Focused on communication, therapy can support us through difficult times, help us learn life-long coping skills, and make changes that will positively impact our relationships. Explore this section to learn more about different types of therapy and find tips on how to get the most of your therapy sessions.

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Career Counseling: What Is It and Can It Help Me?

Reading Time: 7 minutes Seemingly overnight, the pandemic forever changed how we think about careers and the workplace. It’s a very different landscape than it was in March, 2020 when everything paused. Suddenly, working from home became a reality for jobs that had traditionally been thought of as 100% in-office. Online entrepreneurship became a realistic option for people who had never entertained such a path. New opportunities in tech,…

March 14, 2022

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What Should I Expect from My First Online Therapy Session?

Reading Time: 8 minutes I often compare the first therapy session to a pilot episode of a new TV show. You get an introduction to the main characters and their dynamics, the general setting and background, and a hint about what’s to come. It’s typically not a very juicy episode but it helps you decide whether it’s a show you want to continue watching. It can be intimidating to…

February 22, 2022

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How to Use a Mood Journal to Manage Your Emotions

Reading Time: 5 minutes From early cave paintings to the modern works of Toni Morrison, we can see how humans are natural storytellers. It’s how we make sense of our experiences, process our internal worlds, and connect with each other. Journal writing is a powerful storytelling tool that we engage in with ourselves. When we arrange our experiences into a coherent narrative, our logical left hemisphere is able to…

February 10, 2022

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What To Expect from Couples Counseling

Reading Time: 6 minutes You’ve been considering couples counseling for a while. Maybe you’ve even checked out some therapists in your area. You and your partner are ready, but not sure what to expect. What’s it going to be like? Will the therapist tell us the relationship is doomed? Will I get blamed for everything? Do I have to tell everything (even THAT thing)? These are all normal questions…

January 31, 2022

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8 Tips for Setting Goals in Therapy

Reading Time: 5 minutes If you’ve ever been in therapy, chances are you’re familiar with the question, “What brings you here?” Simple and straightforward on the surface, this can also be one of the most complex and baffling questions. Collaborative goal setting can break this question down into concrete terms by delineating what you want to be addressed in therapy. When used in time-limited therapeutic approaches such as cognitive…

January 26, 2022

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Do I Need Therapy? 11 Signs It’s Time To See a Therapist

Reading Time: 8 minutes Many people think that something must be seriously wrong with you to see a therapist. That is one of the common misconceptions about therapy. In fact, therapy is an incredibly useful tool that is worth trying even if you don’t have a medical problem. So when should you see a therapist? The truth is, you should never let things get to the breaking point before…

January 17, 2022

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How to Sidestep Negative Thinking Patterns

Reading Time: 6 minutes Whether you’re a glass-half-empty or a glass-half-full kind of person, chances are you’ve experienced or at least observed a negative thought spiral. More than just an occasional bad day, chronic negative thinking can impact your relationships, personal wellbeing and health. What is negative thinking? You may have noticed that your inner critic has a lot to say. Perhaps you’ve felt ashamed of your body while…

December 23, 2021

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10 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Therapy Sessions

Reading Time: 8 minutes Making the decision to come to therapy is a huge step. It’s at once one of the hardest things you’ll do and one of the most satisfying things you’ll do. It’s satisfying because you can experience growth and healing. It’s hard because it takes a lot of emotional energy to face your challenges and find that path to healing.  Now that you’re ready to seek…

December 6, 2021

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Top 5 Books about Mental Health Recommended by Calmerry Therapists

Reading Time: 2 minutes On October 10, we recognize World Mental Health Day. To emphasize the importance of mental health, Calmerry therapists have prepared a special gift to our readers. These are the books that will help you deeper understand your emotions, patterns, and coping strategies. Reading itself is an excellent way to contribute to your mental health and practiсe mindfulness. Especially, when the books you read are recommended…

October 8, 2021

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Who Is Who in Psychotherapy: Titles of Mental Health Professionals

Reading Time: 4 minutes If you have never been to therapy before, you probably know that it can be very challenging to decide who to see about your mental health. There are different types of mental health professionals. Their job titles and specialties can vary by state, and it all can seem so confusing to figure out who does what. So if you are struggling to cope with your…

October 1, 2021