Sometimes we can be unintentionally careless with our words and language. We may say something out of habit, or without realizing it’s hurtful. And sometimes we intentionally use our words to cut and wound. That’s an example of microaggressions: everyday, subtle, intentional or unintentional interactions or behaviors that communicate some sort of bias toward historically
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Did the Covid-19 pandemic hurt or help your relationship? The answer might depend on how resilient you are as a couple. Many influences are factored into whether or not a relationship survives an economic or emotional crisis, some couples might seek divorce or therapy. However, studies show that even though significant stress can drive couples
We get a lot of questions about couple therapy at RIVIA, so we asked LCSW and couple therapy specialist, Tyler Parrott, to answer some of the most frequent. Thanks for answering some of our most asked questions about couple therapy! Tell us, who needs/benefits from couple therapy? A big misconception around couple therapy is
Dr. Raymond Raad advises on the right methods to wean patients off of antidepressant medication. If you have questions or concerns about your medication, please contact us.
Stumbling on Happiness By Daniel Gilbert What’s it about? Do you know what makes you happy? You may think you do, but most likely you don’t. This book will show you why. The up side of this book is that people are bad at predicting what will make them happy in the long run. And
When we learn to be more mindful, we form deeper connections with ourselves, our environment, and others. There are a number of ways to incorporate mindfulness techniques into your day. Breathing Mindfulness, or being mindful of what you’re sensing and feeling in the moment, may involve breathing methods, guided imagery, and other practices
What is Kidney Disease? Kidney disease, or kidney failure, is the gradual loss of your body’s kidney function. Over 200,000 Americans are diagnosed with chronic kidney disease every year. According to the NIH, people with CKD are three times more likely to suffer from depression than the rest of the general population. Even so, depression
RIVIA’s own Dr. Dana Wang talked with Jessica Moore at CBS NY Ch.2 about how the current climate is affecting the mental health of the Asian American community. Dr. Wang is an affiliated faculty member of the MGH Center for Cross-Cultural Student Emotional Wellness. Here’s a list of resources in the community for those that
When we lay down to sleep, we wish each other a “good night,” and look forward to the opportunity to rest our bodies and recharge. However, it’s during sleep that our brains jump into action. While we sleep, our brain is busy processing new information, memories, and emotions. When we don’t sleep well, we can