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February 13, 2017

Are you ‘Color Blind’? Implicit Racial Attitudes, Microaggressions, and the Mind

Color-blind racial attitudes are, in short, implicit and ambiguous forms of racial prejudice. And where, in most cases, explicit forms of institutional racism have become socially […]
February 8, 2017

Does Psychotherapy Affect the Brain?

Often, when thinking about what might cause changes in neurotransmitter levels of the brain, most might immediately think ‘Medication’. Naturally, since the chemical imbalance theory (theory […]
February 6, 2017

The Counselor-Client Relationship: Establishing Boundaries and Managing Expectations

The counselor-client relationship remains just that: a relationship. And many times the dynamics of that relationship remain ever changing and no two counselor-client relationships are exactly […]
January 30, 2017

Trusting Others and The Need for Closure

Trusting others remains the glue that keeps societies together. The problem is, of course, when and how to do so. As it turns out, trusting others […]
January 23, 2017

Antidepressants: The Risks and Rewards

Prior to the psychopharmacology era (or, the time before antidepressants had become widely available), most individuals struggling with mental illnesses such as depression were, more or […]
January 16, 2017

A Look at ‘First-Rate Madness’: How Mental Illness May Enhance Crisis Leadership

A few years ago, a book emerged on bookshelves that had a curious and engaging thesis. It asked: What is the link between mental illness and […]
January 9, 2017

Sleep Disorders: What You Need to Know

Getting the right amount of sleep is an essential part of a healthful life. Not getting the recommended amount of sleep at night, as it turns […]
January 2, 2017

How to Talk to Someone About His or Her Annoying Habits

People do so many annoying things. They chew their food too loud, leave the toilet seat-up, bite their nails, and sometimes don’t listen to you when […]
December 19, 2016

Leaving Behind the Familiar and Overcoming Fear of the Unknown

Leaving the familiar behind in order to pursue the unknown is terrifying. That may be one reason why people stay in situations they’re unhappy in. But […]
December 7, 2016

Rethinking Solitude: The Positive Side of Isolation

For many of us, the word “solitude” may conjure up feelings of anxiety and fear. In fact, being alone tends to only work well in a […]
November 22, 2016

Being Thankful (and Mindful) this Thanksgiving

Mindfulness is a technique that has developed out of eastern philosophic traditions such as Zen Buddhism. The idea has been around for a long time, but, […]
November 21, 2016

As Clocks Turn Back, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Turns Up: Understanding SAD

Earlier this week, autumn Daylight Savings Time begun, and although most of us gained an extra hour to sleep in this past weekend, the reduced exposure to natural […]