Navigating the Mental Health System

I often hear laypeople with limited experience within the mental health system admit a level of confusion when it comes to who provides therapeutic services.  The aim of this blog is attempt clarify who provides therapeutic services and what type of services, in general, are provided by each. To start, I am a licensed psychologist in the state of New Jersey.  To become a licensed […]

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Anger Management

It is hard to reframe the word “anger” in a positive light, but evolutionary theory suggests that anger, to an extent, is an adaptive emotion. Anger is often defined as the emotion we feel when goal achievement is interrupted. The anger we feel serves as a motivator to once again achieve that goal. Think of an animal who is attempting to shield her young from […]

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