Blog for Better Living

What it Means to be a Highly Sensitive Person

By: Jen McWaters, Psy.D. | January 29, 2019

You probably know what it means to be an introvert versus an extrovert. Such psychological terms are now mainstream. They help us understand and empathize with one another’s differences. Few people, however, know what it means to be a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) versus a non-HSP. Psychologist, Dr. Elaine Aron, wanted to better understand herself […]

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Anxiety, Parenting, Relationships, Stress

Why I Don’t Like New Year’s Resolutions

By: Rochelle Perper, Ph.D. | January 4, 2019

If you’re anything like me, you don’t like New Year’s resolutions. It’s natural at this time of year to reflect on the last twelve months and what we might do differently in the year to come. I do believe that this is a helpful practice, but I do not like the tradition of setting New […]

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Holidays, Personal Improvement

Therapy Changes Welcomes Dr. Kimberly Nenemay

By: Kimberly Nenemay, Psy.D. | December 14, 2018

My interest in psychology and people in general is a meandering story that began when I was very young, and continues to this day. At college, I quickly became aware of my interest in studying a wide range of subjects. A liberal arts education was important to me once I realized that there was so […]

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Anxiety, Depression, Introduction, Mindfulness, Seniors, Stress, Yoga

Avoiding Avoidance to Manage Anxiety

By: Haim Shemer, Psy.D. | December 7, 2018

What is anxiety? It’s one of the most distressing emotions that people can experience! If you have ever felt anxious, you may be among the estimated 40 million adults affected by anxiety disorder in the U.S. It is the most common of mental illnesses. People who suffer from anxiety disorders experience physical sensations such as […]

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Anxiety, Personal Improvement, Therapy

Unplugging: Managing “Toxicity Overload”

By: Paul Paris, Ph.D. | November 26, 2018

Is your psyche disturbed by world events? Are you overwhelmed by what’s happening in our country? It seems easy these days for such external environments to adversely affect our personal lives. In my own personal life, I have to be mindful of ways to shift and balance my attention so that I am not inundated […]

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Mindfulness, Relationships, Stress

Are You Coping with SAD?

By: Jen McWaters, Psy.D. | November 9, 2018

I always feel better when I’ve had some time outside in the sun. The sensation of sun on my skin makes me feel more relaxed and rejuvenated. What about you? People by the millions travel every year to sunny beaches for vacations so they can soak up some sunshine. Even in sunny places such as […]

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Depression, Personal Improvement, Sleep/Relaxation, Therapy

Integrating Yoga Practices into Therapy

By: Rochelle Perper, Ph.D. | November 2, 2018

“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 I don’t know?” I thought to myself. If you relate to this sentiment, you are not alone. I harbored great skepticism about the practice of […]

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Anxiety, Depression, Mindfulness, Therapy, Yoga

Therapy Changes Welcomes Dr. John Mark Krejci

By: John Mark Krejci, Ph.D. | October 30, 2018

I am very happy to serve clients and work with talented colleagues as a new psychologist with Therapy Changes. After 15 years of counseling clients, I continue to enjoy the one-on-one relationship that helps clients to write a new chapter in their journey through life. I earned my Ph.D. in Counseling/Clinical/School Psychology from the University […]

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Anxiety, Grief, Introduction, Relationships, Therapy

How to Raise Awareness of our Emotions

By: Haim Shemer, Psy.D. | October 5, 2018

Are you aware of your emotions? Can you identify the emotions that give rise to your feelings of anxiety, disturbance, bad behavior, or other uneasy states of mind? To help us with meanings, Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines the word emotions as: the affective aspect of consciousness a state of feeling a conscious mental reaction, such as […]

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Anger, Anxiety, Grief, Mindfulness, Sleep/Relaxation