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Power in progress

Power in progress

If there's one thing that psychotherapists love, it's models - models of psychological phenomenon. Many psychotherapists - and researchers - use models as a tool to help conceptualize a situation. Models also help us build a framework for how to intervene and address issues at different stages of its theory. In addiction counseling, DiClemente's stages of change model is very often utilized to help conceptualize cases and develop appropriate treatment plans.

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

Care to Cope?

I have yet to meet a person who doesn’t rely on something to get them through the day. For some, it’s the alluring mental-escape waiting inside a bottle of Pinot Noir. For others, it’s a trip to distraction-isle found in the center of a brownie sundae. In therapy, we often refer to these habits as coping mechanisms, for they allow us to cope with the seemingly intolerable feelings that confront us from day to day.

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

Quick Fixes

I have a pretty large sweet tooth. Cheesecake, oatmeal raisin cookies, lemon bars, speculoos cookie butter, anything with butter and sugar has my name written all over it. These baked treats serve as a pick me up after a busy and stressful day. Eating these sugary foods is a quick way for me to feel pleasure. I can sit on my couch after a long day, eat some cookie butter, and almost instantly feel like a carefree child again, with little care for the stressors I was concerned about prior to that spoonful of deliciousness. I even notice my sweet tooth being activated when I’m not physically hungry, but just craving the taste of something pleasurable. Sweets are my quick fix.

Please note: The opinions expressed are those of the individual therapist and not necessarily those of Citron Hennessey Private Therapy.
Searching For A Therapist: A Brief Guide

Searching For A Therapist: A Brief Guide

The process of finding a therapist can be daunting. Whether you are considering therapy or you are merely curious to learn more about its nature, this post will discuss important factors to consider when searching for a therapist. There are hundreds of therapists out there, each specializing in a wide variety of different approaches.

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