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Meet Attachment Theory!

Valentine’s Day is once again upon us, and for those who struggle with intimate relationships, it can be an unwelcome reminder of our limitations in love. Whether you are in a relationship, recovering from one that has just ended or looking for one, attachment theory

Smooth Transition To The New Year!

Holidays are upon us, and it is a stressful time for some. As a mental health professional, I have gathered some resources I hope you can benefit from. Time for self-care! BE GOOD TO YOURSELF Show yourself compassion no matter what you went through this year, or are

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,

Let’s Talk About 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

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

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

Gay Pride, Individualism & 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,

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

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

Blame & 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

Unplug From Technology

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

Satisfying Your Needs

Every Valentine’s Day, we’re flooded with images of seemingly happy couples. For those of you who are single, or just don’t have a satisfying relationship of any kind whether that means a relationship with a friend, lover, family member, colleague, or even a pet,

Getting The Love You Desire

Love is all around — or so they say. It seems everyone is coupled up this Valentine’s Day. But whether you’re in a two-some or going at it alone, there’s one element to having a Valentine’s Day that promises a day full of love. Self-love is the key ingredient

Olympic Fever

I am so excited about the Winter Olympic Games. While I’m not an avid sports fan, I feel we owe it to these dedicated, passionate, and extremely gifted athletes to pay attention to what they’re doing. Beyond the sheer physical strength and stamina that’s necessary

Parents That Don’t Accept You

The LGBTQ+ community has made unprecedented strides in gaining rights over the past years, and acceptance of the community has also increased in that time. The vast majority of young people today believe in the equal dignity of gay people. Yet this belies the fact that