Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Choosing the Right Coping Strategy by Gia & Danielle

By Dr. Danielle Keenan-Miller

“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; 
Courage to change the things I can; 
And the wisdom to know the difference.” 

The words of the serenity prayer may be familiar to you from religious teachings, self-help groups, or pop culture. The central idea in this adage is that no one strategy is the right approach to every situation-- some situations require external change and others require a shift in our internal perceptions. New research provides evidence that living by the serenity prayer is good for mental health and identifies one dimension we can use to choose the best strategy for coping with a given stressor.

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Six Essential Steps to Finding the Therapist That’s Right for You by Gia & Danielle

By Dr. Danielle Keenan-Miller

Maybe you’re at the place of wondering whether talking to a professional therapist could be
helpful to you. Perhaps you’ve tried making changes on your own but keep getting stuck and feeling defeated. Or other people in your life may have suggested that it would be a good idea to get some outside support. You may be facing a serious illness such as depression or an eating disorder, or you might just have the nagging feeling that something about your life or your relationships isn’t as satisfying as it could be. Maybe you’ve tried working with a therapist in the past or you’re working with someone now but it hasn’t been as helpful as you hoped it would be. You decide to take a leap into finding a therapist-- but how do you get started?

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