1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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