and address the factors that contribute to these issues, both for ourselves and for younger generations. One area that deserves attention is our typical Western modern diet, specifically the over-consumption of ultra-processed food. In […]

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Anxiety, Depression, Personal Improvement, Sleep/Relaxation

A Therapist’s Wish for 2024

By: Rochelle Perper, Ph.D. | December 29, 2023

The new year signifies a time of reflection and gratitude. This especially reigns true this year, as COVID’s grip on us lessened. The national public health emergency officially ended on May 11, 2023. It’s hard to believe that only a short time ago the world opened up and things seem to operate in their pre-pandemic […]

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Holidays, Mindfulness, Personal Improvement, Relationships