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by Cali Werner, MA, LMSW

Successful athletes are driven and determined to perform to their greatest ability.

by Paul Greene, PhD

Valentine’s Day, Relationships and Depression

by Mitchell Greene, PhD

Most of us started out playing sports for fun. Practices and games were a chance to meet up with friends (old and new), to get away from our work-a-day lives, and take on an athletic challenge that got our hearts pumping and our endorphins firing.  

by Kama Jensen, MEd, LPCC

Did you know the inability to experience your emotions causes anxious sensations? But that does not mean it's part of an anxiety condition. 

by Eda Gorbis, PhD

What is OCD? OCD is composed of two components: obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are recurrent and persistent thoughts, impulses, or images. The thoughts, impulses, or images are not excessive worries about real-life problems.

by Ken Goodman, LCSW

It’s easy to feel unsettled when we hear unsettling news on television or social media, particularly when several events happen at once.

by Dave Carbonell, PhD

ADAA member Dave Carbonell, PhD wrote this blog post to accompany his new ADAA webinar. 

“The harder I try, the worst it gets!”

by Michelle Witkin, PhD

Sometimes parents who seek consultation with me about their child’s worries or fears are surprised to learn that the child has Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

“But she doesn’t wash her hands all the time…”

by Karen Cassiday, PhD

Let’s face it.  The holidays can be stressful for anyone with all of the expectations for joy, gift giving and getting together with family, friends and co-workers.

by Dominique Apollon, MA, LPC, NCC

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2016 alone, there were an estimated 7,277,000 police reported traffic accidents in the United States.

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