Tips & Tools for Mental Health Professionals

10 Acts of Self Love for When You’re Feeling Like a Failure

Note: This post is adapted from my post published on Lifehack.org on 7/26/2018The idea of failure grips us at our most vulnerable internal place – our inner sense of self-esteem and self-love. Although intuitively we know that in reaching high we are guaranteed some degree of failure, when we fall short, that knowledge offers little… Read More »

11 WARNING Signs Of Unhealthy Relationships You Need to Be Aware Of

Original article on lifehack.org Are you in an unhealthy relationship? Is it real love or just infatuation? What, you’re not sure? Here are the 11 telltale warning signs that you’re in an unhealthy relationship: 1. Your personal growth can not flourish in the relationship Whereas healthy relationships offer safe havens for personal growth, people who… Read More »

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Technique: The Observing Self

Original article on pro.psychcentral.com. Do you ever focus on looking AT your thoughts rather than FROM your thoughts? If so, you are practicing one of the cornerstones of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy developed by Dr. Stephen Hayes. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, known as ACT, combines CBT principles with mindfulness techniques. In a process called Cognitive… Read More »

Using a Calming Box for Self-Soothing and Emotional Regulation

Original article on pro.psychcentral.com. As a therapist, I have always been a big fan of offering my clients “hands on” practical strategies that can help them self-soothe immediately in times of anger and emotional distress. I refer to these self-soothing boxes by names such as a Calming Box or Coping Skills Toolbox. Self-soothing boxes are… Read More »

CBT Technique: Using the Triple Column Technique to Change Your Thoughts To Change Your Life!

Original article on pro.psychcentral.com. One of the cornerstones of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is to help individuals identify their negative and irrational ways of thinking. Cognitive Errors, also known as Cognitive Distortions, are unhealthy thinking habits that lead to most common mental health problems, including anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. The concept of Cognitive… Read More »