Tools for Rewiring the Anxious Brain and Mastering Anxiety

Mastering anxiety can feel like an uphill battle, but it is possible to rewire the anxious brain to reduce suffering and improve functioning. It can be a complex

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Helping Your Anxious Child Navigate Back to School with Confidence

The back-to-school season can be an exciting time for many children, but for those struggling with anxiety, it can be an overwhelming and stressful experience. As a parent,

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Tips for Teachers to Support Students with School Anxiety

School anxiety can show up in a variety of ways, with avoidance being a common coping mechanism for many anxious students. It makes sense! Anxiety feels bad, and

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The Importance of Providing Culturally Competent Care

As mental health clinicians, providing culturally competent care is essential to our practice. Recognizing the way that we are different from our clients and speaking to those differences,

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Rumination: How Do We Help Our Clients Stop?

Every day I am having conversations with clients and therapists in training regarding how to stop rumination. Rumination is when we leave our senses in the here and

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Treating Anhedonia When CBT Fails: Using Positive Affect Treatment for Depression and Anxiety

Do you have clients who don’t get well, and struggle with low mood and lack of interest in anything?  Most of my clients get better and some of

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Can Viruses Cause OCD?

Viruses can be responsible for causing sudden onset OCD, PANS, PANDAS, and other mental health symptoms. For many years, I have seen children who experience sudden, severe symptoms

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How to decide when to use self-disclosure in therapy and counseling

One of the most extraordinary changes I have seen during my 30-year career as a therapist has been the attitude shift about self-disclosure in therapy and counseling.  The

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The Role of Resilience in the Treatment of OCD, Anxiety, and Depression: A Client Example

When my client Mary first came to see me, her resilience and stress tolerance were low. She sought treatment for OCD, perfectionism, and the resulting procrastination. As an

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