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The Dark Side of #MeToo - Dr Chloe Carmichael

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Dr. Chloe Carmichael, PhD Jan 18, 2021 10:16:18 AM

The #MeToo movement has spotlighted countless cases of sexual misconduct, but unfortunately every spotlight has a shadow. In the case of the #MeToo movement, the shadow is the fact that human beings will sometimes make false accusations. As a clinical psychologist who has worked with men facing false accusations and with women who have admitted to making false accusations, as well as with men and women who have dealt with legitimate situations of misconduct, I contend that the “believe all women” mentality is well-intentioned but completely misguided and harmful to both men and women. Here’s why:

How To Deal With Toxic People (And Why You Really Need To) - Dr Chloe Carmichael

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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) - Dr Chloe Carmichael

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.

Therapy and Coaching for Singles

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Dr. Chloe Carmichael, PhD Jan 14, 2021 7:16:57 AM
Therapy and Coaching for Singles

Dr. Chloe has worked successfully with single men and women who are searching for a partner. Common issues include struggling with a breakup, trying to begin dating more, or learning how to set boundaries. These issues are normal. Having a fulfilling romantic relationship is an extremely healthy and rewarding part of life. If you are experiencing challenges here, please don’t be hard on yourself.Sessions for singles will focus on defining the type of relationship you want, as well as discussing strategies to obtain it. Sessions will also help you to understand insecurities or old patterns that seem to be holding you back, and help you to move forward.

Therapy and Coaching for Couples

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Dr. Chloe Carmichael, PhD Jan 14, 2021 7:13:51 AM
Therapy and Coaching for Couples

Dr. Chloe and her associates offer a dynamic, results-oriented approach for couples. In a supportive environment, couples are often pleasantly surprised at how much better they can communicate their thoughts and feelings. Two people become a couple because there is something special between them, and the options below are designed to help you reconnect with what brought you together in the first place.  Dr. Chloe also works with couples experiencing fertility issues- click here for tips on fertility stress.

The Marriage Whisperer

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Dr. Chloe Carmichael, PhD Jan 14, 2021 6:34:27 AM
The Marriage Whisperer

As a practicing therapist, I have found that the best outcomes occur when the therapist and client are a “good fit.” That is part of the reason I employ a diverse staff of associates: to maximize the chance of a client finding a good fit.

Political Polarization Is A Psychology Problem

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Dr. Chloe Carmichael, PhD Jan 14, 2021 2:52:47 AM
Political Polarization Is A Psychology Problem

You probably don’t need to anyone to tell you this, but Americans are more polarized than ever before on the topic of presidential approval. According to a recent Pew Research poll, 88 percent of Republicans approve of President Trump, while just eight percent of Democrats approve. Not surprisingly, all of this discord is causing stress: A recent poll by the American Psychological Association found that 59 percent of American adults experience stress from the current levels of social divisiveness.