Blog for Better Living

Navigating Anti-LGBTQ+ Religions

By: Gregory E. Koch, Psy.D. | July 21, 2023

Empowering Strategies for Resilience and Growth   In today’s diverse society, it is disheartening to acknowledge that certain religious beliefs continue to marginalize and discriminate against the LGBTQ+ community. Anti-gay religions have a harmful impact on the lives and relationships of gay individuals, often causing emotional distress and feelings of isolation. This article will highlight […]

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Anger, Anxiety, Bullying, LGBTQ+, Relationships, Trauma

From Heartbreak to Hope: Strategies for Coping with Infertility

By: Jen McWaters, Psy.D. | July 14, 2023

June was World Infertility Awareness Month. As someone who has experienced infertility firsthand, I know all too well the heartbreak and emotional toll it takes. Coping with infertility can be a difficult and isolating experience. Throughout the process it’s important to remember that you are not alone. In this article, we’ll explore strategies to cope […]

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Anxiety, Children, Depression

Pride is a Drag!

By: Michael Toohey, Psy.D. | June 2, 2023

It’s that time of year—National LGBTQ+ Pride Month! Every year, during the month of June, the LGBTQ+ community recognizes the influence that LGBTQ+ people and allies have around the world by celebrating in a number of different ways. And this year, I’m celebrating Drag! For me, drag is fun, creative, and playful, which is how […]

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Anxiety, LGBTQ+, Personal Improvement

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

Strategies to Help You Receive Feedback

By: Kamaljit "Sonya" Virdi, Ph.D. | May 19, 2023

Feedback is an important exchange that happens between friends, colleagues, relatives, and romantic partners. When successful, feedback is an opportunity to feel more connected and better understood by another person. Positive feedback can be reassuring because it highlights our contributions, underscores our strengths, and appreciates our thoughtfulness. However, constructive, or critical feedback is harder to […]

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Anxiety, Personal Improvement, Relationships, Stress

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

Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep

By: Kristen Lipari, Ph.D. | April 28, 2023

Sleep is essential to every process in the body. Sleep affects our physical, mental, and emotional functioning, immunity, and metabolism. Lack of sleep, or poor quality of sleep can leave us vulnerable to increased anxiety and mood symptoms. When we don’t sleep well, we feel fatigued the next day, which makes it difficult to attend […]

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Anxiety, Personal Improvement, Relationships, Sleep/Relaxation

How to Get “Unstuck” from Anxiety

By: Natalie Rice-Thorp, Ph.D. | March 24, 2023

If you struggle with anxiety, you may notice that the harder you try to make it go away, the worse it becomes. If you wake up in the morning checking for signs of anxiety to determine if it will be a “good” or “bad” day, you may be caught in an “all or nothing” anxiety […]

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Anxiety, Personal Improvement, Relationships

The Importance of Vitamin D on Mental Health

By: Jen McWaters, Psy.D. | February 3, 2023

In the throes of winter with shorter and colder days, it’s common to experience a slowing down of energy. Many people, however, experience more pronounced lethargy, lack of motivation, energy and drive, low mood, or symptoms of depression. A lesser-known contributing factor to these symptoms may be to blame: Vitamin D deficiency. What is Vitamin […]

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Anxiety, Depression, Personal Improvement