6 things to do when you can’t stop beating yourself up

6 things when you can’t stop beating yourself up

Self-criticism is awful! Having short- and long-term goals is so important! What happens, though, when we don’t meet our goals?  There are times where I work hard all day and don’t meet my goals and I find myself saying, “What is wrong with me? I should have been more...

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

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. Horse owners are fortunate if...

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...

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RE-OPENING!

AN OPEN LETTER TO OUR EXPLORE WHAT'S NEXT CLIENTS REGARDING RE-OPENING OFFICES! All of us at Explore What’s Next sincerely hope this finds you well. Thank you so much for your patience, flexibility, and resilience during this time of great change. The transition to...

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. ...

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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