Psychology Insights from Behavioral Psych Center

What The Heck is a Dialectic?

What the Heck is a Dialectic? By Avery Carmichael, BPS Social Work Intern Undergirding all that is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is the eponymous concept of dialectics. I will start by saying, in full transparency, that the term ‘dialectic’ is an...

Understanding Executive Functioning

Understanding Executive Functioning

By: Dr. Nikita Patel, Psy.D. Do you find yourself putting off errands or tasks unless there is an immediate deadline? Is it difficult for you to organize your thoughts and clearly explain them to someone else? Time management and organization are examples of executive...

Enhancing the Parent-Child Relationships with PRIDE

Enhancing the Parent-Child Relationships with PRIDE

By: Dr. Emily Nichols, Psy.D. Have you ever found yourself giving your child the same direction multiple times to no avail? Do you find yourself getting into power struggles with your teen more often than you would like? It’s no secret that these negative interactions...

Back To Your Future

Back To Your Future

By: Michelle Bottone, LMFT The pandemic has been a lengthy period of uncertainty which can cause increased stressors in many areas of our lives. Given the CDC guidelines and in order to interact with others, most of us have been relegated to socializing via technology...

Managing Family Dynamics by Walking the Middle Path

Managing Family Dynamics by Walking the Middle Path

By: Michelle Bottone, LMFT It has been nearly a year since many of us have been working remotely along with our children who must also learn remotely in the same environment. It was difficult to navigate both work and family obligations pre-COVID 19. Given the current...

The Myth of Motivation & How to Stay Productive

The Myth of Motivation & How to Stay Productive

By: Laura Miller, LMSW “Ugh, but I’m just not in the mood to do that right now!” Sound familiar? Perhaps you’ve heard something like it from a loved one or caught yourself thinking similarly prior to starting a difficult or unpleasant task.  It’s natural and common...

Surviving Winter Skillfully

Surviving Winter Skillfully

By: Laura Miller, LMSW Winter is here and for the time being also here to stay. Freezing cold temperatures and brutal winter storms have swept through the country over the past couple of months. Most recently, winter weather caused unprecedented devastation in areas...

Understanding Trauma

Understanding Trauma

By: Laura Miller, LMSW Previous blog posts, Understanding Anxiety and Understanding Depression, both discussed the significant impact that the coronavirus pandemic has had on mental health. For months, society has been faced with unparalleled levels of uncertainty,...

Understanding Depression

Understanding Depression

By Laura Miller, LMSW In a recent blog, Understanding Anxiety, we discussed the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on mental health. In fact, since the pandemic began, the number of adults who reported symptoms of anxiety more than tripled in comparison to the number...

Understanding Anxiety

Understanding Anxiety

By: Laura Miller, LMSW There’s no question that 2020 has been a year of significant and unrelenting challenges. Across the globe, individuals have been tasked with managing financial crises, flexibly adapting to virtual learning and or employment, monitoring and...

A Mindful Holiday Season

A Mindful Holiday Season

By: Laura Miller, LMSW With the start of the holiday season among us, you may be experiencing an increased sense of excitement and energy. However, you may also be feeling the pressure to make it “the most wonderful time of the year” and have a growing to-do list of...

A Parent’s Guide to Social Media Consumption

A Parent’s Guide to Social Media Consumption

By: Laura Miller, LMSW In a recent blog, we discussed the effects of media overconsumption, sharing that overconsumption can lead to both increased stress and sadness. Equally important, are research findings that a majority of adolescents receive their news from...