February 23, 2022

Why young brains are especially vulnerable to social media

The science behind why apps like TikTok, Instagram, and Snapchat impact your child’s brain in a different way than your adult brain. Starting around age 10, children’s brains undergo a fundamental shift that spurs them to seek social rewards, including attention and approval from their […]
November 1, 2021

You Be You: Affirmations for Teens:Daily Motivation to Boost Self-Confidence and Feel Empowered

Joy Hartman has another book coming out soon! You Be You, Affirmations for Teens will boost your teens positive thinking through affirmations, and provide inspiring anecdotes and wise words from role models to help them navigate life’s complicated emotions. This book would make an excellent […]
February 22, 2021

The Power of Habits Part 2: Leaving Habits Behind

by GoodTherapy Most of us have experience with trying to quit bad habits. We want to grow, and bad certain habits can stand in our way. We know the struggle of quitting bad habits – it is not always easy to choose to engage in that […]
January 25, 2021

The Power of Habits Part 1: How Habits Can Be Helpful

Ah, January. It’s the time of year when we’re more likely to think about habits. We all have habits, good or bad. Some of us might find ourselves biting our nails, smoking, doomscrolling, or drinking too much coffee. We might also have habits of sleeping well, […]
December 22, 2020

Holiday Family Gatherings During COVID-19

by GoodTherapy Family gatherings during COVID-19 are going to look different than any other year. Americans are used to gathering around the table throughout the holidays with our entire family and celebrating one another and our traditions. The unfortunate reality of the pandemic means that […]
November 22, 2020

Raising your spirits as the temperature drops

This will be a winter unlike any other we have experienced. For those who already dislike winter, adding a pandemic to the mix can feel burdensome. As with any adverse experience, the healthiest way to approach it is to recognize and alter patterns that haven’t worked well […]