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    Nutrition and Mental Health

    “Let food be thy medicine" — Hippocrates As with our physical health, our body—and what we put into it—is responsible for much of our mental health. How we feel and what we think depends, in part, on how well the system of our body functions. When emotional, behavioral, or psychological issues arise, our body or mind gives us warning signs in the form of symptoms, and we may seek counselin…Read More

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    Let’s Talk About Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

    Chances are that if you’ve found this article, then you’ve been looking into starting therapy. As someone looking into starting therapy, you’re probably seeing a whole lot of mentions of CBT, or cognitive behavioral therapy. While much of its popularity is due to it being favored by insurance companies, the preference of insurance companies is not without reason. So let’s have a look at wh…Read More

  3. Getting the Help You Deserve: How to Prepare for Your First Counseling Session

    When it comes to counseling services, one of the biggest hurdles many people face is preparing for their first session. This is especially true in Manhattan, where everyone is busy pursuing their dreams and keeping up with a life that never seems to stop moving. It can be difficult to take time to change for the better amidst this chaos. At Citron Hennessey, we try to make it easy for our patients…Read More

  4. Work With What’s Right in Front of You

    My clinical work in Manhattan is flourishing with clients who live in their heads. They are anxious or depressed, and they are trapped in the middle of their thinking mind. It’s the worst sort of imprisonment. I know; I’ve been there. The mind of an anxious and/or depressed person tends to do an overly efficient job by thinking of all the things that have gone wrong (or could go wrong), in ord…Read More

  5. Gay Pride, Individualism, and Change

    June is Gay Pride month, culminating this Sunday, June 24th with the NYC Gay Pride Parade. Gay Pride means many things to many people, but it usually involves taking a positive stance against discrimination and violence directed toward LGBTQ+ people, promoting their self-affirmation, dignity, and equality rights, as well as increasing their visibility as a social group, building community, celebra…Read More

  6. CHANGE FOR THE BETTER

    Growth inevitably requires change. No matter how hard we try, things never stay the same. Sometimes we avoid change and sometimes we embrace it. People change, relationships change and organizations change... Citron Hennessey is pleased to announce our new offices at 148 Madison Avenue. Sessions will commence June 1st. Our goal in therapy is to help you upgrade your operating system by changing yo…Read More

  7. Why Do We Love to Complain?

    We all do it. Whether it’s the Manhattan Transportation Authority (MTA), our significant other, or the weather, we love to complain about it. Some of us complain more than others; it almost seems as if complaining is at the center of their identity. You know who I’m talking about. That coworker, who, no matter how lush or lucrative the job, can’t stop complaining about it. Or that friend or …Read More

  8. Blame and Responsibility

    In his book Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy, cognitive behavioral therapist David Burns identifies several cognitive distortions. Cognitive distortions are patterns of thinking that are false or inaccurate and have the potential to cause psychological distress. One of the distortions that Burns discussed was personalization – the act of blaming ourselves for something that is not within our c…Read More

  9. Unplug From Technology and Plug Back Into Your Life

    When I have boarded the train every morning and evening lately, I’ve made a habit out of looking around me and noting how many people are on a device — cell phone, tablet, laptop, Kindle, anything at all. To no surprise, almost all passengers on the train are either looking at a screen or are wearing headphones. It’s a bit strange to me that not one conversation is had amongst strangers in a…Read More