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Self-compassion

Work with What’s Right in Front of You

Work with What’s Right in Front of You

The mind of an anxious and/or depressed person tends to do an overly efficient job by thinking of all the things that have gone wrong (or could go wrong), in order to keep you safe. Left unattended, the thinking mind is constantly surveying the landscape, creating negative narratives or fueling existing negative beliefs about the self and others, and demanding that you pay undivided attention to its incessant chatter.

Please note: The opinions expressed are those of the individual therapist and not necessarily those of Citron Hennessey Private Therapy.
 Gay Pride, Individualism, and Change

Gay Pride, Individualism, and Change

What we’re constantly learning from the activism of the LGBTQ communities and researchers that are following their lead, is that there is no neat, binary system of gender identities. The more language we come up with to express the individualism of gender identity, for instance, the more individualism we espouse. 

Please note: The opinions expressed are those of the individual therapist and not necessarily those of Citron Hennessey Private Therapy.
Change for the Better

Change for the Better

Citron Hennessey is pleased to announce our new offices at 148 Madison Avenue. Sessions will commence June 1st.

Please note: The opinions expressed are those of the individual therapist and not necessarily those of Citron Hennessey Private Therapy.
Why Do We Love to Complain?

Why Do We Love to Complain?

The negative effects of complaining far outweigh the immediate gain of an inflated sense of self. As research shows, relentless complaining wreaks havoc on our health and wellbeing by physiologically changing our brain and amping up the stress hormone, cortisol, which is related to high blood pressure and stress.

Please note: The opinions expressed are those of the individual therapist and not necessarily those of Citron Hennessey Private Therapy.
Blame and Responsibility

Blame and Responsibility

Blame is an incredibly easy and effortless tactic to use when feeling defensive. If you don’t hold yourself accountable for the consequences of your ways of behaving, thinking, and feeling, you get to continue living life thinking you don’t have any flaws or areas for improvement.

Please note: The opinions expressed are those of the individual therapist and not necessarily those of Citron Hennessey Private Therapy.
Unplug from Technology And Plug Back Into Your Life

Unplug from Technology And Plug Back Into Your Life

When we are connected to our phones, we are unable to be attentive to those around us; the more you are plugged into your devices, the less you are plugged into your life, and the more you miss out on opportunities for real connection.

Please note: The opinions expressed are those of the individual therapist and not necessarily those of Citron Hennessey Private Therapy.
Taking Control of Satisfying Your Needs

Taking Control of Satisfying Your Needs

Every Valentine’s Day, we’re flooded with images of seemingly happy couples. For those of you who are single, or just don’t have a satisfying relationship of any kind, - a relationship with a friend, lover, family member, colleague, or even a pet - this is probably one of the several days out of the year where loneliness creeps up on you.

Please note: The opinions expressed are those of the individual therapist and not necessarily those of Citron Hennessey Private Therapy.
Getting The Love You Desire

Getting The Love You Desire

Love is all around—so they say. It seems everyone is coupled up this Valentine’s Day. But whether you’re in a two-some, or going at it alone, there’s one element to having a great Valentine’s Day that promises a day full of love.

Please note: The opinions expressed are those of the individual therapist and not necessarily those of Citron Hennessey Private Therapy.
Olympic Fever

Olympic Fever

I am so excited about the Winter Olympic Games. While I’m not an avid sports fan, I feel we owe it to these dedicated, passionate and very gifted athletes to pay attention to what they’re doing. Beyond the sheer physical strength and stamina that’s necessary for these athletes to arrive at the Olympic Games, I’m also impressed by their psychological capacity to handle the stress of it all.

Please note: The opinions expressed are those of the individual therapist and not necessarily those of Citron Hennessey Private Therapy.