How To Treat Anxiety

Most of us have had experiences and periods of time where we have felt anxiety.  The anticipation of something we are dreading or looking forward to, the unease of a new situation, or the feeling of being not-quite-safe in an unfamiliar environment.  In a clinical mental health definition, an anxiety disorder is when the temporary Read More…

How To Choose A Therapist

The process of deciding to go to therapy is worthy of a blog post in itself.  There are estimates that a potential client will visit a website or listing of a therapist approximately 8 times before deciding to schedule. In the space between each website visit, there are stressors, relationships, circumstances, and difficulties that continue Read More…

How To Set Achievable Goals

Goals are a part of defining success.  Because the concept of success is so highly personal, goals are a better marker of success than comparison.  For example, a person whose goal it is to achieve work life balance, when compared to a person whose goal it is to climb the corporate ladder – if we Read More…

Maintaining Friendship Through Life Stages

“My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.” – Henry Ford. Friendships, a foundational marker of health and wellness, can be hard to define and quantify.  These relationships, forged through commonalities and shared experiences, are not biological links – yet they shape our lives in powerful ways.  Some friends may Read More…

All About Grief and Bereavement

One of the things Therapy Hive is known for is our high quality, interactive, and free continuing education series.  In a few short weeks, Therapy Hive member Bryna Talamantez, LMFT, will be presenting on Grief Across the Lifespan.  This topic is incredibly valuable, as grief is a near universal experience, an inevitable part of being Read More…

Can You Make Your Child Smarter?

At this point, you’ve likely heard the scandal involving celebrities and others in elite class involved in a college admission process that fabricated test scores and extracurriculars to get unaware offspring into programs and schools they might not otherwise have been offered admission into.  While enough has been reported on this scandal, there is a Read More…

How To Help Kids Feel Safe At School

The task of being a school aged child is difficult.  Each academic year brings increasing challenges, expectations to stretch and learn and grow, social dynamics, and all of the developmental tasks that are included in child and adolescent development.  Increasingly, feeling safe at school has been added to the stressors that kids face.  In addition Read More…

Anxiety: What’s The Worst That Could Happen?

Of the mental health difficulties and struggles that Americans cope with, anxiety is the most prevalent.  Anxiety disorders impact almost 20% of us, while the experience of being anxious, ruminative, or frightened is an almost universal feeling.  Almost half of those diagnosed with an anxiety disorder also have a co-occurring depression disorder, and those that Read More…

When Perfectionism Hurts

Our society is built upon a drive towards the best.  We strive, we compete, and we strive some more.  This ambition and striving is often celebrated, yet the consequences correlate with depression, anxiety, and mental health difficulties.  Perfectionism is the flip side to this striving, the outcome of holding impossibly high standards.  It may seem counter Read More…

The Replication Crisis, and What It Means

Have you heard about the crisis?  It sounds dire, right?  The crisis is the replication crisis, meaning that previously accepted psychological studies are unable to be replicated.  What does this mean for the results and conclusions previously accepted as true?  What does this mean for the field of psychology?  Do we know anything about humans, Read More…