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How to Stay Sane During Pandemic Holidays

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Dr. Chloe Carmichael, PhD Nov 30, 2021 12:00:00 AM
How to Stay Sane During Pandemic Holidays

Tips and tools for making the most out of this holiday season!

The holidays are a time for celebration and togetherness, but they can also be a time of increased stress. This holiday season, we are dealing with extra challenges, as COVID issues may prevent many of us from celebrating together in our normal way.

How To Harness The Healthy Side Of Anxiety, From A Clinical Psychologist

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Dr. Chloe Carmichael, PhD Sep 9, 2021 1:46:02 PM
How To Harness The Healthy Side Of Anxiety, From A Clinical Psychologist

As a clinical psychologist, people often ask me how to "get rid of anxiety." They are usually surprised to learn that anxiety actually has a healthy and essential function: to help stimulate preparation behaviors and provide us with the extra energy we need to carry out those behaviors. A little bit of anxiety can bring adrenaline and focus—which can actually be quite handy when we're in a "go time" situation like taking a test, bringing our A-game during an important presentation, or even getting ready for a first date or job interview. I've come to label this boost as "nervous energy," which can be a gift if we learn how to harness it.

How To Overcome Your Fear Of Rejection

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Dr. Chloe Carmichael, PhD Sep 6, 2021 2:59:44 PM
How To Overcome Your Fear Of Rejection

Dr. Chloe talking about REJECTION SENSITIVITY and how to handle your fear of rejection.

 

 

Every one of us has our fair share of rejections; some may handle it pretty well, but some people who have a high level of nervousness struggle to overcome it.

3 Tips For Helping (Not Enabling) A Friend With Anxiety, From A Clinical Psychologist

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Dr. Chloe Carmichael, PhD Jul 28, 2021 3:24:46 PM
3 Tips For Helping (Not Enabling) A Friend With Anxiety, From A Clinical Psychologist

As a clinical psychologist, people ask me a lot of questions about mental well-being, both on social media and IRL. I recently invited my Instagram followers to ask me questions through the stories feature, and I received a ton of responses. Here is one recent query that stood out:

How to Choose an Online Therapist

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Dr. Chloe Carmichael, PhD Jan 18, 2021 11:32:33 AM
How to Choose an Online Therapist

Choosing an online therapist is not that difficult if you know what qualities and credentials to look for. In my first contribution to US News, I was given the opportunity to shed some light on online therapy and share a few tips when seeking an online therapist. Here is the link to the original article.

How To Deal With Toxic People (And Why You Really Need To)

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Dr. Chloe Carmichael, PhD Jan 15, 2021 4:31:32 PM
How To Deal With Toxic People (And Why You Really Need To)

In an ideal world, all of the people in your life would be helpful resources, willingly by your side to provide support, add joy, and keep you balanced. But let’s face it: We don’t live in an ideal world (if we did, I’d probably be out of a job!). Most of us will encounter at least one person in our day-to-day at some point in our lives who does the opposite.  Someone who drains your energy, undermines you, puts you down. I’ve recently been asked to speak about the topic of “toxic people” by FOX5 here in New York, and while “toxic people” isn’t a clinical term… I think I sort of knew what they meant. Toxic people chip away at your mental health and overall wellbeing, and the longer they’re in your life, the more damaging their emotional footprint can be.