1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Taking Control of 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, this is probably one of the several days out of the year where loneliness creeps up on you. When a sense of isolation sets in, you…Read More

  5. 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 that can make any relationship, especially the one with yourself, even stronger and more vibrant so that you can consistently feel…Read More

  6. When Diets Fail Us: An Answer to Your Diet Woes

    How’s your diet going? If you’re killing it, keep on going and ignore the post below. But if you’re starting to feel cracks in your willpower, then read on. Be sure to contact Citron Hennessey in Manhattan to discover how cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and counseling services can assist you with your diet. Diet Season Diet season is upon us. This is the time of year during which many peo…Read More

  7. Everyone Wants a Break

    With the holidays and the end of the year upon us, everyone wants a break. We’re tired. 2017 was a difficult, intense year for many of us personally and for Americans collectively as well. The mental health counselors at Citron Hennessey come across many people in Manhattan who want to take a break. Read on to learn more about how cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can help you reframe your mind…Read More

  8. SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO

    Imagine the following scenario: You are on the subway, headed to an important work meeting, and have no time to spare. All is good until, one stop away from your destination, the train just sits there in the station -- doors open, engine idling. Then you hear the familiar announcement, “Ladies and Gentlemen: We are being held momentarily by the train’s dispatcher. Thank you for your patience.…Read More

  9. QUICK FIXES

    I have a pretty large sweet tooth. Cheesecake, oatmeal raisin cookies, lemon bars, speculoos cookie butter, anything with butter and sugar has my name written all over it. These baked treats serve as a pick me up after a busy and stressful day. Eating these sugary foods is a quick way for me to feel pleasure. I can sit on my couch after a long day, eat some cookie butter, and almost instantly feel…Read More