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Unraveling the Cycle: How Over-Focus on Anxiety Fuels Panic Disorder

Panic disorder can be a debilitating condition characterized by sudden and recurring episodes of intense fear or discomfort, often accompanied by physical symptoms such as…

META-EMOTION: BECOMING DEPRESSED ABOUT DEPRESSION

Becoming depressed about depression is a phenomenon where an individual’s awareness and reaction to their own depressive symptoms exacerbate the original condition, creating a downward…

Potential Limitations of Supportive Therapy

Supportive therapy, while offering emotional support, may have limitations when it comes to addressing specific anxiety symptoms and providing long-term relief. Here are some potential…

Exposure-Based Interventions

Exposure therapy is a highly effective psychological treatment for anxiety disorders that is fundamentally based on the principles of habituation and cognitive restructuring. It operates…

Negative Reinforcement: Avoiding an aversive stimulus.

One of the most powerful processes that guide behavior is found in how we learn to avoid negative experiences.  For better or for worse, the…

Why do I stay “stuck” in difficult relationships?

This article needs context.  I am a strong proponent for long-term, committed relationships.  I firmly believe that it is only through the often-difficult process of…

Differentiation in Relationships

Differentiation in relationships refers to the ability of each person within the relationship to maintain their own sense of self while still being emotionally connected…

My Approach to Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: The foundation of my approach is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).  I am committed to using strategies that have been proven to be…