Self-Care in the Quest for Personal Growth

In a results-based society like ours, taking measured steps toward self-improvement is an important goal both personally and professionally. While these changes may be important and highly impactful on your life and success, the quest onward and upward can be a stressful one. Learn more skills to attend to your own self-care in the process through today’s post.

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How to Find the Right Therapist for You

Finding the right therapist can be an intimidating task. You may be wondering where to begin, where to look, or what to look for. You may fear that you won’t know who is or isn’t a good fit for you and your particular needs. I’ve been there; I have had to navigate this process both personally and professionally, helping me become uniquely qualified to help others.

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Guest Post: On Being a Father, and How to Understand the “Father of Psychology”

Reflecting on Father’s Day last weekend, Joe Atanasio, a psychologist and father in My Wellbeing’s community, shares with us some foundational Freud concepts (he is the father of psychotherapy, after all), examines how they fit into his mindset as a mental healthcare professional watching his two kids grow, and why, once in a while, it all drives him crazy.

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Three ways therapy saves you money over time

There's no getting around it. Therapy, like a personal trainer or healthy diet, is a financial investment.

When you're working hard to earn your income, and likely already spending a majority of your income on things like high rent and coffee costs in NYC, taking the leap to invest in therapy can feel like a financial risk. At first.

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Guest Post: Being Seen is a Scary Proposition

In order for us to do the hard work of transcending the deeply ingrained patterns of shame and fear - patterns that often have significant influence on our self-perception and, in turn, our behavior - we need to gain a deeper understanding of these reactions. To begin to do this, we need to learn to comfort and show compassion for these parts of ourselves, rather than treat our fear and shame with the same anger and dismissal with which they were met in our childhood.

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Can You Hear Me Now? Therapy from Abroad

When most people envision going to therapy, the image that comes to mind is one of a tastefully decorated, if plain, room in an office suite, with a bookshelf, a couch, and a white noise machine. Somehow, my therapy journey led me to the corrugated tin room of a Spanish language school in Guatemala, struggling to hang on to a fleeting wifi signal as I talked through my feelings in my late twenties…

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