Wondering How To Be Happy? Let Go of Shame, Blame and Guilt for Good.

Wondering how to be happy? If so, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans struggling with relationships, stress, depression, anxiety, anger and more are asking themselves the same question. As a psychotherapist since my 20s, it’s a question that I entertained for years until coming to this non-dualist understanding: You are not the ultimate source of what happens in your life. When I tell clients this, many—if not most—of them look at me curiously, probably unsure if they heard me correctly. … Read More

How Stress Impacts Your Life

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How Stress Impacts Your Life As the experts at the Mayo Clinic point out, stress symptoms may be affecting your health without you even realizing it. “You may think illness is to blame for that nagging headache, your frequent insomnia or your decreased productivity at work,” they report. “But stress may actually be the culprit.” According to the Mayo Clinic, the stress you experience at work, at school or at home within your family dynamic can affect your body, your … Read More

Anxiety 101

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Anxiety 101   Anxiety is defined as a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome. It is totally natural.  When anxiety reaches a state of excessive uneasiness and apprehension, typically with compulsive behavior or panic attacks, however, it may be time to seek help.   If you are suffering from anxiety disorder, some of the symptoms you may be experiencing include:   Racing, worrisome thoughts that feel out of control Worrisome … Read More

Transforming The Whole Person

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The Psychotherapeutic Treatment of Anxiety and Depression By Richard Sussman, LCSW Depression and anxiety are two problems that afflict a considerable segment of the population. Although these conditions can be treated medically with drugs or, alternatively, many other methods (diet, exercise, biofeedback, meditation, etc.), complete healing does not result from treating the symptoms alone. Any approach that only seeks to eliminate symptoms precludes the possibility of recognizing and learning their deeper meaning and significance for our lives and our future … Read More