Blog for Better Living

It’s About the Journey… and Your Perspective

By: Other | May 19, 2015

Written by Stefanie Platt, Psy.D. As I approached my 30s, I, unlike many of my friends, welcomed the decade with great joy, as this decade was the one where all of the good things happen, including welcomed stability. My excitement has often been countered by fear experienced by my peers. I frequently hear the disappointment […]

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Personal Improvement, Therapy

Finding Perspective

By: Rochelle Perper, Ph.D. | February 17, 2015

I recently came back from a dirtbiking trip to Death Valley and the surrounding area refreshed and refocused. There are many things that I love about dirtbiking like the opportunity to explore new places and be physically challenged. However, the aspect of the sport that appeals to me the most is the ability to Find […]

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Children, Family, Grief, Personal Improvement, Relationships, Stress, Therapy

The Psychological Benefits of Yoga

By: Rochelle Perper, Ph.D. | October 17, 2014

“Come with me to a yoga class!” said my friend Caroline to me sometime last year. “Why on earth would I want to go to a stretch class with strangers that I don’t know in a blazing hot room?” I thought to myself. “No thanks,” I quickly replied. Despite my reluctance and skepticism about the […]

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Stress, Therapy

You Might Be an Introvert

By: Other | September 9, 2014

Written by Missy Betts I was asked once in a job interview whether I identified myself as an introvert or an extrovert. I answered honestly by saying that I’ve always been more of an introvert. I immediately felt the weight of my answer as the entire focus of the interview veered off of my experience […]

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Personal Improvement, Therapy

The Personal Impact of the Death of a Public Figure

By: Other | August 15, 2014

Written by Francine Martinez, Ph.D. Like many of you I found myself shocked and dismayed with the recent death of Robin Williams. He was a public figure who made us laugh, showed us that humor and silliness is an acceptable way to understand the world, and he helped us reflect on critical social issues like […]

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Grief, Stress, Therapy

Hope Loves Company

By: Rochelle Perper, Ph.D. | May 7, 2014

The phrase “Hope Loves Company” has been used by Dr. Ken Druck at the Jenna Druck Center. The meaning behind this phrase is that by coming together in times of loss, grieving individuals can gain strength and find hope from one another. For many, the experience of a loss by death is very isolating. Friends […]

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Grief, Therapy

Demystifying Therapy

By: Rochelle Perper, Ph.D. | October 31, 2013

Most people, when asked what they do for a living can answer relatively quickly and easily. This is not the case for me, as well as many Psychologists. Although the practice of psychology has gained a great deal of recognition and there have been recent developments in psychology research over the past thirty years, misconceptions […]

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Teen Addiction: What you Need to Know

By: Other | September 27, 2013

Written by Karin Thebus, Psy.D. Addiction has devastating effects on all who become addicted, but adolescents are especially vulnerable to the effects of addiction. The behaviors and thought processes associated with adolescence are unique, and therefore a need exists for a specialized treatment to address the problems of teenage addiction. The disease of addiction in […]

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Family, Therapy

Finding Meaning from Tragedy: 9/11 12 years later

By: Rochelle Perper, Ph.D. | September 11, 2013

9/11 was a turning point in my life. I wasn’t in New York, I didn’t see the smoke and destruction, and yet my life changed that day – as it did for millions of Americans. Every year since then, people across the country have taken a moment to remember the nearly 3,000 lives lost that […]

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Family, Grief, Therapy