How can I calm down my child?

 The beauty of children is that they seem to be living in the moment.  They really feel their feelings and go all-in with the present.  The downside to this can be immense emotions ...

Mar 25

Categories: Anxiety, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Parenting

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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The inner struggle of going bald

Most men begin to notice a receding hairline in their 20s. By the age of 50, half of all men have visible hair loss. At 60, it affects around two thirds. The majority of men, therefore, will at some point in their life, have hair loss. Even though male hair loss is incredibly common, it ...

Mar 8

Categories: Anxiety, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Depression, Other, Self-Care / ...

Written By:
Ahmer Zuberi

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Contextualizing the psychological impact of Coronavirus epidemic

The 2019-20 Coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China, is the latest epidemic that has killed more than 3,200 people worldwide and infected over 95,000 people globally so far in every continent except Antarctica.The name coronavirus comes from the Latin word corona, meaning crown or halo. According to ...

Mar 6

Categories: Anxiety, Fear, Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Other

Written By:
Ahmer Zuberi

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The simple way to lead a meaningful life

Humanistic psychology is based on the belief that humans are unique beings and should be recognised and treated as such by psychologists and psychiatrists.According to humanistic psychologists, behaviourists are too concerned with the scientific study and analysis of actions (to the point that they ...

Mar 2

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Anxiety, Depression, Positive ...

Written By:
Ahmer Zuberi

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Automatic pilot

 As an intern in the emergency room, Joey was always on autopilot.  ...

Feb 19

Categories: Anxiety, Stress Management

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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The many faces of PTSD

Johnathon was a high functioning hedge fund manager.  He was successful and seemed to be doing well in his life except for in his relationships.  As a child, his father would hit him, and he could never predict when the violence ...

Feb 17

Categories: Anger Management, Anxiety, Complex PTSD, Depression, Post Traumatic ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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The harm in not feeling good enough

When people feel like they are not good enough, they harm themselves inadvertently.  This harm can look like not taking care of their hygiene ...

Jan 30

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Anxiety, Depression, Ending a ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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The Opportunity in Struggle

Life is unpredictable, which can be both scary and exciting. Due to this unpredictability, we might find ourselves in situations we don’t want to be in, and we might struggle to find the way out.Take, for example, the case of Mary. Mary left the United States to move to Hong Kong because her ...

Jan 30

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Anxiety, Life Purpose / ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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The art of psychological flexibility

Max has a constant desire to be in control.  When he is not in control, he does not feel safe.  Because of this need to be in control, Max can be quite rigid.  This rigidity has taken a toll on his relationships, both personally and professionally. Others have become angry ...

Nov 13

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Anxiety, Life Purpose / ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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My child is afraid of so many things

Anxiety is a normal emotion that helps to motivate us. Too much anxiety, however, can cause distress in the form of excessive worry, excessive drive to the point of exhaustion, panic and intense fear of failure and rejection. Children with anxiety ...

Nov 13

Categories: Anxiety, Parenting

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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I am always afraid that people are going to leave me

Max grew up as an only child with a single mother.  Max’s father left his mother before he was born.  Because of this, his mother had to work long hours to provide for both of them.  He often felt like he had to protect her, and that she was unable to be there for him ...

Oct 16

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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What if people are judging me?

The worry of what others think ...

Oct 14

Categories: Anxiety, Relationships & Marriage, Social Anxiety / Phobia, ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Taming Your Child’s Test Anxiety

The dropping temperatures may be an unwelcome sign that winter is almost here. The increased anxiety that many kids feel this time of year is a definite sign that tests and exams are not far off. What can you do as a parent to tame your child’s test anxiety?Perhaps the most important strategies your child can develop are to improve study ...

Sep 27

Categories: Anxiety, Child and/or Adolescent Issues

Written By:
Andrew Adler, Ph.D.

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