Posts Tagged: Lauren Berger

Taking Control of Social Anxiety

March 18, 2019

Social anxiety can feel like you’re permanently in your worst phase of junior high: tongue-tied, anxious, and full of dread. This seems totally counterintuitive to what social experiences are “meant” to be, namely positive, enjoyable, fun times. If the idea of a simple Starbucks date with a pal or colleague has you wanting to dive […]

How To Find a Therapist

January 07, 2019

 Finding Your Perfect Fit Therapist By Lauren Berger, MSW, RSW If the mad rush that is December has left you feeling fried, you’re not alone.  The end of the year is notoriously a high-stress time.  Enter January, a time for laying low and self-reflection.  This is the perfect time to get your mental health on […]

Masquerading Emotions

October 15, 2018

Gather round, all you ghosts and goblins, and let me tell you a Halloween story. Witches and vampires and devils aren’t the only costumes you may see this month. Our emotional selves are more complicated than they seem, and one emotion may sometimes wear the “costume” of another emotion. When we can distinguish what the […]

Self-Help To Go

July 30, 2018

In our now now now society, we want everything on demand: our internet, our Ubers, our full seasons of TV shows (thanks, Netflix!). When it comes to our mental health, I advise that patience is a virtue; changes are absolutely possible and attainable when you put the time and effort into the process, and the […]

Social Media? Who Are You Following?

May 22, 2018

Gone are the days when being followed was a creepy event. With the advent of social media, being “followed” is now a desirable feat. While most people agree that the growth of social media isn’t slowing down any time soon, many also agree that it has the potential to wreak havoc on your mental health. […]

SMART Goals – Set Yourself Up For Success

January 16, 2017

By Lauren Berger, MSW, RSW With each new year comes the annual mind game that is the New Year’s Resolution. Resolutions are usually just another way of saying goals; however, when we attach them to January 1st, they typically come loaded with emotion and an underlying notion that they will not be achieved. One major […]

Get Back on the Horse

September 06, 2016

By Lauren Berger, MSW, RSW It has been said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Perhaps this is why most of my clients say that dating makes them crazy! They go out with a suitor, eat a meal, try to get to know each […]

Take the Plunge

August 15, 2016

By Lauren Berger, MSW, RSW You trust your doctor. You trust your accountant. You trust your drycleaner. Heck, you even trust your coffeehouse barista with your precious caffeine fix. We trust all kinds of people with the things that are important to us. So, why is it often so hard to trust ourselves? There are […]

Assessing Your Summer Mood

July 04, 2016

  By Lauren Berger, MSW, RSW It’s finally here! Patio Season! So you’re gonna round up a group of friends and do margaritas this Friday at five o’clock on the dot, right? Right?! Well, maybe not. What happens when Spring has sprung but you still don’t feel like getting out with pals, preferring instead to […]

Hit Refresh

April 18, 2016

By Lauren Berger, MSW, RSW After a long winter, it can seem that spring takes forever to make an appearance (hello, April cold snap!). This is true of people too. When we need to bring our attention to ourselves to renew and revive, we often drag our feet. Why? Well, raise your hand if you […]