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What To Expect At Your First Therapy Session

Teen Vogue | Posted 07.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Teen Vogue

So if you are choosing to try therapy, congrats on taking the leap. It means you're taking control of your problems, and what's cooler and more empowering than that? If you've got the first-appointment jitters, rest easy: Here's what to expect.

7 Essential Things to Do the Summer Between High School and College

Hélène Tragos Stelian | Posted 06.10.2016 | College
Hélène Tragos Stelian

You did it! You are going to college, congrats! As you finish off high school and enjoy end-of-year celebrations, you'll want to start looking toward your summer. Here are my top tips on what you'll need to accomplish before leaving for college.

Selena and Katy: Your Boyfriend and Your Best Friend - Too Close For Comfort?

Dr. Jane Greer | Posted 05.20.2016 | Entertainment
Dr. Jane Greer

Recent images of Selena Gomez with Katy Perry's boyfriend Orlando Bloom looking cozy together had people talking, but the women cleared it up quickly ...

Beyonce: Making Marriage Work?

Dr. Jane Greer | Posted 04.29.2016 | Entertainment
Dr. Jane Greer

During the premiere of her new visual album Lemonade this past weekend, Beyoncé shared very personal moments between her and her husband, Jay Z. The ...

9 Signs Your Marriage Is Worth Saving, According To Experts

The Huffington Post | Carolin Lehmann | Posted 04.22.2016 | Divorce

The honeymoon phase was never going to last forever. Between parenting stresses, money issues and meddling in-laws, marriage troubles are pretty much ...

The Best Therapy Is a Great Relationship

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 02.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Although marriage doesn't require you to take on the role of a therapist, it tends to thrive when both partners develop the personal qualities of a good therapist.

5 Tips For Couples Facing A Cancer Diagnosis

Teresa Kindred | Posted 02.19.2016 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

his is the love story of Samantha and Kyle; how they met, fell in love and then unexpectedly found out that their path to happy-ever-after was not going to be an easy one.

Tips for a Less Stressed, More Blessed Holiday Season

Teresa Kindred | Posted 12.10.2015 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

I visited my daughter the other day and they were decorating for Christmas. The three year old was singing and dancing around her room while my daught...

What Does Your Therapist Think at the End of the Day?

Johanna Bond | Posted 10.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Johanna Bond

In the course of our lives, many of us will visit a therapist for an outside perspective or help with a problem we are facing. What's going on in that...

A Letter to My Pre-Bipolar Self

Emily Grossman | Posted 07.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Emily Grossman

Dear 17-year-old Em, I know that high school has not been easy on you. Although your peers would never know it because you are a great actress, alw...

Who You Need On Your Divorce Team

Honoree Corder | Posted 05.18.2016 | Divorce
Honoree Corder

Finding the right therapist can help you to heal wounds, old and new, while providing you with strategies and tools that will help you interact with your ex in the most appropriate and healthy ways possible.

How To Avoid Toxic Friendships

Erris Langer Klapper | Posted 05.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Erris Langer Klapper

We tell our teens to surround themselves with true friends who promote positivity and healthy self-esteem. Shouldn't we practice what we preach? Spring is here, and it's the perfect time for taking emotional stock and ridding ourselves of winter's cobwebs.

Burying the Stigma of Mental Illness

Heather Rorrer | Posted 05.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Heather Rorrer

When the death of a loved one is suicide, or any facet of mental illness is involved, there's a stage in the grieving process psychologists don't list: stigma. Survivors bear the stigma of survival. Even as friends gather to sympathize, you sense an unspoken undertone: Surely you knew something.

Divorce Confidential: Using Mental Health Professionals In Divorce

Caroline Choi | Posted 04.20.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

The goal in enlisting mental health professionals in your divorce is to help you move forward. Remember, there is no shame in asking for help, especially if it will get you to a better place emotionally and spiritually.

8 Elements Of A Sincere Apology

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Next time you're in a position to apologize, do it the right way even though it might be difficult. The gain far outweighs any anxiety you may have over saying, "I am sorry."

Responsibility to Sometimes, if Need Be, Say No

Catherine Nagle | Posted 11.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

Today, I'm hearing a lot more about people having mentors, advisers or therapists who enrich our lives. And I'm glad we have great professionals in th...

It's Your Life, Take Control Now!

David Kanegis | Posted 10.31.2014 | College
David Kanegis

Congratulations, you're a college student! For the first time you have free will to spread your wings and lead the life you want... even though you're probably not sure all that entails or exactly what's headed your way.

100-Year-Old Sex Therapist On Having Good Sex At Any Age

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 08.26.2014 | Fifty

Dr. Shirley Zussman is a practicing sex therapist in New York City. She also just turned 100 years old. And she's applied decades of experience in ord...

This Is How To Make The Most Of Any Weekend

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 10.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Actually give it a rest. Make a decision on Friday evening to turn off your work mode. Imagine you're stepping out of the work version of you and into the lighthearted weekend version of yourself. Be okay relaxing, guilt-free.

How I Manage My Bipolar Disorder

Krystal Reddick | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Krystal Reddick

A stable life is highly doable. You have to take stock of your life and shape one you'd be proud and happy to live. It is a lot of work. But what in life isn't?

How To Overcome The Stress Of Long Distance Relationships

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

A relationship can be stressful, even when both people live in the same area, so a little distance can really complicate matters. But just because it may be difficult is no reason to think it is impossible or doomed for failure. With the right preparation and mindset a long distance relationship can flourish.

Are You Suffering From Secondhand Stress?

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 09.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

When you're around your positive friend you connect and relate to him or her. When you're around the miserable boss, you're tense because you're picking up on his tension, maybe even trying to understand him, and it doesn't make you feel good.

8 Powerful Questions That Will Change Your Life

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 09.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

So often when people are anxious, depressed, dealing with relationship issues, or going through a life transition, their thoughts linger on what isn't right, their faults, and perceived weaknesses. Redirecting your attention to what you're good at and your strengths is a powerful step to bring about change.

Letter to My Daughter's Future Therapist

Jordan Roter | Posted 08.18.2014 | Parents
Jordan Roter

At "press time," Gemma is almost 5 years old. I'm writing you this letter because, while I love my daughter with all my heart, and I'm trying really hard to be a great mom, I'm pretty sure I'm doing most things wrong.

4 Signs That You Should Go To Therapy

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 06.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

I recently had a friend who was feeling stuck reach out to me to ask if she should start seeing a therapist. After our call, I thought that it would be useful to share some of these ideas with others who are considering "the talking cure."