“I Had a Black Dog – His Name was Depression”

Depression affects millions and millions of people around the world.  It can often be quite difficult to understand and cope with depression, but no one should be ashamed of seeking help for what can often become an extremely debilitating condition.  In collaboration with the World Health Organization, writer and illustrator Matthew Johnstone tells the story of overcoming the “black dog of depression”.

The “black dog” is relatable, poignant, and uplifting.

Exploring the Value of Psychotherapy to Overall Health and Wellness

In this series of videos, licensed New York City psychotherapist and certified anger management specialist, Peter C. Turco together with nutrition, health and fitness expert, Rika Keck discuss and explore the value of psychotherapy to our overall health and wellness.

Therapy and Anger Management

Anger is an emotion that does not necessarily need to be hidden but its manifestation can be controlled through calmness and engagement rather than reactive outbursts. Cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques can help an individual or group identify triggers for anger and rage and replace them with more accepted and effective means of expression.


Psychotherapy Helps Us Overcome Resistance to Change

Resistance to change is a common behavior addressed in behavioral therapy sessions. The conscious and sub-conscious mind can impact our ability to accept desired change in our lives, leading to fear of failure and resistance to move forward.



Regression and Self-Sabotage During Psychotherapy

Regression and self-sabotage are coping mechanisms that often occur during therapy. They can be triggered by life challenges, changes, and perceived failures. Every effort should be used to avoid isolation during these periods. Remaining active can help prevent reverting back to old behavior.



Therapy and the Blame-Shame-Guilt Game

Blame, shame and guilt are often intertwined but they are unique and distinct feelings that require attention and acknowledgment within a behavioral therapy session in order to move forward in successful treatment.