By: Jonathan Pishner When circumstances are not good, especially now, it's easy to feel powerless. That powerlessness can be made worse by a surprising source: the information we take in, especially the news. Jonathan suggests some ways to take in information that will be less destructive and more beneficial to your mental health. [...]
By: Jonathan Pishner One of the hardest things in adverse circumstances is a sense of powerlessness because of losing our good circumstances. Replicating those as much as possible helps us to regain a sense of agency and empowerment. Jonathan shares some ways you can do this for yourself during this time of crisis. For [...]
By Jonathan Pishner With the pandemic we are experiencing, many people are struggling with how they can positively impact their mental health. In the first part of our series on this topic, Jonathan introduces reasonable expectations for your mental health and a beginning point for staying as healthy as possible.
By: Jonathan Pishner The current events that we are experiencing are unusual for most of us. It is easy to feel helpless, and this is bad for our mental health. Jonathan suggests some ways that you can reduce this feeling and help your mental health during these strange times. For more videos by [...]
By: Jonathan Pishner During our current circumstances, it's common to start getting Cabin Fever, the feelings of being pent up and constricted due to too much time indoors or idle. Jonathan suggests how to view this problem and some small changes that might help address it. For more videos by our counselors, check [...]
By: Jonathan Pishner Irrational negative beliefs cause negative emotions. Jonathan explains a particularly difficult belief to fight against: that we MUST dwell on the fear that something bad might happen. For more videos by our counselors, check out our YouTube Channel.
By: Jonathan Pishner Irrational negative beliefs cause negative emotions. Jonathan explains one of the most common thoughts, that we "MUST be thoroughly competent, adequate, and achieving in all ways", how it develops, and suggests a mindset shift to prevent feeling terrible. For more videos by our counselors, check out our YouTube Channel.
by: Jonathan Pishner To view the video version of this post, click here. Many people are confused about what they should expect from good counseling services. While counseling is becoming more common and accepted, the reality is that many people still have no idea how the process works. Couple that with the fact that [...]
By: Emily Reel Going away to college is one of the most exciting transitions that can happen in your life. The move from high school to college is symbolic, representing freedom, growth, and forward movement toward being an independent adult. Life at home was usually predictable; it was filled with the daily routine you’ve known [...]
By: Jonathan Pishner Many people fail to change their habits because there is usually a whole "stack" of habits hidden in everything you want to change. Jonathan explains how this works and how to make positive changes stick if you've struggled with this in the past. If you'd rather read the written article, click here.