Five Benefits of Therapy for Depression

Five Benefits of Therapy for Depression

About 5% of the world’s population suffers from depression at some time. In the US, depression is the leading disability for people between 15 and 45 years of age. The leading disability! That's ahead of cancer and heart disease! Chances are really good that you or...

How to Argue Nicely

How to Argue Nicely

Anytime you pair more than one person together there will be occasional problems. This is to be expected. Spouses argue, siblings argue, co-workers disagree and often argue. To a certain extent, the occasional argument is to be expected and is healthy. However, at...

3 tips for parents of a college freshman

3 tips for parents of a college freshman

Your baby, the one you’ve watched over and cared for the last 17-18+ years, is moving away. You don’t get to see them in the morning before your days start or at night before bedtime. It can feel like a huge loss, especially if this transition is making you an empty...

4 ways to begin to combat social anxiety

4 ways to begin to combat social anxiety

Do you get nervous speaking in public? Going to a new group where you might not know anyone? Having to make the dreaded small talk about the weather? Your mind might race, palms might sweat, words might not come out at all or at least not eloquently. We’ve all been...

5 Tips for College Freshman

5 Tips for College Freshman

“The college years are the best years of your life.” Now, I loved college and am nostalgic of the experiences. But I struggled at first--I felt incompetent, awkward, under-experienced, and homesick. Hearing that “college years are the best years” made me sad and...

Dr. Warren Keller’s New Role at EWN!

Dr. Warren Keller’s New Role at Explore What’s Next!

We are so happy and honored to announce Dr. Warren Keller's new role as a consultant to Explore What's Next! For over thirty years, Dr. Keller's work with children and families has been highly esteemed by attorneys, physicians, professional colleagues, parents, and...

Meet Tacianna Indovina, Ph.D.!

Meet Tacianna Indovina, Ph.D.!

Dr. Tacianna Indovina knew that she wanted to be a therapist since she was in high school. From that time, her love and enthusiasm for the healing power of psychotherapy hasn't wavered. It's a good thing for our community that Tacianna is as enthusiastic as ever for...

Explore What’s Next–The Studio Tour 2!

Today I officially received the keys to the new Explore What's Next Studio space! Just last week, when I took this video, it was still being roughed out but you could see how lovely it's going to be. We will take our time moving in and completing the work of making...

Help for Sexual Assault Victims Near Me

Help for Sexual Assault Victims Near Me

If you ever experienced a sexual assault there is help available near you. You do not need to keep those horrible memories in your head. The news during the last few weeks, especially today, may be triggering for anyone who has lived through any terrifying experience,...

Ten Reasons to Try my DBT Skills Group

Ten Reasons to Try my DBT Skills Group

Dialectical behavioral therapy, or DBT, is all about finding balance in your life.  It’s an excellent way to manage distressing emotions, negative behaviors, and interpersonal relationships.  I have found my group to be very helpful for all kinds of people—from the...

5 Ways to Leave Your Lover

5 Ways to Leave Your Lover

An accomplished, smart, beautiful woman sits across from me in my office. She tells me about her relationship, the one she appears to be in but her boyfriend doesn’t. She has tried to leave him, she assures me (and herself) but every time she manages to walk out that...

4 Self-Care Tips When You Lose Your Beloved Pet

4 Self-Care Tips When You Lose Your Beloved Pet

More Than Pets... Companions A few weeks ago we lost a horse at Maple Row Farm. Losing a horse makes the entire barn sad, even when it's expected. We don't call our horses 'pets'; to call a horse a pet just seems weird. But they are deeply loved animal companions....

What is Health Psychology?

What is Health Psychology?

Most of us have had the experience at one time or another of leaving an appointment with a physician feeling completely overwhelmed by what we have just gone through; from not understanding the medical language of your provider or not recalling the information shared...

What Is Meditation?

What Is Meditation?

Meditation can be done in many different places, lots of different ways. So many times we think of meditation requiring a dark room with a single candle burning with the smell of sandalwood incense, and chimes in the background. While that's cool, meditation doesn't...

Take a Tour! Explore What’s Next: The Studio

Take a tour of Explore What's Next: The Studio! Still rough but taking shape! The Studio has been Dr. Aletta's dream for many years. It was developed to put into practice our belief that good mental health and psychotherapy is enhanced with nurturing, evidence-based...

5 Steps to Change Our Fast Food Habit

5 Steps to Change Our Fast Food Habit

Sunday's are for sleeping just enough to feel indulgent, fixing a yummy hot breakfast (eggs and cornbread! Yum!) and diving into the Sunday Times. The top story in the Sunday Review section, usually a space to find analysis about the latest political snafu, was "Is...

A Mom’s Thoughts on Her Son’s Graduation

A Mom’s Thoughts on Her Son’s Graduation

Graduation day is tough for adults. They go to the ceremony as parents. They come home as contemporaries. After twenty-two years of child-raising, they are unemployed.  ~Erma Bombeck Erma is talking about graduation from college but she describes so well how moms and...

I had a fight with my husband. Again.

I had a fight with my husband. Again.

Sunday night I left the dining room table abruptly. "Are you angry?" my husband asked. "No, I'm not angry," I replied through gritted teeth. "OK, good," he said. With my back to him, I rolled my eyes and fumed. The rest of the evening was very quiet. I watched some...

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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Am I a bad parent for wanting to go back to work?

Am I a bad parent for wanting to go back to work?

I’ve been avoiding writing this post because I’m a first-time parent and I’ve been struggling with some guilt for returning back to work myself. My son is almost three months old and I returned to work part-time after seven weeks. I was, am, and will likely continue...

Grand Opening The Studio

Grand Opening The Studio

The EWN Studio is a place where mind+body+spirit thrives.  Celebrate this special place with us at our Grand Opening!This Thursday, September 12, from 5:00PM to 8:00PM. Drop by any time between 5 & 8! Bring the family! It’s totally free!There will be...

Five Tips to Handle Toxic Food Culture in the Workplace 

Five Tips to Handle Toxic Food Culture in the Workplace 

We have a problem in the modern-American workplace: toxic food culture.  Our views around food—what’s acceptable to eat, what’s “good” and what’s “bad,” how people choose to eat their food—have become very distorted. We live in a culture of dieting and “lookism.”...

5 tips that help my recovery from depression and might help you

5 tips that help my recovery from depression and might help you

Recovery from depression isn't easy. Coming out of depression isn't like flipping a light switch, one day you're in the dark pit, the next you're in a room flooded with light. I'm going to try to describe what it's really like here because this is what is happening to...

Embrace the Bumps

Embrace the Bumps For Parents Of Tweens and Teen Girls

Embrace the bumps! Some of the therapists at Explore What's Next read the same article in the New York Times.  Each therapist tackled one of the points in the article. Read the original article, The Confidence Gap for Girls: 5 Tips for Parents of Tween and Teen Girls,...

How To Break Up With Someone: 10 Tips

How To Break Up With Someone: 10 Tips

You’re with someone who isn’t right for you. You need to break up, but just the thought of doing it makes your anxiety rise to a point where you question everything you ever thought about the relationship. Then you shake your head and tell yourself, no, I have to stop...

New Beginnings Are Not For Wimps – via insidewink

New Beginnings Are Not For Wimps – via insidewink

A few months ago, I was approached to produce a guest writer article for insidewink. I was SO excited! Insidewink is an awesome website with the tagline: Share the Good. Founded by Jean Trebeck, Alison Martin and Trish Geiger, their intention is always to be uplifting...

7 Ways Therapy Can Help Relationship Issues

7 Ways Therapy Can Help Relationship Issues

When you choose to go to therapy, you have opened a door to a myriad of possibilities for growth.  You get to have control in your therapist’s office; you can talk about whatever you want, and work through the issues that you decide are important. For a lot of people...

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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