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Understanding Person-Centered Therapy 

by Amy Vigliotti, Ph.D

Person-centered therapy, interchangeably known as client-centered or Rogerian therapy, is rooted in the fundamental belief that individuals inherently possess the capacity for self-actualization and personal growth. A SelfWorks therapist, such as Taylor Ashe, is tasked with creating a nurturing and empathetic environment

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Why People-Pleasing Isn’t Pleasing Anyone

When you hear the term people-pleaser, what comes to mind? Your friend who puts other people’s wants and needs before their own? A colleague who has trouble saying no while appearing overextended? Perhaps you thought of yourself, bending over backward.

The Hidden Benefits of Working with Pre-Licensed Therapists

The Hidden Benefits of Working with Pre-Licensed Therapists

These days, the process of finding a therapist is like speed dating: you’re usually interviewing several different people at a time, and even when you do click with someone, you’re never 100% sure they’re going to be a good match.

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The Adolescent Mental Health Crisis
Teens are hurting. One therapist’s ideas to help our teens deal productively.

by Megan Lothian, LCSW

The overlap of chronic medical illness, access and equity within healthcare, and traumatic experience have all been top of mind as a psychotherapist. Especially as we are coming off of Mental Health…

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When Good Enough Is More Than Enough
How to let go of perfectionism.

by Amy Vigliotti, Ph.D

A healthy perfectionist is a mythical creature, like a mermaid or a unicorn. While perfectionists are often hard workers…

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Is it really “all in my head”?
Exploring the impact and overlap of gaslighting, unconscious bias, trauma, and healthcare disparities on women’s experiences in medical spaces

by Megan Lothian, LCSW

The overlap of chronic medical illness, access and equity within healthcare, and traumatic experience have all been top of mind as a psychotherapist. Especially as we are coming off of Mental Health…

How to Support Children at the Start of This School Year Five strategies for success.

How to Support Children at the Start of This School Year
Five strategies for success.

In September of 2020, a patient told me about a dream. In it, he sat alone on the floor of an empty room and felt the urge to blow his nose. When he did, matchsticks came out. Hundreds of them. It didn’t hurt, he assured me, and it wasn’t gross. He was just… sneezing matchsticks.

What comes after a pandemic?

What comes after a pandemic?
Learning how to let go of “going back to normal” and face the future

by Lily Nussbaum, MHC-LP

In September of 2020, a patient told me about a dream. In it, he sat alone on the floor of an empty room and felt the urge to blow his nose. When he did, matchsticks came out. Hundreds of them. It didn’t hurt, he assured me, and it wasn’t gross. He was just… sneezing matchsticks.

Staying Calm During COVID-19

Staying Calm During COVID-19

by Amy Vigliotti, Ph.D

How to rebalance your life in an unbalanced time. Originally published on Psychology Today Co-authored by Khadega Wzaky In uncertain times, you can find yourself on edge, tense and nervous about the future. However, we all have internal and social resources to get through this challenging time. You are far more resilient than you give yourself credit for. Moreover, the human spirit can be incredibly kind and generous, so even with social distancing we can feel the support from one another! With increasing concern about the coronavirus, we have seen and will continue to see a variety of responses. While …

Supporting Your Child's Social-Emotional Growth

Supporting Your Child’s Social-Emotional Growth

by Amy Vigliotti, Ph.D

Think of that special doorway in your home where you have marked the inches of your child’s growth. You and your child delight every time the pencil marks confirm how big and strong your child is getting! But how might you get your child as excited about their social-emotional growth? And how on earth would you measure that? Here are some simple strategies that you can adopt into your daily routine: Use emotion words in your daily language. Beginning in infancy, your child is learning from your behavior. Babies first become aware of their emotion states through a natural social …

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