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  • Why talk therapy works

    Why talk therapy works

    A Case Study: Cathy. (names have been changed) When a young woman named Cathy scheduled an appointment at my office for an initial consultation, I prepared for her arrival in the same way that I do for all of my new patients. The introductory session consists primarily of fact finding, detail collecting, intake questions and
  • Recognizing an Emotional Crisis

    Recognizing an Emotional Crisis

    Article by Dr Nicoletta Pallotta.  MD, LCSW-R Do you ever find yourself muttering, “I think I’m going to lose it” when confronted with overwhelming situations? Do you ever notice your peers or colleagues vent about “having a breakdown,” “being a mess,” or throwing around the phrase, “I’m literally gonna die”? While these thoughts and tropes tend
  • The Reasons Behind Anxiety in Women

    The Reasons Behind Anxiety in Women

    Anxiety is a normal response to stress. But when it becomes hard to control and affects your day-to-day life, it can be disabling. Anxiety disorders affect nearly one in five adults in the United States. Women are more than twice as likely as men to get an anxiety disorder in their lifetime. Anxiety disorders are
  • your self-destructive behavior

    your self-destructive behavior

    Self-destructive behavior can take many forms and vary in severity. Examples include neglecting our bodies by not sleeping or eating enough, as well as more serious problems such as excessive drinking, taking drugs and self-harm (such as cutting or burning yourself). Self-harm or injury is not something people like to talk about, but it is