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. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  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. How to Accept 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 there are still many whose parents don’t accept their sexuality. Being rejected by your family because of who you are can be an …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. New Year’s Resolution: Getting Along With My Parents

    Over the last month or so, a number of my clients have discussed the challenges of navigating a relationship with their parents with me. I suspect that the recent holiday season and current political climate have a little something to do with these relational struggles surfacing. I thought it would be helpful to write about developing relationships with our parents as adults and how to cope with t…Read More