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I am a psychologist with a small psychotherapy practice in Orem UT. I work with teens, adults, and couples. Most of the people I see come to counseling for help with anxiety or depression in one form or another. We … Continue reading
“Being able to walk away from the conversation is the definition of privilege.” Brene Brown’s comments on Charlottesville.
Assertiveness training has been around since behaviorists Andrew Salter and Joseph Wolpe (separately) in the 60s first identified the passive –> assertive –> aggressive continuum of habitual relationship styles. Passive or submissive people do not demand or expect regard for their own rights. Aggressive people have no regard for … Continue reading
A meta-analysis of multiple studies coordinated by researchers at BYU found that social isolation…, loneliness…, and living alone.., correspond[ed] to an average of 29%, 26%, and 32% increased likelihood of mortality, respectively. [The researchers] found no differences between measures of … Continue reading
A new report in the Annual Review of Public Health on gun deaths was just released and is making its way through the news. My husband and I will be in the UK and Europe again this spring, and I remember how … Continue reading
I remember, at the funeral of a loved one, shaking hands, accepting hugs, saying “thank you” – when suddenly my brain gave way. I couldn’t speak, couldn’t think, had forgotten how to respond to comfort. It was the lowering of The … Continue reading