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The Science of Happiness

 Although happiness can feel like an amorphous concept, science has explored key pieces of the experience, such as which choices, activities, and mindsets lead to fulfillment, common misunderstandings of happiness, and theories that may explain the origin and attainment of well-being.

What Makes People Happy?

Finding satisfaction and contentment is a continual process. Psychologists have now identified many of the tenets that help individuals along that journey.

Myths About Happiness

People often want to avoid difficult emotions, so they reach for quick fixes like tasty treats or luxurious purchases. Those indulgences provide happiness, but only momentarily.


Psychology Today

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How to Know When It’s Time to See a Therapist

By Amy Morin, LCSW Updated on October 21, 2020  Medically reviewed by Carly Snyder, MD

Knowing when to see a therapist can be a little challenging sometimes. After all, everyone has a bad day or goes through a rough patch every now and again, but how do you know when talking to someone might help?

The following list outlines some of the reasons you may benefit from speaking to a therapist. Of course these are not the only reasons to seek out a therapist, but this list can help you make your decision.

Managing Your Mental Health

With all of life's challenges you may be having trouble balancing your long list of responsibilities.

Help Managing Stress

Life is inherently stressful. You can’t get rid of all the stress in your life. In fact, some stress is good for you. Being stressed out can lead to a variety of issues, like being irritable and short-tempered or becoming inefficient and frantic.

Having Difficulty Regulating Your Emotions

Uncomfortable emotions, like anxiety and anger, can be tough to manage sometimes. And while you might have some emotions handled well, there may be one or two that seem to get the best of you more frequently.


For Life-Threatening Emergencies Call 911

Psychotherapy is effective and here’s why

"With an effective therapist, science shows that psychotherapy even works better in the long-term and is more enduring than medication. In fact, not only is it more cost-effective, but psychotherapy leads to fewer relapses of anxiety and mild to moderate depression than medication use alone—so much so that Norwegian Health Authorities have issued new guidelines concerning treatment of mild to moderate depression and anxiety, stating that psychological interventions, not medications, should be applied first."

American Psychological Association

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