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5 Ways to Love Yourself this Valentine’s Day

February 4, 2016 11:03 am Published by Leave your thoughts

  How do you feel about Valentine’s Day? I have seen this holiday trigger reactions at both ends of the continuum. Some people embrace all that is red and pink, while others can’t wait for it to be over. Regardless of which camp you fall into, I’d like you to think about Valentine’s Day in a different way this year... View Article

Take Social Anxiety Off Your Thanksgiving Menu

November 24, 2014 3:45 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Halloween has passed and the holiday season is in full swing. This week, thoughts turn to turkey, pumpkin pie, gratitude, football and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. For some, Thanksgiving is a welcome day of food, family, and relaxation. For people living with social anxiety, it may be anything but relaxing. Instead of dreaming about food and the game, they... View Article

Setting an Effective New Year’s Resolution & Proper End-of-Year Self-Evaluation

December 27, 2013 3:57 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

  New Years resolutions can be beneficial for people looking to improve their lives in 2014, but an effective New Year’s resolution requires more consideration than we often intentionally dedicate to the task. In order to choose a New Year’s resolution that is realistic and achievable, I recommend starting with a good end-of-year self-evaluation.   As we’ve seen before, An end-of-year... View Article

Dealing with Social Anxiety: Holidays, Birthdays & Social Gatherings [video]

December 13, 2013 2:50 pm Published by 1 Comment

  I received such a positive response to my  Five Tips for Dealing with Social Anxiety During the Holidays, that I decided to get on video to elaborate on some of my most effective quick tips for social anxiety sufferers. Watch the video below for tips on dealing with social anxiety during holidays, birthdays, and other social gatherings. For more... View Article

Five Tips for Dealing with Social Anxiety During the Holidays

November 20, 2013 10:57 am Published by Leave your thoughts

  The holiday season can be both a blessing and a curse, especially the latter for those suffering from Social Anxiety Disorder. I am brought to tears by the stories my patients have shared with me, stories about being the only one missing at family gatherings, missed opportunities with a loved one before they passed, and the myriad consequences people experience by avoiding the holiday... View Article