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Making the Most of Online Therapy During Covid-19

2020-07-01T16:32:55+00:00

I enjoy collaborating with other providers, since I think we learn so much through meaningful connection. I co-wrote this post with the wonderful Dr. Christine Chang. Learn more about her below. ---- The impact of the pandemic has been very palpable. During this stressful time, we may realize we need support and also notice that there might be barriers and ambivalence to getting and maintaining professional help. For example, we might have concerns about using [...]

Making the Most of Online Therapy During Covid-192020-07-01T16:32:55+00:00

Systems of Oppression: Noticing, Dismantling, And Rebuilding

2020-06-09T15:00:32+00:00

Changing patterns take time, investment, awareness, and action. These same themes are essential for individuals, organizations, societies, and nations. If we wish to shift systems of oppression that perpetuate inequality within ourselves as well as within spaces that are important to us, we need to remember to offer time, investment, awareness and action. For those of us born into families and places that did not encourage awareness of systemic oppression, we might need to dig [...]

Systems of Oppression: Noticing, Dismantling, And Rebuilding2020-06-09T15:00:32+00:00

4 Concepts to Help you Adjust to Your New Normal

2020-07-01T16:56:03+00:00

Being a New York City-based psychologist during the time of COVID-19 has highlighted the extent of adjusting, shifting, grieving, and healing we’ve all had to do. I’ve had to lean into my knowledge about trauma, burnout, grief, and compassion in a different way than before because the psychological impact has been real for everyone involved. During this time, we might need reminders that help us adjust and grow with kindness and thoughtfulness. Here are a [...]

4 Concepts to Help you Adjust to Your New Normal2020-07-01T16:56:03+00:00

Cultivating A Gratitude Practice

2020-04-27T19:12:31+00:00

In the midst of the fear and panic of COVID-19, it feels so important to find gentle and realistic ways to protect our physical and mental health. A gratitude practice can be one way we ground ourselves, deepen our perspective, and validate the complexity of our experience. Here's a post on how we can cultivate this practice in a more authentic and gentle way. What Is Gratitude? I define gratitude as a practice of making [...]

Cultivating A Gratitude Practice2020-04-27T19:12:31+00:00

Work From Home Burnout Prevention Tips

2020-05-01T18:46:41+00:00

The COVID-19 pandemic can really and understandably bring up a lot of stress. Fears about losing control can come up, and we might, in an effort to feel more grounded, look for ways to regain that control and agency. Sometimes though, we can lean into patterns that can be less healthy for us. One (unhealthier) way we might try to regain control is by throwing ourselves into work, when we either do not need to [...]

Work From Home Burnout Prevention Tips2020-05-01T18:46:41+00:00

How to Offer Kindness To Ourselves During Tough Times

2020-04-27T19:16:15+00:00

January can be a powerful month for many of us. It's a time of reflection, action, and creativity. Sometimes though that reflective process can get out of hand! We might notice all the ways things did not go according to plan or the ways we didn't show up the way we wished. We might even then start criticizing ourselves which can zap our self-worth and motivation. If you've ever wondered "why do I do this?," [...]

How to Offer Kindness To Ourselves During Tough Times2020-04-27T19:16:15+00:00

Why We Don’t Listen to Ourselves and What to Do About It

2019-10-28T16:32:27+00:00

  Margarita Tartakovsky,  an associate editor at PsychCentral reached out to me with these thought provoking questions about the barriers to listening to ourselves, and how we can shift this pattern. Here are her questions with my responses, which I hope help you in your journey in reconnecting with yourself! Q1: Why do so many of us not listen to ourselves?  It was at least slightly adaptive to not listen ourselves in the past: I [...]

Why We Don’t Listen to Ourselves and What to Do About It2019-10-28T16:32:27+00:00

Shifting The Perfectionism Pattern: South Asian edition

2019-09-23T16:54:17+00:00

How perfectionism holds the South Asian diaspora back, and what we can do to break free Perfectionism in the South Asian diaspora is a real thing. As a community, we value survival and stability so much that we place a lot of pressure to make sure we do our best to get ahead. Sometimes the mindsets we develop and teach down generations can have drawbacks in the long-run. One of these mindsets is a perfectionistic [...]

Shifting The Perfectionism Pattern: South Asian edition2019-09-23T16:54:17+00:00

Burnout Recovery & Prevention

2020-01-21T16:50:02+00:00

Burnout is usually a slow and gradual process – one that tends to rob people of their passion, their motivation, and energy, leaving them instead with feelings of exhaustion, disillusionment, and frustration. But as overwhelming as burnout can feel, recovering is possible. Here are tips to help you recover if you’re experiencing burnout. These tips can also be really helpful to implement to prevent burnout. 1. Strengthen your mindset When helping individuals recover from burnout, I highly [...]

Burnout Recovery & Prevention2020-01-21T16:50:02+00:00

Finding a Culturally Competent Therapist

2019-07-02T22:23:53+00:00

FAQs and Tips As you search for the right therapist, you might realize you want to work with someone who gets you. You might want to find a therapist who is familiar with your cultural background and experiences. Here are some FAQs and tips on how to look for a therapist who can provide culturally competent care. Does my therapist need to look like or identify similarly as me to provide culturally competent care? You [...]

Finding a Culturally Competent Therapist2019-07-02T22:23:53+00:00