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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

The Secret to Finding an Awesome Therapist: Therapy Made Simple

Greg Kushnick, Psy.D. | Posted 01.24.2017 | Home
Greg Kushnick, Psy.D.

The process of finding a therapist can be confusing and frustrating if you have no guidelines to organize your search. In a big city like New York, th...

There's No One Solution to Improving Interactions Between Police and People with Mental Illnesses

The Stepping Up Initiative | Posted 08.28.2016 | Home
The Stepping Up Initiative

By Michael D. Thompson This piece was originally published in Scientific American on Aug. 28, 2016. You've undoubtedly heard about the recent report...

Healthy Mind, Healthy Body: Changing Health Care, Especially At Home

Marki Flannery | Posted 07.28.2016 | Home
Marki Flannery

These programs, which are affiliated with VNSNY's Community Mental Health Services division, demonstrate that when it comes to building healthy communities and supporting the well-being of patients like Jean, physical and mental health can't be separated.

Matrix'-Style Skill Transfer Is Possible With Electrical Brain Stimulation

Inverse | Posted 07.05.2016 | Home

Using customized skullcaps, fitted with electrodes, the researchers zapped the brains of novice pilots with the brain patterns of six flight experts, hoping they could improve their performance during flight simulation training.

The Economics of Treating Insomnia

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 06.03.2016 | Home
Dr. Michael J. Breus

The consequences of insomnia to health, safety, performance and quality of life are enormous. So is the financial toll.

Black and White Thinking: Finding the Space Between

Audrey Mitchell | Posted 04.22.2016 | Home
Audrey Mitchell

All of us engage in black and white thinking from time to time, but the important thing is to acknowledge it when it happens, and talk yourself through the thought problem, in order to find balance.

Live Your Best Life With These 11 Techniques That Coaches Use

Tom Casano | Posted 03.29.2016 | Home
Tom Casano

With all of these options before you, it becomes impossible to believe that there is no way out of a bad situation. Life can always get better.

How You Can Afternoon-Nap Like a Boss

Inverse | Posted 02.09.2017 | Home

This article originally appeared on Inverse. By Peter Rugg Rich people don't even nap the same as us plebes. While you and I struggle to sha...

CBT for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted 01.25.2017 | Home
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

In a study published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology in December 2015, a meta-analysis assessed the immediate, short-term, and long-term efficacy of psychotherapy for reducing GI symptoms in adults with IBS.

Tackling Change: Are the Forces With You?

Lara Fielding | Posted 01.21.2017 | Home
Lara Fielding

Learn to identify the forces influencing your performance by practicing with the dashboard form. Whether you are tackling the playing field and other players, or an ominous change in your life, you can hone your awareness skills so that the forces may be with you!

Thank You, Difficulty.

Connor Diemand-Yauman | Posted 01.04.2017 | Home
Connor Diemand-Yauman

It's time for a difficulty revolution. If we're to be better partners, employees, and friends, we must embrace and celebrate moments of difficulty. Why? Simply put, difficulty is the crux of all learning and growth, and one of the clearest indicators that we're achieving our goals.

The Buddha Part II: What He Got Right and What He Got Wrong

Ted Cadsby | Posted 11.15.2016 | Home
Ted Cadsby

There are many elements of Gautama's philosophy that are compelling and useful, but some of his main ideas are antiquated and riddled with irreconcilable contradictions. It's worthwhile separating what he got right from what he got wrong.

The Global Search for Education: Your Mission Is to Play!

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.10.2016 | Home
C. M. Rubin

"Our technology targets the more basic ability of an individual to perceive and prioritize conflicting streams of information (or 'interference') whic...

The Digital Side of Therapy

dailyRx News | Posted 11.09.2016 | Home
dailyRx News

Web counseling is an easily accessible and affordable mental health tool. And new evidence suggests it's effective, too.

7 Questions to Ask Yourself If You're Constantly Anxious

Dr Perpetua Neo | Posted 10.31.2016 | Home
Dr Perpetua Neo

One of my favorite things about cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is shining a torch into our mind -- our thoughts, assumptions and beliefs. Here are seven questions that I often use with my clients, that can help you learn more about your anxiety and bring you greater peace.

Well-Being Is a Skill: A Cheat Sheet for Daily Practice

Lara Fielding | Posted 09.18.2016 | Home
Lara Fielding

It seems most of us assume that balance and emotion regulation "should" just happen effortlessly, magically. The truth is, we become what we practice every day. So if we get stuck in habitual extremes and imbalance -- that will be reflected in our reality.

7 Ways To Approach Therapy Like A New Relationship

Sahaj Kohli | Posted 08.20.2016 | Home
Sahaj Kohli

If we approach our relationships with therapists like other relationships -- new, potentially-satisfying, open -- we can stop looking at therapy as this intimidating, scary thing that one needs when they don't have control of their life, thus de-stigmatizing it.

3 Quick Notes About 'The Coddling of the American Mind'

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 08.11.2016 | Home
Greg Lukianoff

I hope you'll read the whole article, which defies a quick summary, but there are three additional things I need to say about the piece.

Mindful-Mastery: Rules of the Road for Adaptive Responding

Lara Fielding | Posted 08.07.2016 | Home
Lara Fielding

Each of us is on a unique life path, but there are rules on the road, which apply to all of us. When the roads get bumpy, or changes dramatically, a new level of skillfulness is needed. Like any new skill, to become masterful will come with experience, and practice, practice, practice!

4 Ways to Curb Your Inner Critic

Dr. Darria Long Gillespie | Posted 07.31.2016 | Home
Dr. Darria Long Gillespie

"Mediocre." "Procrastinator." "Wavering." This is how my friend described herself -- and I was stunned. She is, in fact, successful, beautiful and som...

What Kind of Psychotherapy Should You Choose?

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted 07.29.2016 | Home
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

I would advise potential clients, friends, or family members to find a therapist who "gets" them, has the expertise to help them reduce their suffering as soon as possible, and teaches them skills to stay better.

Do I Need Therapy? How Do I Find a Good Therapist?

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted 06.25.2016 | Home
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

Mental health professionals are like any other kind of professionals. Some are excellent; some are poor. Most are somewhere in between. You start with a leg up if you find someone who is well-trained in a kind of psychotherapy that has a very strong evidence base. Don't get discouraged if the therapist you're seeing isn't helpful enough. It just means you haven't yet found the right person.

Online Therapy Could Revolutionize Treatment For Mental Health Conditions

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 06.25.2015 | Home

The New York Times: Depressed? Try Therapy Without the Therapist Cognitive behavioral therapy has long been considered the most effective treatment...

Talking To A Therapist Could Be The Secret To Sleeping Better

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 07.21.2015 | Home

Sleeping pills may not be the only option for the 50million to 70 million Americans suffering from chronic insomnia. A new review of research suggests...

Best Counselor

Ira Israel | Posted 08.23.2016 | Los Angeles
Ira Israel

When looking for a counselor or psychotherapist you should know the differences between psychiatrists, psychologists, PsyDs, LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and Life Coaches.