“How to Become an Effective CEO (Chief Emotions Officer)”

The key to finding happiness is at the same time deceptively simple, and very hard & complicated. Happiness is in fact the journey, and you only ‘arrive’ at happiness for brief moments, and then the journey continues. Keep pushing forward. – Molly Allen, PsyD     How to Become an Effective CEO: Chief Emotions Officer […]

Nine Ways to Take Care of Yourself When you Have Depression

For persons who have Depression with a Big ‘D’, their mental health requires maintenance and hard work, but it is work it. – Molly Allen, PsyD Licensed Psychologist 9 Ways to Take Care of Yourself When You Have Depression By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Associate Editor – World of Psychology “Depression is an illness that requires […]

Common Cognitive Distortions: We All Have Them

Cognitive distortion is a psychological term most people probably have never heard. Basically, it involves the ways our mind convinces us of something that isn’t really true. These inaccurate thoughts are usually used to reinforce negative thinking or emotions—we tell ourselves things that sound rational and accurate, but really only serve to keep us feeling […]

How Couples Can Manage Money with Less Conflict

Money is much more of an intimate topic than sex or anything else in a couple’s life.  A wise couple are two people who join their lives with mindfulnessness about how to cherish the differences between, while working together towards common goals. – Molly Allen, PsyD How Couples Can Manage Money with Less Conflict By […]

Reassurance Seeking in OCD

Reassurance Seeking in OCD   On January 7, 2012, in OCD, by Steven J. Seay, Ph.D.   Although contamination OCD and washing rituals often go hand-in-hand, many rituals in this domain do not actually involve cleaning or disinfecting.  These more subtle rituals are often based around reassurance seeking behaviors that become ingrained in everyday habit.  […]

Raising Self Reliant Kids

Parenting is not a spectator sport.  The trick for most parents is to ‘see’ the transitions that their children are making from one stage to another, and to help guide the child with what the child needs to eventually become a self sufficient and healthy adult. – Molly Allen, PsyD     Raising Self Reliant […]

New Year’s Resolutions You Can Keep

I’m going to lose weight. I’m going to quit smoking. I’m going to exercise more. You’ve made at least one of those promises to yourself as a new year’s resolution, haven’t you? But did you keep your resolution? If you didn’t you’re not alone. New Year’s resolutions don’t have a high success rate. In fact, […]