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

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

Therapy Changes Welcomes Dr. Shanni Tal

By: Shanni Tal, Psy.D. | September 22, 2023

I am very excited to join the Therapy Changes team and work alongside such caring, thoughtful, and professional therapists! I place a high value on creating meaningful connections, which has guided my journey to become a psychologist. My passion to help others learn more about themselves, cultivate tools to navigate life’s most difficult transitions, and […]

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Anxiety, Introduction, Perinatal, Personal Improvement, Therapy, Trauma

Understanding Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Therapy That Works!

By: Sheila Allameh, Psy.D. | September 15, 2023

“Change your thoughts, and you change your world.” – Norman Vincent Peale What is Cognitive Behavior Therapy? Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is recognized as one of the most effective and popular forms of psychotherapy. More than 2,000 studies have examined the efficacy of CBT to treat a range of conditions including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress […]

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Anxiety, Depression, Personal Improvement, Relationships, Sleep/Relaxation, Substance Abuse, Therapy, Trauma

Faulty Connections: How Constant Communication is Ruining Dating

By: Kamaljit "Sonya" Virdi, Ph.D. | August 18, 2023

Most people today connect with romantic interests virtually, in one form or another. We are more connected now than we ever have been with text messages, phone calls, videocalls, social media apps (Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat) and the ability to share our location. In therapy, I frequently hear people say, we text all day, so I […]

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Personal Improvement, Relationships, Stress, Therapy

Therapy Changes Welcomes Dr. Sheila Allameh

By: Sheila Allameh, Psy.D. | July 28, 2023

What an honor it is to be welcomed to the Therapy Changes family! I am delighted to join such a talented team and share a strong commitment to help others live authentic lives as they strive to reach their full potential. My interest in psychology began in high school, shortly after my grandfather was diagnosed […]

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Anxiety, Introduction, Personal Improvement, Relationships, Therapy

Therapy Changes Welcomes Dr. Ashley Malooly

By: Ashley Malooly, Ph.D. | May 26, 2023

I am so excited to join the Therapy Changes family! My passion is helping clients live full, meaningful lives and feel empowered when faced with difficult life challenges. If you are considering therapy, you may feel overwhelmed, sad, anxious, or stressed. You are tired of feeling the way you do and are ready to start […]

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Anxiety, Introduction, Personal Improvement, Stress, Therapy

Mental Health Awareness Month

By: Rochelle Perper, Ph.D. | May 12, 2023

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! This month provides an opportunity to discuss the importance of mental health, break the stigma surrounding mental health concerns and to encourage anyone who struggles to seek help. The topic of mental health and mental health treatment is now part of the mainstream conversation, which is not surprising, since […]

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Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Personal Improvement, Relationships, Stress, Therapy, Trauma