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    I often hear people point out someone else’s behavior as “toxic,” but I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone say, “My behavior is ...

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    Mental Illness Is Exhausting

    One of the most challenging things about mental illness is that it’s so draining. It’s like working two jobs, but unfortunately most ...

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    How to Quiet Your Inner Critic

    Do you have an inside voice telling you that you’re a terrible person, that you’re sure to fail, or that you’ll never amount to ...

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    How to Harness Your Anxiety

    Countless people are looking for effective ways to lower their anxiety, especially when it reaches crippling levels as in frequent ...

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    How to Manage Your Strong Emotions

    Some strong emotions are enjoyable, but some can knock us off balance. Becoming overwhelmed with emotions may lead to unhealthy ...

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    8 Signs That Alcohol May Have Too Much Power in Your Life

    "I don’t think I’m an alcoholic." I hear this statement a lot in my therapy office as patients discuss their pattern of drinking ...

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    Tidying Up? Why It's Harder Than 'Does This Spark Joy?'

    We accumulate a lot of things in the course of our lives. Some of it we need, some of it we don’t. Collecting objects and loving ...

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    How to (Finally) Break That Bad Habit

    Some habits may be hard to break, but the problem may not be the habit itself but how you’re trying to break it. Not all approaches are …

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    How to Make a Change That Will Last

    It’s a lot easier to start a positive change than it is to stick with it. That’s why your gym is packed in January, and then by February ...

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    The One Thing You Need to Change First

    As the year draws to an end, you’ll probably take stock of how you did. Did you lose those 10 pounds, start a meditation practice, meet ...

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  • Susan J. O’Grady

    Susan J. O'Grady, PhD

    Dr. Susan J. O’Grady is a clinical psychologist in the San Francisco Bay Area providing psychotherapy and consultation for adults, couples, and teenagers. She has advanced training in marriage counseling and sex therapy and is credentialed in mindfulness-based interventions focusing on anxiety, depression, sleep problems, and emotional balance. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. O’Grady writes on topics related to the psychology of living well at www.drsusanogrady.com

  • Seth J. Gillihan

    Seth J. Gillihan, PhD

    Seth J. Gillihan, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and clinical assistant professor of psychology in the Psychiatry Department at the University of Pennsylvania. He is co-author with Janet Singer of Overcoming OCD: A Journey to Recovery and author of Retrain Your Brain: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in 7 Weeks and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple. Dr. Gillihan maintains a private practice in Haverford, PA, where he specializes in treating OCD, depression, anxiety, and insomnia.

  • Saundra Jain

    Saundra Jain, MA, PsyD, LPC

    Saundra Jain, MA, PsyD, LPC is a psychotherapist and Adjunct Clinical Affiliate of the School of Nursing at The University of Texas at Austin. She maintains a private practice focused on both wellness and a variety of mental health disorders. She is recognized both nationally and internationally for her work in wellness. Dr. Jain's most recent publication is a workbook entitled WILD 5 Wellness Ancient Practices for Modern Times: A Prescriptive & Proven 90-Day Mental Wellness Program.