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Dr. Russ Morfitt

Mental Health

Celebrating Courage

If she were still alive today Rosa Parks would be celebrating her 100th birthday. She was, of course, the African-American woman who mustered the courage to say no to an Alabama bus driver who told her to move to the back of the bus and had her arrested. In doing so, she served as a spark for the civil rights movement.  
Dr. Russ Morfitt
March 4, 2013
PanicStress & Anxiety

You Aren’t Alone

In my experience as a psychologist who treats anxiety, panic attacks, and phobias, I have seen people isolated and excluded by the disorders. My focus is, of course, on helping them conquer the problems. But during the process of learning the CBT tools to overcome the problem, how do they put one foot in front of another?
Dr. Russ Morfitt
February 26, 2013
Mental Health

I’ll Never Do THAT Again

Sometimes it makes sense to learn from our mistakes… maybe all the time. But sometimes bad things happen… and they aren’t mistakes, just bad outcomes. Anytime we take some measure of risk, however modest, and mix it with a quantity of real life, we may encounter bad outcomes.
Dr. Russ Morfitt
January 25, 2013

Social Anxiety and the Wizard of Oz

I really like old classic movies, but the Wizard of Oz has always troubled me. You know, flying monkeys and what not. And who wants to be surrounded by all those people telling you in song which road to take? But the part that really irks me comes at the end.
Dr. Russ Morfitt
January 1, 2013