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Mental Health

What is CBT?

We recently posted a question on our  Facebook and Twitter accounts and the responses to that quiz piqued my interest. According to the results, many of our readers have heard of CBT but not many have actually tried it. That made me think that it might be useful to explain how CBT can help an individual – not just with mental health problems, but also in a variety of areas of your life.
Dr. Russ Morfitt
August 18, 2015
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Seasonal Mental Health

Summertime! Swimsuit Anxiety…

I love to hear stories of personal growth. I’m a psychologist; it’s a big part of what we do. Now and then I like to feature the voice of someone sharing their own story in their own voice. Summer is a season for grilling and swimming with family and friends. Sadly, for many it’s also a time for anxiety about appearance.
Dr. Russ Morfitt
July 15, 2015
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Stress & Anxiety

Take Back Your Island (from Anxiety)

Summer is here! The warm sun of summer often encourages us to engage in new commitments and patterns as we look ahead with hope, making, for some, new seasonal resolutions. Often, those of us hoping for change are facing some kind of fear, whether it’s fear-of-the-new or fear-of-changing-the-old.
Dr. Russ Morfitt
June 26, 2015
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Social Anxiety Spy For a Day: Data Collection

Physicist Richard Feynman once noted, “You can know the name of a bird in all the languages of the world, but when you're finished, you'll know absolutely nothing whatever about the bird... So let's look at the bird and see what it's doing—that's what counts. I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.”
Dr. Russ Morfitt
April 20, 2015