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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.
Let It Be Good!

Let It Be Good!

I have a contentious complainer that lives inside my head, who is really good at pointing out everything that is “bad” about everything. When my inner critic is the only inner voice I listen to, I feel grumpy, reactive, stuck and judgmental. Sound familiar? It turns out that it’s normal and even adaptive to have a loud inner critic designed to get our attention.

Please note: The opinions expressed are those of the individual therapist and not necessarily those of Citron Hennessey Private Therapy.
New York City: Concrete Jungle or Diverse Ecosystem?

New York City: Concrete Jungle or Diverse Ecosystem?

New York City is one of the most bustling and challenging cities in the world, so it makes sense that many people struggle with navigating life here. I hope to show you in the first of this blog series on living in New York, that what you might think makes living here difficult may also be the key to your own growth and happiness.

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

Upgrade Your Operating System

Last month I proposed a model of change not based on self-improvement, but on rethinking your entire relationship to yourself. Mindfulness, or what I refer to here as stepping off the hamster wheel, is a learned skill that research shows is profoundly effective in reducing stress and worrying, improving memory, focus, and relationship quality, as well as empathy and compassion for self and others.

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

Broken Resolutions?

Resolutions are tricky. They come with such promise and most of us are brimming with conviction and motivation to stick to them after spending the holiday season brimming with excess food and alcohol. It seems the perfect time to buck up, bear down, do right, break those bad habits and finally feel good about making some positive improvements to ourselves and our lifestyle. But, according to Brain Statistics latest research, of 45% of Americans who make New Year Resolutions, only 8% of people are actually successful at achieving their goals.

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