How An Emotional “Spring Cleaning” Can Improve Your Mental Health

Even though spring officially begins on March 20th, there’s no reason to wait to do some mental and emotional spring cleaning. The idea of spring cleaning has been around for thousands of years. Some research points to the Persian tradition of cleaning the entire house in preparation for Nowruz, the Persian New Year which falls...

What Should We Do When Leaders Fail Us?

What do we do when someone we trust or look up to betrays our trust? What do we do when an authority figure in an important area of life lets us down? It could be the failure of a political leader, but it could also be a mentor who makes a sexual pass at their...

Create A New You

Think ahead. The clock has reached midnight on December 31st and you were faced with the always-challenging task of declaring (and sticking to) a New Year’s resolution! What was yours? Was it the same as last year’s? Did you already know as the words came out of your mouth, that it wasn’t going to happen?...

5 Ways We Can All Reunite Again

Many of us won’t be unhappy to see the back of 2020. It’s been a dreadful year with Covid-19 still surging in most states, and plenty of cultural upheaval, economic woes, and the drama surrounding this year’s elections. This is an appalling time—one in which we should be pulling together as a nation. According to...

5 Ways Positive Thoughts Can Change Your Life

We know that positive thinkers tend to be happier. Our state of mind plays such an important role in our physical health as well as our mental well-being. It may be hard to believe, but thinking positive thoughts can have a profound effect on the quality of your life. Here are 5 ways in which...

How To Self-Care During A Stressful Election Season

November’s a funny month. Seems there’s always an election coming up when November is on its way. And thanks to the fact that we live in a democracy, that month can be stressful, sometimes even dreadful. But rest assured, there are some easy things you can do to take care of yourself during election season...

​A quickie interview with CTC therapist, Candice Wu. Talk about your therapy style and who you are as a therapist. My ideal client is an adolescent, adult, couple, or family who is interested in growth and moving toward lasting change. They may be interested in knowing who they are on a deeper level or moving...

​As an introduction of our practice, we’ve decided to feature a therapist from Centered Therapy each week. Today, we’ll start with Dr. Fyeqa Sheikh, a licensed clinical psychologist who joined CTC earlier this year. Who is your ideal client? My ideal client is an older child, teenager, or young adult who is ready and motivated...