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Jennice Vilhauer Ph.D.
We all have dreams that sometimes get crushed. Learn how to stop disappointment from holding you back.
Happiness is not an elusive, mysterious force. It is the result of a set of skills that anyone can learn.
For some, therapy radically alters their lives, while others feel like they are going in circles and never getting anywhere. Find out what you can do to make it transformative for you.
Research shows that affirmations aren't just magical, wishful thinking. These tips will help you create the kind of affirmation that can change your life.
How you handle a break-up can make many degrees of difference in how much distress you feel and how quickly you are able to recover.
We all have blind spots that prevent us from making good choices and seeing the world clearly. Use this well proven technique to help you seen what you don't know is there.
Living with faulty beliefs is a little bit like playing the game of life with the wrong rules. Learn how to correct them so they won't hold you back.
Not feeling good enough is very common, even among the most successful people. But not having self-confidence can really hold you back. Learn how to feel good about who you are.
You participate in creating your reality whether you are aware of it or not. Learn how to take charge of this psychological process so you can create more of the life you want.
Mental well-being isn’t a mysterious force that you have no control over. Learn to spot common emotional traps so you can keep feeling good.
Learn how to stop self-doubt from plaguing you with anxiety and preventing you from living the life you want to live.
Empathy is a good start, but we need more than that to change the racial injustice in our society.
Learn what it takes to overcome the failure that is behind so many great success stories.
When it comes to change, most people know what to do—they just can't make themselves do it. Learn a simple self-hypnosis strategy that will help you start taking action.
Here are six ways to know whether opposite sex friends could be damaging your intimate relationship.
Figuring out what you want in a world filled with endless choices can be overwhelming and confusing. This simple exercise can bring you the clarity you need to move forward.
3. Are they willing to put in the work?
Manipulation is a common interpersonal tactic used by everyone from politicians to dear sweet Mom. Learn how to recognize when you are being manipulated and how to turn the tables.
Learn to play the Pollyanna game which science has shown can improve your mental and physical well-being.
New research shows that mantra meditation has positive effects on anxiety, stress, depression, and cognitive functioning.
Stop letting your ex exert control over your life by learning how to let go of your anger—so you can finally move on.
The answers to these 4 questions may explain why your job is dragging you down.
Knowing how to get past obstacles to goals is key to leading a life that feels inspired, purposeful, and satisfying.
There are many situations when cutting off communication with someone is acceptable, necessary, and the healthiest thing to do.
Opportunities to achieve what you want in life are coming to you more often than you realize. Learn what you can do to stop missing them.
New research shows that sleep, cognitive performance, and mood are significantly improved with a simple type of meditation you've probably never heard of.
We want more fulfillment from our relationships — yet ironically, technological advancements have left many people struggling to find lasting love.
If setting goals usually results in an endless cycle of trying and giving up, learn to ask yourself the questions that will keep you on track.
Self-sabotage is one of the biggest obstacles to getting what you want. Learn how to identify the two most common forms and how to fix them.
How well you and your partner communicate may very well be the determining factor in whether or not your relationship survives. Learn how to fix some common communication mistakes.
Jennice Vilhauer, Ph.D., is the Director of Emory University’s Adult Outpatient Psychotherapy Program in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science in the School of Medicine.