Ceasing to blame yourself for things that you’re not accountable for is the first step towards healing as a sexual assault survivor.

4 Things You Should Stop Blaming Yourself For After Surviving Sexual Assault

1 in 3 women in the world today are likely to experience sexual assault during their lifetime.Several studies collated by the World Bank reveal an ongoing global pandemic...
Stop telling me that I’ll want to have kids. Stop telling any woman of any age that she will change her mind or that kids are wonderful. Childlessness...

Please Stop Telling Me That I’ll Want to Have Kids

I have never been a “kid person.” It’s not that there is anything wrong with kids, it’s just that they aren’t for me.Perhaps my feeling this way stems...
Combatting white supremacy requires near-constant vigilance because it is so easy to get sucked back into an unknowing that is fueled by the media and antics such as Donald Trump and the Greenville rally.

Combatting White Supremacy in America

One of my favorite singer/songwriters is Sarah McLachlan. I discovered her music in college and instantly felt like she was singing about me and my quest towards wholeness.I...
Going back to school can be stressful for the whole family. Instead of panicing once school starts, try these back-to-school tips for parents and kids!

10 Easy Back-to-School Tips for Both Parents and Kids

Going back to school can be stressful for the whole family. Summer provides a needed break for everyone, however, with the lack of structure, it can wreak havoc when it comes back to returning...
In this episode of the Psych Bytes podcast, our experts discuss how and why tribalism and groupthink divide us along political and cultural fault lines.video

Tribalism and Groupthink: Unite for the Right Reasons

Tribalism and Groupthink: Unite for the Right ReasonsIn this episode of the Psych Bytes podcast, Craig Pohlman, Ph.D., and Jennifer Fights, LPC, are discussing tribalism and groupthink. They...
When I tore my ACL playing soccer, recovery wasn't easy and I experienced the Affective Cycle of Injury. Here's how I coped with my career-ending injury.

How I Coped with My Career-Ending Injury

What is the Affective Cycle of Injury?I can still remember almost every detail of the night I tore my ACL. It was one of the...
Running turns on a part of our circadian rhythm that cues wakefulness, thus training our brain to know when it should be on or off. Running and sleep...

Running and Sleep: How Physical Activity Can Improve Sleep Quality

Running and Sleep: The Perfect PairAs a behavioral sleep specialist, I spend a good portion of my day trying to help people who can’t sleep. One of the...
“I’m not supposed to be here. I feel like a fraud.” It’s the sentiment casting a shadow over the bright ambitions of young professionals, college and graduate students, artists, performers, and interns everywhere. But what is impostor syndrome? How does one overcome imposter syndrome?

Feeling Like a Fraud? Here’s How to Recognize and Overcome Impostor Syndrome

What Is Impostor Syndrome?“I’m not supposed to be here. I feel like a fraud.”It’s the sentiment casting a shadow over the bright ambitions of...
Should we continue using the word Asperger's? Having one’s identity rooted in the spectrum can be complicated when society...

Should We Continue Using the Word Asperger’s? A Psychologist’s Take

I am a psychologist who specializes in working with kids on the Autism spectrum. This population is near and dear to my heart as Autism runs in my family, but I also want these...
As I reflect on my past three years at my university, there are some things I wish I would have known before I started college...

5 Things I Wish I Would Have Known Before I Started College

Moving across the country for college was the biggest decision I’ve ever had to make. Unlike most “regular” college students, I did not have to stress about where I...