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Fall Semester Anxiety? You’re Not Alone

by Aspasia Hotzoglou P.h.D

Fall Semester Anxiety? You’re Not Alone. By Aspasia Hotzoglou, P.h.D. A few months ago it might have been hard to imagine that your semester would include home or dorm quarantines, new campus rules, masks, and social distancing. But now that you are here, there are ways to make the most of this semester. Whether your … Read more

Coping with Distanced Learning During COVID-19

by Aspasia Hotzoglou, Ph.D.

Coping with Distanced Learning During COVID-19 By Aspasia Hotzoglou, P.h.D. You may be excited about no longer needing to walk to your chemistry class if your semester is being completed online. However, distance learning is not easy and for many students feels very different than being in a lecture hall. If you are distance learning … Read more

Coping with Anger During COVID19

by Aspasia Hotzoglou P.h.D

Coping with Anger During COVID19 By Aspasia Hotzoglou, P.h.D. Covid-19 has changed our lives in ways we could not have imagined a few months ago. Tasks that once seemed easy like traveling, getting groceries, or taking a walk are now more difficult and can lead to irritation. While it is normal and expected to notice … Read more

Tips for Managing Alcohol Use During the COVID 19 Pandemic.

by Graham Reynolds, Ph.D.

Coping With Alcohol Use During the COVID-19 Pandemic By Graham Reynolds, Ph.D. Many of us are adjusting to changes in our daily lives as the Coronavirus pandemic continues across the world. Rates of depression and anxiety have increased, and identifying helpful coping strategies has been challenging. One maladaptive strategy is drinking alcohol in order to … Read more

Sudden Loss and Grief

by Laura Oliff, Ph.D.

Sudden Loss and Grief By Laura Oliff, Ph.D. In this time of Covid 19 no one is left untouched by loss and grief either because they have lost a loved one themselves or because someone they know has. There are no definitive stages or time frames for grieving and no absolutes. Grief is emotional, not intellectual, … Read more

Tips for Parents During Social Distancing and Isolation

by Graham Reynolds, Ph.D.

Tips for Parents During Social Distancing and Isolation By Graham Reynolds, Ph.D. Many of us are experiencing significant changes now that most Americans are under orders to stay home as much as possible. Schools have been closed and are now switching to online learning programs, leaving many parents to juggle work, parenting, and now teaching … Read more

Positive Psychology and Resilience in the Time of COVID-19

by Susan Trachtenberg Paula Ph.D.

Positive Psychology and Resilience in the Time of COVID-19 By Susan Paula, Ph.D.        These are difficult times. In this time of COVID-19, perhaps you’re dealing with distressing uncertainty, the illness of a loved one, financial difficulties, or the fallout from social isolation. The American Psychological Association defines resilience as the process of … Read more

Rest and Relaxation

by Kathleen Taylor, Ph.D.

Rest and Relaxation By Kathleen Taylor, Ph.D. Stress and anxiety take a lot of energy. The same process that prepares your body to fight off an enemy is also very active when you are feeling stressed or anxious. The longer you feel stress, the more energy you are using and the less time your body … Read more

Tips for Pregnant or Postpartum Parents during the COVID-19 Pandemic

by Heather Glubo, Ph.D.

Tips for Pregnant or Postpartum Parents during the COVID-19 Pandemic By Heather Glubo, Ph.D. Director of Behavioral Medicine Did you know that mental health disorders are among the most common complications following childbirth? Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) can affect up to 20% of mothers and up to 10% of partners during the first … Read more

Coping with Loneliness

by Aspasia Hotzolgou, Ph.D.

Coping with Loneliness By Aspasia Hotzoglou, Ph.D. Feeling lonely is an experience that everyone has at some point in their life. Loneliness can occur when you do not feel understood by your friends and family. It can also occur if you do not perceive your relationships as satisfying. Loneliness can also come up if you … Read more

Anger Management: Taming your “inner beast”

by Kathleen Taylor, Ph.D.

Anger Management: Taming your “inner beast” By Kathleen Taylor, Ph.D. Imagine this: It’s a hot day, and you’re on a packed subway car after a long day at work. The person next to you keeps crowding you, bumps into you repeatedly, then spills their coffee all over your new jacket and doesn’t apologize. What do … Read more

Willingness: A Way to Accept Life’s Challenges

by Melissa Horowitz, Psy.D.

Willingness: A Way to Accept Life’s Challenges By Melissa Horowitz, Psy.D. When was the last time you were asked to accept something that you didn’t want to accept—for example, having a difficult conversation with your boss, staying late at work to finish a project, interacting with an angry spouse or parent, being single, having fertility … Read more

Home for the Holidays

by Laura Oliff, Ph.D.

Home for the Holidays By Laura Oliff, Ph.D. As so many of us prepare for this holiday season, oftentimes family gatherings are not as enjoyable as we would like them to be. All families have their share of disagreements and strained relationships but following a few simple guidelines could help make your holiday a lot … Read more

Dieting Dilemmas: Dichotomous Thinking

by Melissa Horowitz, Psy.D.

Dieting Dilemmas: Dichotomous Thinking By Melissa Horowitz, PsyD Why is it that whenever we try to lose weight, we can’t help but think about and crave foods that weight-loss experts discourage us from eating, such as french-fries, ice cream, pizza, and potato chips? The answer is that it’s hard to avoid eating foods that we … Read more

Weight Loss Tips

by Melissa Horowitz, Psy.D.

Weight Loss Tips By Melissa Horowitz, Psy.D. According to a CDC study, more than two-thirds of Americans are trying to lose, or maintain their current, weight. Unfortunately many seemingly effective weight loss plans fail. This may trigger feelings of depression, embarrassment, shame, and -over time- diminished motivation. With the vast array of weight loss methods … Read more