Dr. Chloe Carmichael Blogs

Posts about Anxiety and Stress Management:

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 Survive the Holiday Season With Your Family

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Dr. Chloe Carmichael, PhD Nov 17, 2021 2:53:00 PM
How to Survive the Holiday Season With Your Family

The holiday season is here, and while this can be a wonderful and joyous time it can also come with plenty of stress.  If you’re lucky enough that your entire family is full of nothing but warmth and kindness (or at least courtesy), then you may not even need to read this blog- congratulations!  However, many people who enjoy a larger extended family find there may be one person in the mix who maybe is “more difficult”.  Even if you really love the person (in fact, sometimes especially if you really love the person), even minor conflicts can seem stressful.  For many people, family dynamics can contribute to anxiety about holiday gatherings… but the beauty of this type of stress is that it can be planned for. Family pattern stressors are, by nature, predictable stressors allow us to fill our tool belts with the necessary items for managing holiday interactions before any difficulties are met.

The Surprising Benefit of Anxiety

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Dr. Chloe Carmichael, PhD Sep 6, 2021 2:59:49 PM
The Surprising Benefit of Anxiety

 

Learn about ANXIETY for today's #MentalHealthMinute!

 

 

Yes! You read the title right! Whether you’re with me on this or not, I’m sure about this— anxiety is not bad after all. Snap out that negative list you have about anxiety. It’s time to look at the other side of the coin— the good thing that comes out from being anxious.

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:

Women’s Fertility Game Changer: Egg Freezing

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Dr. Chloe Carmichael, PhD Mar 25, 2021 2:37:27 PM
Women’s Fertility Game Changer: Egg Freezing

As a clinical psychologist, I have encountered many women in their late 20’s and early 30’s who have anxiety because their biological clock is ticking, and they are nowhere near ready to have a baby– many of them feel they are too busy with careers or graduate school; and others struggle because they want to wait till they find a husband before becoming pregnant– yet they have no way of knowing when Mr Right will materialize.

Yes, You Can Learn CBT-Based Skills Without Therapy!

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Dr. Chloe Carmichael, PhD Mar 24, 2021 5:29:25 PM
Yes, You Can Learn CBT-Based Skills Without Therapy!

Feeling anxious? We have good news! No matter how busy you are, how often you travel, or how limited your budget is, there is a new approach that may work for you. It can stand alone or be added to enrich your existing therapy experience. You can use it alone or in a group, and with or without optional live phone coaching. It’s called online learning with optional homework!