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The Importance of Hope

The Importance of Hope Do you know what factors make therapy effective? So many things contribute to good, efficacious therapy. These include a good client-counselor relationship, specific counselor qualities, and evidence-based practices. There is another extremely...

Making New Friends

Having relationships is something that most long for. During this time of year, many of us experience a sense of loneliness and a desire for connection that goes beyond answering the question, “How are you today?” Yet, while this is something that most can relate to,...

The Toxic Workplace

It’s no secret that the workplace is often a stressful environment for employees. With deadlines, frustrating coworkers, and unfair bosses it’s not surprising that people all over the US (and the world!) describe their workplace as a stressful one. Professor Pfeffer...

Welcoming the New Year

2019 is coming around the corner and it can be an exciting or anxiety provoking thought! Many of us will be reflecting back on good and/or painful memories from this past year and it can definitely set the tone for the upcoming year, especially with New Year’s...

Let’s Clarify Mindfulness

Mindfulness, meditation, and relaxation sometimes get used interchangeably in discussions about finding inner peace. In general I believe it is appropriate to use these terms to describe techniques to help us deal with stress, overwhelming emotions, and anxiety, but...