Category: therapy

“Help! My Anxiety Is Out of Control…”

  A 5-Step Process for Calming Your Anxious Mind (Mp3 recording)     *The “If you’re at work and forgot your ear buds” version 😉 : A common subject of email I receive is along the lines of, “Help! My anxiety is out of control. I don’t know what to do to stop worrying. Can […]

The Headshrinker’s Guide to Writing for HuffPost and Psychology Today

  “Do not let us despise the word. After all it is a powerful instrument; it is the means by which we convey our feelings to one another, our method of influencing other people. Words can do unspeakable good and cause terrible wounds.”—Sigmund Freud A privilege and perk of being a psychotherapist is promoting the […]

Wired for Happy’s Most Popular Posts

A special note of gratitude to all of you who continue to make Wired for Happy an inspirational and insightful place to share mental health tips. We still have a long way to go toward ending the stigma of mental illness, but I assure you each time you practice healthy mental health habits, you’re doing […]

52 Important Mental Health Questions To Ask Yourself As 2016 Draws To A Close

1. What were the best experiences you had this year? 2. When were you the most happy? 3. What people, situations or events caused you to feel sad or depressed? 4. What were the most important things you made happen this year? 5. Did any activities lead to new relationships, partnerships or opportunities? 6. What […]

The Worst Kind of Anxiety (and what to do about it)

Imagine you’re going about your day, a bit frazzled—because let’s face it, you’ve always been anxiety sensitive—when you suddenly fear that you’ll contaminate your family with an incurable disease if you touch them. Or you’re driving to work and out of the blue you have a panic attack on the freeway. You hastily pull to […]

Common Reasons We Go to Therapy

Learning to trust ourselves to solve our own problems is one of our greatest gifts to ourselves. And it’s the essence of therapy, really. Having a supportive, non-judgmental guide is great, and all, but during our darkest days we have to figure out life for ourselves. Because when it comes to mental health, we all […]

ï»żThe Top 100 Mental Health Resources Online

Honoring mental health for all, I offer my voice to #StopSuicide. As a psychotherapist, I proudly wave my professional flag to support the cause. And the struggle is real… Besides treating anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, and anger management, et cetera, mental health clinicians provide adjunct resources to support the therapeutic relationship outside the 50-minute […]

When Anger and Anxiety Are In Bed Together

“Anger, in general, is healthy. Just like sadness or happiness, it’s a normal emotion. Where people get into trouble is when anger becomes a behavior that is physically, verbally or emotionally inappropriate.” —Carole D. Stovall As a psychotherapist it’s sometimes difficult to convey the connection between anger and anxiety in my sleep-deprived, nervous clients. That’s […]

21 Quick Tips to Change Your Anxiety Forever (Free audio Mp3)

Welcome to another resource containing sure-fire tips to calm your anxious mind. You can thank a lovely member of the Team Happy crew for this one (sometimes you just gotta ask for what you want in life 🙂 ). I love creating portable, mobile meditations, tutorials and recordings to support emotional wellness and mental health. […]

7 Powerful Steps to Overcome Depression Without Medication

  There is no health without mental health. In the past decade, depression rates have escalated, and one in four Americans will suffer from major depression at one time in their lives. As a psychotherapist in the trenches with many a depressed client over the years, I am happy to say that depression does not have […]

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