depression

How to Drop the Struggle with Anxiety – Part 3

In Part 2, we learned that if our goal is to rid ourselves of anxiety, it will likely only increase the frequency, intensity, and duration of anxiety over time. How can this be? Expansion not subtraction Part of the answer lies in where Acceptance and Commitment Therapy has its philosophical [...]

2019-08-23T04:10:48+00:00August 22nd, 2019|

How to Drop the Struggle with Anxiety – Part 2

In part 1, we learned how anxiety is like struggling in quicksand. The more we struggle with it, the more we are caught in its sinking trap. My own personal struggle with anxiety consistently intensified from 3rd grade, when my classmates noticed my sweaty armpits, all the way into adulthood. [...]

2019-04-30T04:30:55+00:00April 29th, 2019|

Do You Ever Act in Self-Defeating Ways?

As a psychotherapist in private practice, clients regularly ask, “What is wrong with me? Why can’t I stop doing X, start doing Y or figure out Z?” People I meet have often spent years beating themselves up, reading self-help books to get unstuck and telling themselves they are a [...]

2019-11-14T19:32:55+00:00September 11th, 2018|
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