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Pandemic-induced Hopelessness?

As the pandemic continues beyond what was thought of at the start as a temporary timeout from normal activities, being able to stay motivated, positive, and optimistic has become ever more difficult.  In fact, maintaining the will power to remain positive, goal-driven, and cheery is downright impossible.  My own experience and the remarks of those …

Toolkit for the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Being a senior registered psychologist with close to 35 years of private practice experience,  I currently spend 6 to 7 hours a day on Zoom or in telephone meetings with clients.  The remote work is much more demanding than in-person sessions as people’s reactions are difficult to read and it requires a strain of attention …

What script are you living?

Pam is 32 years old.  Ever since she can remember, her mother called her “meek” and “plain”.  She recollects as a child feeling isolated and lonely at school.  She will tell you that she has walked through life feeling inferior, weak and broken.  Yet, if you knew her, you would say that she is attractive, …

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