1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Resolve to Make It Count

    The New Year is right around the corner, connoting renewal and resolutions to make positive changes. Why is it that we wait for the first of the year to reflect upon and intentionally make changes in our lives? What are we doing during the other eleven months? Many individuals seek therapy because something feels “off.” Figuring out the “what” becomes part of the therapeutic work. At Citro…Read More

  4. COPING WITH FRIENDS WHO FLAKE

    “Sorry, can’t make it today. Let’s plan something soon.” How many times have you received this text or one of its variations from a friend canceling plans once again? We all have that friend (or have sometimes been that friend) that cancels plans more often than following through with them. If you’re of the lucky few who haven’t experienced this, maybe you know someone who has. When th…Read More