Blog Archive

Therapy Going Digital Mar 21st, 2020

While so much focus has been put on our physical health lately, it’s even more critical we don’t put our mental health on the backburner. The current limitations of social isolating are not ideal for many therapy seekers, however, it should not be an excuse to push mental health to...

11 Activities that Help Promote Mental Wellbeing During COVID-19 Mar 19th, 2020

With the recent outbreak of COVID-19 across the world, for many of us, life looks very different. Here in NYC, all public schools are closed, the subways are as empty as they have ever been, restaurants are take-out only, and many of us are doing our civic duty by staying...

Couples Who Communicate Well Can Find Happiness — Couples Counseling Can Get You There Mar 16th, 2020

Maintaining a healthy, happy relationship involves good communication, but sometimes couples can struggle to be both heard and understood. The therapy team at Thriving Mind Psychology is highly skilled in working with couples who want to enhance their partnership and find equal footing when it comes to communication. They offer...

Mental Health in the LGBTQ+ Community Mar 10th, 2020

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." — Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist, and philosopher The Relationship Between the LGBTQ Community and Poor Mental Health Dealing with everything from discrimination to violence, members of the LGBTQ+ community tend...

How Gaslighting Can Burn Down a Relationship Feb 28th, 2020

Gaslighting and How it Affects Relationships "I don't remember saying that. You're getting confused." "Stop being sensitive." "You always make a big deal out of everything." Do these comments sound familiar? If they do, there is a chance you are a victim of gaslighting. When compared to other forms of...

How Exercise Affects Mental Health Feb 26th, 2020

What Happens to Your Mood when you Exercise? When someone exercises the brain is stimulated into releasing chemicals into the bloodstream that improve mood. These feel-good chemicals are known as endorphins. They relax the body and improve self-esteem and mood. Regular exercise is an easy way to give your mental...

The Importance of Self-Confidence Feb 17th, 2020

Self-confidence is a vital part of maintaining your physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness. However, there are many factors that can interfere with your ability to recognize your self-worth. At Thriving Mind Psychology, the compassionate mental health specialists offer integrative services that can help renew your self-esteem and assist you in...

Is Fear of Flying Keeping You Grounded? We Can Help Jan 13th, 2020

Fear of flying, or aviophobia, is estimated to affect up to 40% of the population at some level or another. Some people only have mild generalized anxiety around the idea of getting on a plane and surrendering control, while others have a clinical phobia that renders them almost completely incapable...

Why Women are More Prone to Depression and Anxiety and What You Can Do About It Dec 4th, 2019

When it comes to mental health issues, namely major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder, women outpace men by approximately two to one. The reasons behind this gender gap stem from many influences, including hormonal, emotional, and societal differences. At Thriving Mind Psychology, our team of compassionate and experienced mental...

Living With OCD Oct 24th, 2019

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is very common. According to the American Psychiatric Association, more than two million people are diagnosed with a form of OCD every year. The condition is characterized by obsessive thoughts and behaviors that are all-consuming and disrupt a person’s quality of life.  Whether it’s compulsive cleaning...

Blue Light and Sleep Oct 18th, 2019

In this day and age, many of us are familiar with the concept of blue light, and that exposure to blue light can negatively impact our sleep. But how, exactly, does this happen?  Today, many professions require us to be on our computers for a good part of the day,...

When Adult ADHD Goes Undiagnosed and Untreated Oct 1st, 2019

While many children with ADHD are diagnosed and treated with medication and/or behavioral therapies, many adults have never benefited from diagnosis and treatment. If this applies to you, you might feel lost, misunderstood, and have poor self-esteem. It’s not your fault, and there is a path forward for adults with...

Just Do It Sep 26th, 2019

When partners stop being physically intimate, the tone of the relationship begins to shift. There frequently is a misconception that lack of sex is a consequence of emotional wounds and relational concerns that accrued over a period of time. However, this perspective may very well be prolonging experienced unhappiness and emotional...

How Sleep Affects Overall Functioning Sep 20th, 2019

We’ve all been there. Waking up after a poor nights sleep and having to go through the motions of a normal day. It happens to the best of us and it can make our weeks a lot more difficult than they already are. As much as we feel the short-term...

How Diet Affects Mental Health Sep 12th, 2019

Eating a balanced diet rich in vegetables and nutrients may be associated with better overall mental health and feelings of wellbeing. Just as we demonstrated in ‘Let’s Start With Sleep’ how getting enough rest is crucial for a healthy body and mind, a well-balanced diet is just as important in helping brain...

4 Drug-Free Treatments for Anxiety Sep 6th, 2019

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health issues Americans face. Chalk it up to demanding expectations, intense competition to succeed, constant social media presence, or exposure to traumatic events, but whatever the cause, it’s real, and it disrupts normal lifestyles and relationships.  If you constantly feel anxious, you...

Can't Sleep? Studies Show Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is Highly Effective Aug 21st, 2019

Insomnia can be a frustrating and life-altering issue to manage — and up to 25% of Americans report problems with insomnia in any given year, 10% of whom struggle with chronic sleep issues that affect their daytime function. Rather than dealing with sleeping pills, which can leave you groggy and...

Mindful Swiping Aug 1st, 2019

With more and more dating sites and unlimited opportunities to meet someone on-the-go, the whole situation can feel a little overwhelming, even exhausting. Why did you just swipe right on that guy with the awkward shirtless mirror selfie? Or swipe right on the girl who has the bio filled with...

Find the Motivation to Start Doing Aug 1st, 2019

What drives you? What are the things that push you to behave in positive ways even when you don’t feel like it? The things in your life that get you going, even when lethargy, anxiety, sadness, and overall discomfort arise? Look, we all do things that we don’t feel like doing. Do...

It's Not About You Aug 1st, 2019

Your partner wanting, and making, a decision to have a fulfilling experience, whether it be with friends after work or a jog alone, is not a rejection of you—unless it is. When we get into relationships there is a tendency to assume that because you chose each other as life...

Let's Start With Sleep Aug 1st, 2019

As you may already know, receiving enough sleep is one of the building blocks to maintaining a healthy body and mind. In today’s world, there are unlimited roadblocks that can get in the way of receiving the amount of sleep that is right for us, such as technology, busy schedules,...