‘Grass is Greener’ syndrome is a really tough and paralyzing cycle for many people who struggle with this issue. It can make people feel that they are never fully settled in life, repeatedly experiencing urges to find the better thing they are missing out on, leading to a pattern of changing relationships, careers, where to … More Grass is Greener Syndrome: Euphoric Memories and Craving
When living in a life full of daily routines, it can be somewhat easy to forget that we actually are surrounded by risks every day. We become so normalized to our ways of living life, that simple things such as being within six feet of other people, touching a door knob, or going to a … More Living with Risk: Emerging from COVID-19 Quarantine
Spoiler alert: Yes, you should still go. (compiled scenario to protect confidentiality): I was having one of those days where it just felt like everything was fine. Nothing really happened since my last session, and I didn’t really have anything important to talk about today. Nothing was pressing, and I didn’t understand why I should … More I Have Nothing to Say Today, Should I Still Go to Therapy?
Here’s the scene: You have two options, possibly narrowed down from a larger set of options, or maybe it was always two. Both have their pros and cons, which you have already turned over in your mind repeatedly, and both seem equally tough to give up in favor of the other one. What do you … More Decision-Making Paralysis
It really takes a lot to get on my nerves as a therapist. In fact, there are very few things that would actually annoy me when working with someone. But there is one thing I find myself frustrated by whenever the issue shows up: The controlling partner therapy veteran. What, or who, is this?
Movies can create the impression that when two people are in-love they should always be lost in each other’s gaze, smiling when they look at each other, or constantly in a state of “no, you hang up first”. Sex happens slowly in front of a fireplace while you, again, gaze deeply into each other’s eyes … More Love — It Isn’t What You Think
Depression is something many people struggle with to varying degrees. People can move in and out of depressive states, and can also find themselves stuck in a state for a prolonged period of time. When you’re depressed, it can feel like you’re dragging through life while towing a boulder behind you. It can be exhausting, … More Depression: Life’s Bully