Perspective-taking in relationships

How to Manage Feelings With Perspective-Taking

The way you look at things — your perspective — has a lot to do with your mental health and happiness. Abraham Lincoln said, “Most people are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” That says something about the power of perspective-taking. But do we really haveRead More

radical acceptance

Radical Acceptance: An Underrated Source of Wellbeing and Growth

Radical acceptance is the ability to fully open yourself to your experience. Radical acceptance allows you to recognize what hurts, no matter what it is — and comfort that hurt. The radical part of radical acceptance is the openness to face all truths completely – even unwanted ones. Acceptance means allowingRead More

A favorite grounding technique at Mount Vernon Therapy

This Grounding Technique Can Help You Feel In Control of Your Life

When people come into my office, often they’re highly stressed. Some are even bouncing with anxiety because too many things feel out of their control. Grounding techniques help you shift energy so you can focus on what you can control. They are upset with a situation at work or atRead More

how to keep love alive

How to Keep Love Growing in a Relationship (2019)

“Love has a kind of magic. It’s able to do amazing things.”  That’s what researcher Dr. John Gottman said about great friendships and love relationships, in a TEDx talk.  Social science tells us, those who enjoy healthy friendships and love also enjoy: Greater physical health Greater mental health Greater wealthRead More

getting your teen into therapy

How to Get a Resistant Teen Into Therapy

You may have decided to get your teen into counseling because an issue has you concerned. Signs your teen may need therapy include: Your teen’s life seems full of anxiety or stress. You’re worried about how much time they spend online or gaming. You’re fighting all the time. You mayRead More