by Dr. Elil There’s a powerful feeling around January. A new year is beginning, and with it comes a new beginning. It can symbolize a fresh start, a chance to put the past year’s struggles and feelings of failure behind us. It’s often why people set new year’s resolutions, to create goals for the […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on How to Achieve your New Year’s Resolutions
by Dr. Elil The holiday season can be a time of great joy and togetherness. But for many people, there’s also a constant feeling of stress that lasts from Thanksgiving all the way through New Year’s. Between preparing feasts, buying presents, and traveling to see family, there’s a giant to-do list in many people’s heads that […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Beating the Holiday Blues
by Dr. Elil When people think of anxiety, they typically think of a person who is unable to function in the world. They think of someone who is trapped in their house, unable to hold a job or to make friends. Or someone who has panic attacks and feels physical sensations similar to a […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on What is Anxiety?
by Dr. Elil Seeing a family member or friend in an abusive marriage is hard to witness. It’s not easy to know how to help them or if they’re even open to change. Not all victims of domestic violence need the same help at the same time. Sometimes, a victim might need to feel […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Domestic Violence – Helping Family and Friends Find Their Way Out of Abusive Relationships
by Dr. Elil To understand anxiety, let’s begin with a quick discussion about stress. Stress serves a very important function in our lives. With so many things happening around us, it tells us what to focus on. If a wild animal attacked you, if you didn’t feel stress, you wouldn’t react with any sense of urgency. Everyone […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Why Stress and Anxiety are Different
by Dr. Elil Have you and your partner been struggling with trust issues? Do you find yourselves having the same argument again and again? Are you just co-existing instead of connecting? Do you want to reconnect to your partner, but are finding it hard to reach out? If you ever find yourself wishing someone would […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Relationship Issues
by Dr. Elil When people recognize that they want to change their lives, many of them start to work on it on their own. There are a lot of great resources to help you – from self-help books to podcasts to YouTube videos. However, some changes are still difficult. You try to apply new ways of thinking […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on When Should You Choose Therapy?
by Dr. Elil Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night, worrying about the things you have to do the next day? Do you have problems falling asleep because of all the thoughts racing through your head Even when you make a small mistake, do you find it difficult to let […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Anxiety and Depression
by Dr. Elil Luke had Yoda. Robin had Batman. We all need someone to point us in the right direction when life gets difficult. Do you feel alone, even when you’re around other people? Do you want to connect, but you worry about being rejected? You might have tried different strategies to relate to people, but you end […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Why Therapy?