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Keep Swimming: Don’t Give Up On Your Dreams! A word of encouragement for the dreamer

When a person swims, they use their whole body. This year I set a goal to learn how to swim. I was over 35 and didn’t know how to swim. My two oldest children knew more than I did. So here I was a walking stereotype not knowing how to ...
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How can I find a Black therapist near me?

You've finally decided to seek therapy, and now you're ready to find a therapist in your area. It's hard to know where to start. Let's discuss! First, what issues that trouble you? Anxiety? Depression? Trauma? Marital problems? It's essential to find someone who specializes in your areas of concern. You ...
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Ways To Identify Infidelity In Your Marriage

Infidelity is one of the most common problems in marriage. According to the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, national surveys indicate that approximately 20% of marriages experience some level of infidelity. This poses a difficult situation. Once trust has been broken within the relationship, couples have to spend ...
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What is the Relationship Between Imposter Syndrome and Depression?

You’ve worked hard to be in your current position. Finally, you made it. But perhaps: You feel like a fraud. You feel like you are underserving of everything you have worked for. You may feel like you aren’t smart enough You may feel like you aren’t good enough You think ...
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5 Questions to Help You Assess Your Imposter Syndrome

As a licensed therapist specializing in career development, I spend countless hours working and engaging with professionals about their career development and goals – from changing careers to asking for a raise or becoming an entrepreneur. For professionals seeking to succeed in their careers, you may have feelings of self-doubt ...
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Everybody Wants To Be Relationship Goals

Ever wanted to spend time with BAE only to discover BAE wants to go hang with the homies for the third weekend in a row? You start to open your mouth in protest only to be shut down by your own inner thoughts, “She did pull an all nighter at ...
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Fat and Scared to Give Birth: How Weight Stigma Can Be More Dangerous Than Being Fat

Do you know that feeling of sitting on the exam table after just having your weight and blood pressure checked by the nurse? Have you gnawed on the inside of your jaw thinking about what your medical provider would say either verbally or through body language when they enter the ...
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OVERCOMING DEPRESSION & ANXIETY

My name is Keischa Pruden. I am a therapist. I am dealing with depression and anxiety. The last 15 months have been…. interesting, to say the least. The world has seen its share of death, sadness, madness, disbelief, and now, a recovery. We are working our way to a new ...
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Supporting Black Men’s Mental Health

Men have been considered strong and emotionless since the beginning of time. When a man is born, society builds in him certain beliefs and notions that he begins to unconsciously live by. So, we hear things like men don't cry, men aren't 'weaklings', men shouldn't show vulnerability, all of these ...
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