4 Tips for Managing Anger

4 Tips for Managing Anger Rubin Khoddam Ph.D. The Addiction Connection If you tend to have a short fuse or have intense anger outbursts, it may feel easy to judge yourself for your reactions. But there is an important difference between feeling angry and acting on it. You can be justified in feeling angry and […]

Hate The Holidays? Here Are 8 Ways to Cope and Find Joy This Year.

Hate The Holidays? Here Are 8 Ways to Cope and Find Joy This Year By Morgan Mandriota The holidays are hyped up to be “the most wonderful time of the year.” And for some, they are. But the pressure to be merry and jolly alongside the rest of the world becomes extra heavy when you […]

When Is It Time to Seek Marriage Counseling?

When Is It Time to Seek Marriage Counseling? Medically reviewed by Jennifer Litner, PhD, LMFT, CST — By Madelyn Brown Marriage and conflict often go hand-in-hand. Here are some signs that it’s time to seek marriage counseling. There are many reasons why people might experience strife in a marriage: stretched finances, differences in parenting choices, […]

Mindfulness at Work: Setting Intention to Maintain Calm

Mindfulness at Work: Setting Intention to Maintain Calm Medically reviewed by Vara Saripalli, Psy.D. — By Jenna Fletcher Mindfulness is being present at the moment without judgment and acknowledging your emotions without feeling overwhelmed or critical. It allows you to focus on what you’re doing and block out obsessive thoughts or distractions. But these descriptions […]

“How to Talk to Kids About Anxiety”

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How to Talk to Kids About Anxiety Daniel Flint Ph.D. Behavior Problems, Behavior Solutions Have you ever wondered if your child has anxiety? Or noticed their anxiety increasing since the COVID-19 pandemic? If so, then you’re noticing what the data already bears out. But while a licensed mental health professional will be able to help provide you […]

‘Courtroom Brain’: Is Your Partner on Trial?

‘Courtroom Brain’: Is Your Partner on Trial? Ken Fremont-Smith, MAC, LMHC Don’t let resentment turn your partner into the defendant in your relationship It’s easy to listen to your partner when you’re happy with each other. When trust is strong, even criticism doesn’t hurt. It’s not as easy when you are in conflict. Your wonderful partner is […]

Building Trust With Teenagers

Building Trust With Teenagers Dr. Lawrence Jackson, LMFT When it comes to trust, I think of it on a frequency table. If you think about individuals who you barely trust, you may say you can trust them 2 out of 10 times. When you think about someone who you trust a lot, you may say you can […]

Marriage: Managing Conflict Through Friendship

Marriage: Managing Conflict Through Friendship By Sinead Smyth, LMFT It may surprise you to learn that happier couples do not argue less than unhappy couples. What distinguishes the two groups is that happy couples repair during and after a fight, whereas in unhappy relationships, partners tend to escalate negativity by using criticism, contempt, defensive, and stonewalling (The […]

5 Tips to Help Young Children Understand Anger

5 Tips to Help Young Children Understand Anger By Deborah Serani, Psy.D. Generally, anger is a natural response to distressing issues or situations — yet, it is often felt or expressed in ways that are scary, confusing or even unhealthy. As a result, we often consider anger to be a “bad” emotion, and we view its […]

Teenager Parent Relationship: How to Build a Healthy Relationship

Teenager Parent Relationship: How to Build a Healthy Relationship Written by Christie Hopkins As any parent will know — or at least will have been warned — a child’s teenage years can be some of the toughest. It can be particularly hard if their parents are divorced or separated. A whirlwind combination of puberty, hormones, high […]