A brand new year is approaching. It’s a time for fresh starts, new experiences, and of course, the requisite resolutions. Making New Year’s resolutions is a tradition not only for Americans but for people throughout the world. It just seems wholly appropriate to use a new calendar year as an opportunity to commit to personal and professional improvements.

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Simple Ways to Keep Yourself From Overthinking

Thinking excessively about things over which you have no control, obsessing about things in the past, or imagining the worst thing that could potentially happen in the future are all negative thoughts that can lead to overthinking. There are two types of overthinking behaviors: rumination over things that happened in the past and worrying about what might happen in the future. Rumination is different from reminiscence.

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Stress is the body’s reaction to unexpected changes. When any change occurs, whether it’s positive (birth of a child, a promotion, planning a wedding) or negative (loss of a job, traffic, coming up short of a mortgage payment), your body reacts with physical, mental, and emotional responses. A skilled therapist can help you to better understand the particular elements of your life that cause your stress and help you to get to a better place. 

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Stress is a seemingly ever-present fact of life and work and there are many ways that people relieve stress. How does your go-to stress relievers stack up to a list of the 4 most popular methods?

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According to a recent survey, approximately one in five in the United States have been diagnosed with depression, and one in six have been diagnosed with anxiety. These numbers suggest that an incredibly high number of Americans struggle with depression and/or anxiety, and it’s likely that you or someone close to you is impacted.

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People deal with stress different ways, such as going it alone or seeking medication or therapy. We were curious to know more about the top ways that people deal with daily stress as we work to improve our ability to better help those who seek therapy in DC with us.  A recent survey by Statista sheds light on how people tackle it.

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