Here are links to quality articles for patients/clients:

The 8 core components of psychotherapy  This info can help you know what to expect from quality therapy, and how to be an effective partner with your therapist. From

How to Give Your Therapist Feedback. An excellent article with advice about how to talk assertively with your therapist about your needs, how she/he is doing, and your concerns. From

How to Get the Most Out of Your Therapy Appointment” provides helpful tips for preparing for appointments and working with your therapist – including talking about how it is going, whether therapy is helping.

Optimizing Brain Health” from, includes info about the research about healthy things that you can do to care for your brain.

Good advice for choosing – or ending your relationship with – a primary care doctor, “How to Pick a Doctor – or Break Up with One” from

How To Help Your Anxious Partner — And Yourself

How much should you exercise in order to lift your mood?  “Take into consideration your own fitness level and preferences, to find that sweet spot, such that the exercise is enough of a challenge without being unpleasant.” A new review looks into the optimum exercise intensity, type and duration for boosting mood

How Stress Affects Your Health, from the American Psychological Association, provides a quick review of stress symptoms, causes and ways to cope (including, but not limited to, seeing a psychologist, of course).

50 tips for people with mental health problems from an eminent psychiatrist, with advice about both psychiatric medication and therapy. “Advice for People With Psychiatric Problems.”

8 apps that can help with anxiety, depression and lifestyle changes – can assist with therapy, may be used by primary medical providers. “Technology, Counseling and CBT

Video: “4 Tips for Falling Asleep” (10 minutes, high quality info)

For coffee lovers, research finds many benefits, with some having stronger research support than others, including benefits for alertness, concentration, focus, energy levels and mood. Spilling the beans: Coffee can be good for your health from the Washington Post.

Advice for parents about how to help your children be “resilient” (be strong in the face of adversity, bounce back from setbacks – even from trauma)  The advice is based on high quality research, was posted by the British Psychological Society.  Five Ways To Boost Resilience In Children
What Psychological Research Says About the Positive Side of Human Nature, from  The postive side of human nature needs more research, and what research has been done needs more reporting and discussion.
Social Anxiety? Here’s How to Survive – and Enjoy – the Holiday Season. This article reviews current research about social anxiety and provides helpful tips for surviving – maybe even thriving at –  holiday gatherings. From
Doing Yoga Just Once or Twice a Week Can Boost Brain Performance, especially for memory, information process and emotional regulation.  “The right “dose” of yoga required to experience the brain benefits depends upon the person…. But most people in the studies found a benefit after practicing yoga just once or twice a week, for 10 to 24 weeks.” From
6 Tips to Getting Things Done” provides tips for overcoming procrastination. From The New York Times.
How to be Healthy, in Just 48 Words” (and seven concepts), with concise, evidence-based, do-able advice for physical and mental health. “Forget fad diets and fitness gimmicks. Just stick to the basics.” From
How To Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions, According To Psychology” provides an excellent summary of what works, according to psychological research, for any self-improvement resolutions, including goals set in therapy. From The British Psychological Society Research Digest.