Interview With Tacianna Indovina

Interview With Tacianna Indovina

Tacianna Indovina, Ph.D., has been working at Explore What’s Next, located in the Buffalo region of New York, since October 2018. Her position at Explore What’s Next allows Tacianna to specialize in helping teens, young adults, and couples cope with interpersonal...

Explore Yoga + Meditation Classes @Explore What’s Next

Explore Yoga + Meditation @Explore What’s Next

The Studio @Explore What's Next announces *free* yoga classes on Saturdays at 11:00AM-12:00PM starting this Saturday May 18th! Join us for a gentle Vinyasa flow with an introduction to mindful meditation, lead by HEALBflo’s Cheryl Erbacher! ❤️ HEAL...

The Dark Side of Mother’s Day

6 Dark Sides of Mother’s Day

Let's not deny that there can be a dark, bittersweet side to Mothers' Day. As illustrated so simply and beautifully by the artist Mari Andrew, there are often complex stories behind any given person's experience of Mother's Day. Several of the therapists at Explore...

My Day As A Psychologist Lobbyist

My Day As A Psychologist Lobbyist

The word 'lobbyist' does not stimulate Quixotic images of inspired professionals setting out to protect the citizenry for the greater good. 'Lobbyist' usually brings up quite the opposite reaction, like a bad smell suddenly entering the room. And yet, yesterday I...

Redefining Self-Care via Women’s Health Magazine

Redefining Self-Care via Women’s Health Magazine

Late last January I got an email from a senior editor at Women’s Health magazine, Marissa Gainsburg. Hi, I hope this email finds you well! I'm the senior editor at Women's Health magazine, and I'm hoping to connect with you for a story. I'm working on a personal essay...

A Chat with Nicole Brown About Bringing Home Baby

A Chat with Nicole Brown About Bringing Home Baby

Having joined Explore What’s Next relatively recently, I’m still getting to know my esteemed colleagues. I had the privilege of meeting Nicole Brown for coffee this past week to get to know her and her path to becoming a specialist in perinatal mental...

Bringing Baby Home!

Bringing Baby Home!

Bringing Baby Home is an uplifting educational program for pregnant couples & families with children up to three years of age. It's good for parents which makes it good for the baby! Win-win! Created by relationship experts, Drs. John & Julie...

What Exactly is Mindfulness?

What Exactly is Mindfulness?

What exactly is mindfulness? The term “mindfulness”  increasingly is thrown around in the mainstream media. Because it can take on so many meanings, fully grasping it and integrating it is difficult.  Essentially, mindfulness is the process of bringing our attention...

Eight Eating Disorder Myth Busters

Eight Eating Disorder Myth Busters

I remember first learning about eating disorders in middle school.  They were presented as disorders that tend to impact a particular type of person: affluent, white, adolescent, female.  Looking back on eighth-grade health class, it was all very black and white: you...

We’re All Faking It: Tips to Manage Imposter Syndrome

We’re All Faking It: Tips to Manage Imposter Syndrome

We're all faking it. Really. When I got to grad school, I looked around and saw accomplished, eloquent, and well-established men and women. Instead of feeling excited about being able to learn from and get to know these people, I felt flooded with feelings of...

Social Etiquette Tips for Social Media

Social Etiquette Tips for Social Media

The way people socialize has evolved significantly throughout the years.  The parents of the millennial generation did not have the same level of instantaneous communication that we have today.  With email, texting, FaceTime, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, dating...

Is It OK To Cuss In Therapy?

Is It OK To Cuss In Therapy?

This has happened so many times. I'm working with a client. In the middle of a session, deep in conversation. They let out a  "F&%k" or a "Sh*t!"  after which, as if they had emitted a very loud, involuntary fart, they slap their hand over their mouth. Eyes wide...

Why Try Therapy?

Why Try Therapy?

Why try therapy? That's a great question. Let me tell you a story, and then I'll tackle some common objections to trying therapy. I got a free trial of Sirius radio a few years ago when I bought my car. I was changing channels and stumbled upon...

5 Steps To Stop Being The Family Scapegoat

5 Steps To Stop Being The Family Scapegoat

Are you your family's scapegoat? How would you know? Do you find yourself on the defensive a lot? Do you hear stories, first or second hand, from various members of the family about your bad behavior? Stories that are very old, or not true or at best,...

Can Therapy Be Fun?

Can Therapy Be Fun?

Can therapy be fun? Therapy is tough work! Some people say they feel exhausted after a counseling session. After all, it often involves talking about feelings and life events that are very difficult. At the same time, it can be fun and humorous! Humor is an important...

Could You Use a Therapist?

Could You Use a Therapist?

There are a lot of people out there who could use a good therapist only they don't know it.  Do you wonder if you could use a therapist’s help but always seem to talk yourself out of it?  You could think you are functioning just fine and still be in need of help. When...

Five Signs that Your Job is Toxic

Five Signs that Your Job is Toxic

In my college years,  attaining independence became my primary goal.  To me, independence meant being able to support myself. It seemed like I was working so hard toward one goal: getting a “good job.”  For example, I thought a good job equaled full-time...

Best Blog Articles on Explore What’s Next 2018!

Best Blog Articles on Explore What’s Next 2018!

How long can we be wishing each other a Happy New Year? A very hip friend of mine who knows these things answered with confidence, “All the way through January!”Taking this bit of wisdom, I decided it wasn’t too late for a good old fashioned “Best of 2018”...

3 Myths about What it Means to be Strong

3 Myths about What it Means to be Strong

There are many myths about what it means to be strong. In a variety of contexts, I hear people say to each other, “you’re so strong.”  Recently, I  heard it when a stoic widow gave the eulogy at her husband’s funeral, when a young boy broke his ankle but...

Four Rules of Engagement

Four Rules of Engagement

You got engaged over the holidays! Congratulations! That is so exciting! I am very happy for you both. What's next? Wedding planning! Yay! Or is it, Yay? Turning to a pop culture reference I'm reminded of a scene in the movie Bride Wars. The focus finally turns away...

Explore What’s Next offers psychotherapy, counseling, personal & executive coaching. We provide services for adults, couples, children, adolescents & families in a style that is compassionate, direct, and non-judgmental. Our approach is collaborative to maximize your counseling experience.

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Will Tele-Therapy Work For Me?

Will Tele-Therapy Work For Me?

Throughout the United States and around the world, people are connecting with Explore What’s Next for therapy sessions through tele-sessions. Geography is no longer an obstacle to getting the help you need! Tele-sessions are more like office visits than you think....

DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) Group Info

DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) Group Info

Explore What’s Next is now recruiting new participants for virtual Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Skills Groups! In the wake of the COVID 19 pandemic, a lot of people are struggling with increased isolation from their loved ones and friends.  Depression,...

COVID-19 Stuck at home? 10 Tips For Parents

COVID-19 Stuck at home? 10 Tips For Parents

Stuck at home?Here are (hopefully) 10 helpful Tips For Parents for you and your family during this time: A snow day (or two) is fun…but more than a few days stuck at home can quickly become overwhelming. Given the current health crisis and closure of schools, many...

Explore What’s Next Speaker Series-Mindy Scime

Explore What’s Next Speaker Series-Mindy Scime

People pleaser is a label I hate. That it is accurate when used to describe me just makes me hate it more. My ability to be a people pleaser was off to an early start when I first impressed my dad with my reading skills. The book was Little Bear by Elsa Holmelund...

The 3 Challenges of Coronavirus Anxiety & What to Do About Them

Coronavirus Anxiety: 3 Challenges & What to Do About Them

Coronavirus. Just the word causes faster heart rates, shorter breaths and queasy stomachs, hallmark signs of anxiety.  There have been many times when I’ve written about our psychological reaction to current affairs on this blog. Game-changing events, natural...

Three Steps To Control Your Anger

Three Steps To Control Your Anger

Anger is a perfectly OK emotion. A natural reaction to feeling threatened, the expression of anger, especially for women, has been given a bad rap. While growing up, I was encouraged to deny my anger, to feel somehow guilty or apologetic for it. Angry women are called...

Dream Made Manifest: The Studio at Explore What’s Next

Dream Made Manifest: The Studio at Explore What’s Next

The Studio at Explore What's Next is a long hoped for dream made manifest.      The dream was to have a place where people, like me, who at some point or other, feel raw and vulnerable, can find a safe haven. In the center of that safe haven, there is the...

The Proposal, The Ring

The Proposal, The Ring

Four months after I met John I proposed marriage to him.  He said, “No. Thank you.”  I was twenty-nine when we met. He was the life partner I had been waiting for. He loved me but he didn’t believe in marriage. OK, I thought, I’ll give him a year. ...

Do I have the winter blues or am I depressed?

Do I have the winter blues or am I depressed?

Ah, the winter blues. As Game of Thrones fans often quote, “Winter is coming.” Most people cherish sunshine and the summer, especially in Buffalo! I know I’m not the only one who is hearing people complain about the colder, darker days that are happening. For many,...

Explore What’s Next offers psychotherapy, counseling, personal & executive coaching. We provide services for adults, couples, children, adolescents & families in a style that is compassionate, direct, and non-judgmental. Our approach is collaborative to maximize your counseling experience.

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