You’re Allowed to Leave

I recently came across this wonderful post on The Thought Catalog site. Every word in this writing resonated with my own personal and professional beliefs. I feel it’s worth sharing it here too. The post is written by someone else, and I fully credit that writer, but, as a mental health professional, I embrace fully […]

Getting to Self-Love and Acceptance

Loving and accepting others come naturally, yet giving the same attention to yourself is one of the most struggled with area for most people. We can accept little (or big) flaws in those who we love, then why are we so incredible hard and over-critical of ourselves? The societal norm of being your own worst […]

Ask The Therapist: Lonely in The City

  Q: I feel lonely and isolated despite living in a big city, how can I make new friends?  O., female, 27 year-old. A: Loneliness and social isolation is such a pressing topic, especially in big cities like New York. Despite having to live, work, commute and simply exist next to literally millions of people, many feel […]

Every Blackness Has a Silver Lining

Depression is such a debilitating mental health condition, it can literally penetrate every cell of your being, bring on immobility in both body and spirit, hopelessness and a constant chain of negative thoughts. People who struggle with depression, seem to be struggling with life itself, most of it seems meaningless as they see no way […]

Ask The Therapist: Saying Goodbye

Q: What are the best steps in getting over a relationship? P., male, 45 year-old. A: Getting over a relationship is one of the hardest things many people have to go through. As adults, we usually establish and then break several relationships before we finally find and settle with the “One”. A multitude of factors […]

Ask The Therapist: To Medicate or Not

Q: I don’t like taking any kinds of drugs, including psychotropics, is it always necessary to take medicine for psychiatric conditions or emotional distress?  L., female, 34 year-old A: That’s a great question and the one that’s probably asked the most as it encompasses the biggest fear of many clients “what if I become addicted, […]