Psychologist Chapel Hill N.C. – Telehealth

Psychologist Chapel Hill N.C. - Telehealth

Recent developments in the COVID-19 pandemic have motivated me to transition to an entirely virtual practice. I believe firmly that social distancing is the safest and most ethical way to …

Social Media and Suicide Among Teens

Social Media and Suicide Among Teens

Digital media, including social media, became a centerpiece of day to day life at a seemingly exponential rate. Before I graduated high school in 2006, I remember many evenings spent …

Family Stress Test

Counseling Plainfield Illinois

Family Stress Test Stress is a natural and normal “by-product” of every family’s life. In fact, family stress can bring out the best of us: as we stretch to meet …

Disorganized Attachment

Disorganized Attachment

Mary Ainsworth’s work on attachment identified three attachment categories (secure, insecure avoidant, and insecure ambivalent/resistant). The development of the disorganized/disoriented classification evolved as a part of Mary Main’s doctoral research …

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the most widely used evidence-based treatment for depression and anxiety. In CBT, the focus is on thoughts, and how they directly affect emotions, and behaviors. …

How Power Poses Took Over the World

Clinical Psychologist Austin

Psychologists continue to grapple over whether standing like Superman changes the mind—and the body Every year, people at hundreds of schools and workplaces around the world are taught how to …

How Antisocial Personality Disorder Is Diagnosed

Clinical Psychologist Austin

Antisocial personality disorder is diagnosed based on meeting criteria described in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual on Mental Disorders, the book that mental health professionals use to assess patients. Although …

Are All Pleasures Pretty Much The Same?

Clinical Psychologist Austin

Parents often say that they don’t mind what their children do in life just as long as they are happy. Happiness and pleasure are almost universally seen as among the …

What are delusions of grandeur?

Clinical Psychologist Dallas

A delusion of grandeur is a false or unusual belief about one’s greatness. A person may believe, for instance, that they are famous, can end world wars, or that they …

Autism From The Inside

Clinical Psychologist Dallas

Too many depictions of autistic people rely on tired clichés. The neurotypical world needs to take note of our own voices. I found myself at a lunch table recently with …

A Landmark Study on the Origins of Alcoholism

Clinical Psychologist Dallas

By studying rats in a smarter way, scientists are finally learning something useful about why some drinkers become addicted and others don’t. For Markus Heilig, the years of dead ends …

Does Getting Angry Make You Angrier?

Clinical Psychologist Dallas

Should angry people act out how they feel? The popular idea is that venting your anger helps get rid of it. There’s even a woman in San Diego who makes …

The Psychology of Roller Coasters

Clinical Psychologist Dallas

Perhaps the draw of roller coasters is the enjoyment of the visceral sensation of fear itself, much like watching a horror movie. Roller coasters may seem like a very modern …