Positive Psychology Therapists in Tucson, AZ

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Photo of Jennifer ' Rheaanna ' Rhodes, Psychologist in Tucson, AZ
Jennifer ' Rheaanna ' Rhodes
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85745
Waitlist for new clients
In addition, positive psychology that includes mindfulness and thought changing becomes a powerful ally with this.
I love my work. It is such a joy to assist folks in discovering more of who they are, to uncover more of their authentic self. This is what occurs as issues brought to therapy are processed. I enjoy working with adults of all ages although as I age, I have found a special niche for seniors. I have a background in addressing depression, anxiety, stress, life transition and grief as well as feminine power issues.
In addition, positive psychology that includes mindfulness and thought changing becomes a powerful ally with this.
I love my work. It is such a joy to assist folks in discovering more of who they are, to uncover more of their authentic self. This is what occurs as issues brought to therapy are processed. I enjoy working with adults of all ages although as I age, I have found a special niche for seniors. I have a background in addressing depression, anxiety, stress, life transition and grief as well as feminine power issues.
(480) 376-2952 View (480) 376-2952
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Rebecca J Smith
MEd, NCAC, CDP, ERYT
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85705  (Online Only)
Learn to live in real recovery! Rewrite your life story! Learn about positive psychology! My clients come to me for life coaching to address issues of relapse in addiction, co-dependency, stress management, life balance, yoga/meditation techniques and to help manage long-term recovery from addictions. I work by telephone, text or ZOOM.
Learn to live in real recovery! Rewrite your life story! Learn about positive psychology! My clients come to me for life coaching to address issues of relapse in addiction, co-dependency, stress management, life balance, yoga/meditation techniques and to help manage long-term recovery from addictions. I work by telephone, text or ZOOM.
(520) 465-7880 View (520) 465-7880
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Annie Farnsworth
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85718
We all deserve and want happiness and well-being! New skills and habits can be developed to utilize our emotions and improve our effectiveness in dealing with a range of life's difficulties. Our goal is to provide informed, effective, compassionate support to guide you toward your own personal transformation. All of our practitioners are highly experienced doctoral level professionals who offer evidence based positive psychology, interpersonal, and goal/value identification. We are trauma informed health and mental health specialists who are here to focus on and support you living joyfully and authentically. Find us at MettaAZ.com.
We all deserve and want happiness and well-being! New skills and habits can be developed to utilize our emotions and improve our effectiveness in dealing with a range of life's difficulties. Our goal is to provide informed, effective, compassionate support to guide you toward your own personal transformation. All of our practitioners are highly experienced doctoral level professionals who offer evidence based positive psychology, interpersonal, and goal/value identification. We are trauma informed health and mental health specialists who are here to focus on and support you living joyfully and authentically. Find us at MettaAZ.com.
(520) 441-3103 View (520) 441-3103
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Melinda Y Loya
Counselor, MS, LAC
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85715
I can help you by using positive psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-focused, and mindfulness approaches in order to move forward in mental wellbeing rather than feeling stuck or held back.
"Darkness cannot extinguish the light of even a small candle". Sometimes we just need a little bit of guidance to return our gaze to the light, to the good, and to the gratitude. Maybe you forget that they are there because of daily stresses or anxieties. Maybe you are just feeling so overwhelmed by your emotions that you find yourself struggling throughout the week. Maybe you just need a guiding voice to be present, help you understand your emotions, and learn coping and interpersonal skills that will help you. My experience and practice is focused on helping teens and young adults with this.
I can help you by using positive psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-focused, and mindfulness approaches in order to move forward in mental wellbeing rather than feeling stuck or held back.
"Darkness cannot extinguish the light of even a small candle". Sometimes we just need a little bit of guidance to return our gaze to the light, to the good, and to the gratitude. Maybe you forget that they are there because of daily stresses or anxieties. Maybe you are just feeling so overwhelmed by your emotions that you find yourself struggling throughout the week. Maybe you just need a guiding voice to be present, help you understand your emotions, and learn coping and interpersonal skills that will help you. My experience and practice is focused on helping teens and young adults with this.
(520) 666-8870 View (520) 666-8870
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Dr. Tanis L Thouin
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, PhD, LISAC, CTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85715
She has a humanistic approach and utilizes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Positive Psychology, Motivational Interviewing, Family Systems, and Client-Centered Therapy.
Dr. Thouin has over 25 years of experience in the behavioral health field working with children, adults and families. As a psychotherapist, she provides individual and group therapy, while specializing in substance use disorders, addictions, and co-occurring disorders (trauma, grief, depression, anxiety). She is passionate about building positive trusting relationships. She believes that the development of effective coping skills and social support is critical to long term success. Dr. Thouin helps clients identify and process underlying problems so they can improve their quality of life.
She has a humanistic approach and utilizes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Positive Psychology, Motivational Interviewing, Family Systems, and Client-Centered Therapy.
Dr. Thouin has over 25 years of experience in the behavioral health field working with children, adults and families. As a psychotherapist, she provides individual and group therapy, while specializing in substance use disorders, addictions, and co-occurring disorders (trauma, grief, depression, anxiety). She is passionate about building positive trusting relationships. She believes that the development of effective coping skills and social support is critical to long term success. Dr. Thouin helps clients identify and process underlying problems so they can improve their quality of life.
(520) 214-3272 View (520) 214-3272
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Steve M Jenkins
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85704
I take a strengths-based, positive psychology approach to cognitive behavioral therapy with a focus both on relieving distress and improving overall well-being.
Anxiety on its own can be extremely challenging. To make matters more difficult, it often also comes with sleep difficulties or depression, which can make daily life an exhausting and frustrating experience. The good news is that with the correct approach, it is usually possible to make significant progress in a short period of time. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, and related difficulties (including panic attacks, OCD, generalized anxiety, phobias, PTSD, and others). I have a particular specialty in the treatment of insomnia and sleep related disorders.
I take a strengths-based, positive psychology approach to cognitive behavioral therapy with a focus both on relieving distress and improving overall well-being.
Anxiety on its own can be extremely challenging. To make matters more difficult, it often also comes with sleep difficulties or depression, which can make daily life an exhausting and frustrating experience. The good news is that with the correct approach, it is usually possible to make significant progress in a short period of time. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, and related difficulties (including panic attacks, OCD, generalized anxiety, phobias, PTSD, and others). I have a particular specialty in the treatment of insomnia and sleep related disorders.
(646) 916-4651 View (646) 916-4651
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The Mindful Lemon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85719  (Online Only)
Here at The Mindful Lemon, we believe in treating the whole person – we focus on the mind-body connection, positive psychology, law of attraction and mindfulness in conjunction with a multitude of evidenced based practice and therapeutic modalities to help you to achieve your greatest potential.
Our mission is to provide quality online mental health and substance abuse services while breaking down the barriers of traditional, office based therapy. Traditional mental health and substance abuse treatment tends to focus on what makes you sick, what you are lacking but at The Mindful Lemon, our clinicians let you sit in the driver’s seat, focusing on your strengths and assets to help you become the best version of you! This can be via traditional talk therapy, medication management, mindfulness techniques, an emphasis on health, wellness and fitness or any combination of the above.v
Here at The Mindful Lemon, we believe in treating the whole person – we focus on the mind-body connection, positive psychology, law of attraction and mindfulness in conjunction with a multitude of evidenced based practice and therapeutic modalities to help you to achieve your greatest potential.
Our mission is to provide quality online mental health and substance abuse services while breaking down the barriers of traditional, office based therapy. Traditional mental health and substance abuse treatment tends to focus on what makes you sick, what you are lacking but at The Mindful Lemon, our clinicians let you sit in the driver’s seat, focusing on your strengths and assets to help you become the best version of you! This can be via traditional talk therapy, medication management, mindfulness techniques, an emphasis on health, wellness and fitness or any combination of the above.v
(602) 838-7173 View (602) 838-7173
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Dan Kimball
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85701
Do you long to do more in your life, but struggle to make it happen? Have anxiety, worry, and self-doubt and depression when thinking about your life goals? Feel like you're just going through the motions? Have a plan of action but are scared you won’t succeed? Struggle with unwanted behaviors? Feel unable to decide on what course of action to take? First consider the needs of others, often overlooking yourself? Are ready to take action? https:/headway.co/providers/dan-kimball/
Do you long to do more in your life, but struggle to make it happen? Have anxiety, worry, and self-doubt and depression when thinking about your life goals? Feel like you're just going through the motions? Have a plan of action but are scared you won’t succeed? Struggle with unwanted behaviors? Feel unable to decide on what course of action to take? First consider the needs of others, often overlooking yourself? Are ready to take action? https:/headway.co/providers/dan-kimball/
(928) 585-0137 View (928) 585-0137
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Dina Michelle Vineberg
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85747  (Online Only)
Great to meet you! I specialize in working with individual adults in both Florida and California State. Prior to becoming a therapist, I dedicated 20 years to working in community health centers, hospitals, adult day care facilities, and a crisis support center and text line in California. This wide array of experience gave me the opportunity to identify those suffering from depression, anxiety, life transitions, loss, self-worth issues, relationship problems, and other life stressors. I continue to be honored and humbled with clients allowing me to enter their worlds.
Great to meet you! I specialize in working with individual adults in both Florida and California State. Prior to becoming a therapist, I dedicated 20 years to working in community health centers, hospitals, adult day care facilities, and a crisis support center and text line in California. This wide array of experience gave me the opportunity to identify those suffering from depression, anxiety, life transitions, loss, self-worth issues, relationship problems, and other life stressors. I continue to be honored and humbled with clients allowing me to enter their worlds.
(424) 234-8028 View (424) 234-8028
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Tina Denison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85701
My clients are ready to dig deep and grow. Most have been in therapy before and wish to continue the process of self-reflection to deal with new and old places they feel "stuck," and to update and strengthen or develop a sense Self that works in this ever more complicated world. I offer what is commonly referred to as traditional talk therapy, EMDR, and Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy. All clients must currently vaccinated and boosted against Covid and the flu.
My clients are ready to dig deep and grow. Most have been in therapy before and wish to continue the process of self-reflection to deal with new and old places they feel "stuck," and to update and strengthen or develop a sense Self that works in this ever more complicated world. I offer what is commonly referred to as traditional talk therapy, EMDR, and Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy. All clients must currently vaccinated and boosted against Covid and the flu.
(520) 689-8672 View (520) 689-8672
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Christina Romano
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, LISAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85712  (Online Only)
The essence of my counseling approach is that I know each person to be whole and unique regardless of what is currently being experienced. I help clients focus on areas of difficulty with kind acceptance. Knots of anxiety, depression and unhappiness unravel and resolve into greater peace. One begins to know oneself as bigger than the problem. I teach cognitive behavioral skills of mindfulness, centering and focusing to allow a greater repertoire of responses to habitual problem areas. I provide a safe place to explore one's deeper self and resolve issues that block happiness and the realization of potential.
The essence of my counseling approach is that I know each person to be whole and unique regardless of what is currently being experienced. I help clients focus on areas of difficulty with kind acceptance. Knots of anxiety, depression and unhappiness unravel and resolve into greater peace. One begins to know oneself as bigger than the problem. I teach cognitive behavioral skills of mindfulness, centering and focusing to allow a greater repertoire of responses to habitual problem areas. I provide a safe place to explore one's deeper self and resolve issues that block happiness and the realization of potential.
(520) 704-9199 View (520) 704-9199
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Nicoline Mayger Counseling LLC
Counselor, LPC, NCC, BC-DMT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85718  (Online Only)
My extensive experience includes adults, families and children in outpatient and inpatient settings in various states. I focus on women's therapy in private practice, and I am passionate about increasing their confidence, emotional strength, successful coping strategies, and empowerment. Clients find solutions never thought possible. I am also certified in EMDR, and the technology I use is highly effective for telehealth sessions.
My extensive experience includes adults, families and children in outpatient and inpatient settings in various states. I focus on women's therapy in private practice, and I am passionate about increasing their confidence, emotional strength, successful coping strategies, and empowerment. Clients find solutions never thought possible. I am also certified in EMDR, and the technology I use is highly effective for telehealth sessions.
(520) 369-4436 View (520) 369-4436
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Nancy Jarrell O'Donnell
Counselor, MA, LPC, CSAT, EAP, CCTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85712
I have been in the field of therapy/psychology for 30 years. I treat behavioral and mental health issues with an eclectic approach. One of my greatest passions has been the privilege of helping those who suffer find their way to healing, even after experiencing debilitating events and surviving unimaginable challenges. There are no zip codes exempt from suffering. There is no "one size fits all" approach. I would be honored to help you and be even a small part of your healing. I commend you for your courage to seek help. By doing so, I already know you are stronger than you realize.
I have been in the field of therapy/psychology for 30 years. I treat behavioral and mental health issues with an eclectic approach. One of my greatest passions has been the privilege of helping those who suffer find their way to healing, even after experiencing debilitating events and surviving unimaginable challenges. There are no zip codes exempt from suffering. There is no "one size fits all" approach. I would be honored to help you and be even a small part of your healing. I commend you for your courage to seek help. By doing so, I already know you are stronger than you realize.
(520) 447-3221 View (520) 447-3221
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Laura K Orlich
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MC, LPC, NCC, CEDS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85704
I support individuals and couples who are struggling with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, body image concerns, and other mood disorders to arrive at long-term, sustainable solutions. Years of experience and varied theoretical approaches address root-causes that drive your distress. In a safe, compassionate environment, you can explore your questions, concerns, fears, and goals. I devote attention, energy, expertise, humor and best recommendations to help you discover what you need to move forward. I work with English and Spanish speakers and all religions and backgrounds, including the LDS community.
I support individuals and couples who are struggling with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, body image concerns, and other mood disorders to arrive at long-term, sustainable solutions. Years of experience and varied theoretical approaches address root-causes that drive your distress. In a safe, compassionate environment, you can explore your questions, concerns, fears, and goals. I devote attention, energy, expertise, humor and best recommendations to help you discover what you need to move forward. I work with English and Spanish speakers and all religions and backgrounds, including the LDS community.
(520) 686-7377 View (520) 686-7377
Photo of Jacqueline Lafon, Pre-Licensed Professional in Tucson, AZ
Jacqueline Lafon
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85705
Are you struggling against an internal voice that says you aren't good enough or worthy of love and acceptance for who you are? This voice may have turned into beliefs that left you feeling unseen, unheard, and unloved. This is a common story for many people, however, it doesn't reflect the authentic nature of who you are. You are powerful, you are lovable, and you are worthy. During our time together, I willl help you reconnect with your true self by providing a safe, accepting, and judgemrnt free environment.
Are you struggling against an internal voice that says you aren't good enough or worthy of love and acceptance for who you are? This voice may have turned into beliefs that left you feeling unseen, unheard, and unloved. This is a common story for many people, however, it doesn't reflect the authentic nature of who you are. You are powerful, you are lovable, and you are worthy. During our time together, I willl help you reconnect with your true self by providing a safe, accepting, and judgemrnt free environment.
(520) 636-6935 View (520) 636-6935
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Shannon L King
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, APCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85743  (Online Only)
I promise you that even when it feels like you just can't do it anymore.. you really can! I personally have experienced much of life's hardships but I'm grateful for that because it gave me the opportunity to help others! I love helping people find their passion and understand how to cope through life. I primarily work with narcissistic abuse survivors as well as empaths and HSP's. Understanding how to function in a world that you seemingly don't fit into can be a huge challenge that comes with what seems like, debilitating anxiety, depression, and more. Being an empath myself, I can completely understand and relate to my clients!
I promise you that even when it feels like you just can't do it anymore.. you really can! I personally have experienced much of life's hardships but I'm grateful for that because it gave me the opportunity to help others! I love helping people find their passion and understand how to cope through life. I primarily work with narcissistic abuse survivors as well as empaths and HSP's. Understanding how to function in a world that you seemingly don't fit into can be a huge challenge that comes with what seems like, debilitating anxiety, depression, and more. Being an empath myself, I can completely understand and relate to my clients!
(520) 438-6287 View (520) 438-6287
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Savannah Wright
Psychologist, PhD, NCSP
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85716
Through therapy, I help children understand their big emotions and how to navigate through emotional reactions in more helpful, positive ways. I enjoy working with children and teens on finding the best coping tools to make the challenges of growing up feel a bit more manageable. I also help guide teens through their challenging teenage years that may be further impacted by mental health struggles, such as anxiety and depression. My overall goal is for kids and families to see and experience positive change in the home and school environments.
Through therapy, I help children understand their big emotions and how to navigate through emotional reactions in more helpful, positive ways. I enjoy working with children and teens on finding the best coping tools to make the challenges of growing up feel a bit more manageable. I also help guide teens through their challenging teenage years that may be further impacted by mental health struggles, such as anxiety and depression. My overall goal is for kids and families to see and experience positive change in the home and school environments.
(520) 217-8387 View (520) 217-8387
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Kevin O'Cain
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85711
Waitlist for new clients
Among the greatest gifts you can give yourself are awareness and acceptance. One of the biggest responsibilities our mind has is to make predictions based on our understanding of the world around us. These predictions can often lead us to repeat the same mistakes, or fail to take hold of things we desperately want. Are you someone who feels the need to make a change, but feels lost or overwhelmed with how? Do you feel out of place in your family, or with your friends? Are you working too hard at school, in your relationship, at work or with your children and feel like you don't have much to show for your efforts?
Among the greatest gifts you can give yourself are awareness and acceptance. One of the biggest responsibilities our mind has is to make predictions based on our understanding of the world around us. These predictions can often lead us to repeat the same mistakes, or fail to take hold of things we desperately want. Are you someone who feels the need to make a change, but feels lost or overwhelmed with how? Do you feel out of place in your family, or with your friends? Are you working too hard at school, in your relationship, at work or with your children and feel like you don't have much to show for your efforts?
(520) 779-3542 View (520) 779-3542
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Jeri Jones
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85704
Greetings! I enjoy working with children, adolescents and adults as they navigate issues and challenges of friendships, social skills, family estrangement, suicidal ideation, depression, anxiety, panic disorder, emotion regulation, grief, trauma, bullying and low self-esteem. I also have a special interest working with HSP (Highly Sensitive People). I bring over 18 years of counseling experience, working mainly as a school counselor. With that, I can help with any school related issue, and help support parents as they navigate the IEP and 504 processes.
Greetings! I enjoy working with children, adolescents and adults as they navigate issues and challenges of friendships, social skills, family estrangement, suicidal ideation, depression, anxiety, panic disorder, emotion regulation, grief, trauma, bullying and low self-esteem. I also have a special interest working with HSP (Highly Sensitive People). I bring over 18 years of counseling experience, working mainly as a school counselor. With that, I can help with any school related issue, and help support parents as they navigate the IEP and 504 processes.
(520) 348-2607 View (520) 348-2607
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Lisa VanHolsbeke
Counselor, MC, LAC
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85752
I have a unique background and heart to support emergency responders because I am an EMT and retired law enforcement officer. I have been a licensed therapist in Arizona since 2007. I believe first responders are very strong and resilient people, but sometimes they need support by a licensed professional who understands their jobs and work culture. I can help them build resilience, learn additional coping tools to get better outcomes at work and at home, and I can provide a safe and understanding environment to "off-load" and process some of the intrusive effects of trauma they've experienced (accepting adult clients only).
I have a unique background and heart to support emergency responders because I am an EMT and retired law enforcement officer. I have been a licensed therapist in Arizona since 2007. I believe first responders are very strong and resilient people, but sometimes they need support by a licensed professional who understands their jobs and work culture. I can help them build resilience, learn additional coping tools to get better outcomes at work and at home, and I can provide a safe and understanding environment to "off-load" and process some of the intrusive effects of trauma they've experienced (accepting adult clients only).
(520) 839-0352 View (520) 839-0352

Positive Psychology Therapists

How does positive psychology therapy work?

Positive psychology therapy derives from the work of Martin Seligman of the University of Pennsylvania. He and others developed the field of positive psychology building on humanistic theory. Positive psychology therapy is similar to acceptance and commitment therapy, and it essentially quiets emotional distress through positivity, contentment, and well-being. This therapy does not reduce the individual to symptoms and conditions.

When do I know if I need treatment using positive psychology?

If an individual is overwhelmed by emotional distress and general negativity, they may feel trapped. A positive psychology therapist can help them view their emotions and behaviors differently, and approach life with a better understanding of their positive strengths. This therapy can provide an individual with the coping skills needed for a healthier and more constructive life.

What should I expect from positive psychology therapy?

The patient may be asked to explore their signature strengths. The therapist will also ask the individual to talk about their goals, which should be specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely. Discussing negative experiences and symptoms is important, but so is the exploration of positive experiences. The objective is to identify and lessen negative thoughts and behaviors and move toward optimal health and productivity. The individual will see life in a more positive and fulfilling way. This therapy is proactive and may use forgiveness, gratitude, hope, and compassion to help reframe negativity.

Is positive psychology effective in therapy?

Positive psychology therapy is evidence-based and effective. One study found that people with eating disorders benefit from this type of intervention. This therapy encourages the person to reframe their distressed thoughts and move into healthier patterns of functioning. This therapy also aims to move an individual toward what works well in their life. Positive psychology therapy can elicit lifelong change, with higher levels of satisfaction, less stress, as well as positive emotional and behavioral habits.