Strategies of a Fellow Worrywart

Date: March 29, 2017

By Ariana Nelson You don’t have to be a therapist to become an expert in your own mental health.  Ariana Nelson, one of PPI’s administrative […]

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DBT Post #1: The Power of Dialectic

Date: November 30, 2016

By Rachel Kornfield Becker, MSW, LSW “There are trivial truths and the great truths. The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false. The opposite […]

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Helpless? No...Powerless!

Date: October 25, 2016
By: Rachel Kornfield Becker

I have been feeling helpless recently. I hate feeling helpless. A person lies in a hospital bed, and I can’t change it. A family is […]

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And not being broken by the news

Date: November 4, 2016
By: Rachel Kornfield Becker

The news media increases anxiety according to McNaughton-cassill (2000). Most of us are probably not surprised by this. We’ve had the experience of reading a […]

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I am Enough

Date: October 4, 2016

A friend recently sent me this vídeo by British therapist Marisa Peer: I found it really moving and promptly took her advice to write “I […]

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Endings and Beginnings

Date: September 13, 2016

In his song “Famous Last Words,” Billy Joel sings, “These are the last words I have to say; that’s why they took so long to […]

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Living with Bipolar

Date: August 6, 2016

I was diagnosed with Bipolar in December 2010.  The previous three years had been a roller coaster that stalled my career and ruined some of […]

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Good-Enough Therapist

Date: July 23, 2016

I had a moment of revelation this morning as I was cleaning my toilet: I didn’t need to do things in my life perfectly – […]

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