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new-therapist
Transitioning to a new therapist may feel intimidating. You now have to establish a level of trust and comfort with a person you’re not yet familiar with. Whether you’re moving to a new city or your former therapist is no longer available, there are some steps that will make the transition easier. Read on to
when-marriage-counseling
When is the right time to get marriage counseling, and is it right for us? This is something you may ask while looking for solutions in your relationship. Let’s take a closer look at how marriage counseling works so you can decide if it’s a good fit for you. The Goals of Marriage Counseling The

Moving from Dread to Motivation

By UB therapist Michael Maloney, LCPC So many of us are looking for more ways to be motivated.  Maybe we don’t feel like he have our act together. Maybe we aren’t getting to the gym enough or cut out a certain behavior that we don’t want anymore.  We want motivation because it is the mysterious
social-media-scroll
You’re on your phone, scrolling through your feed, and suddenly an hour has gone by. How did this happen? How did a five-minute Facebook check turn into a 60-minute mind number? The fact is that it is far too easy to fall into the social media scroll. Those minutes spent aimlessly clicking through apps take
By UB staff therapist Michael Maloney, LCPC The Identified Patient.  What does that mean? To quote Wikipedia the Identified Patient is “a term used in a clinical setting to describe the person in a dysfunctional family who has been unconsciously selected to act out the family’s inner conflicts as a diversion.”  The term helps explain
russian-doll
Netflix has persistently produced shows that tackle today’s mental health issues. Black Mirror portrays the dangers of social media addiction; Maniac reveals the importance of therapy as opposed to ‘alternative’ recovery methods. Now the platform has a new victory to add to its list – an eight episode mini-series called Russian Doll. SPOILER ALERT: This
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