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Boundaries: What They Are And How to Set Them

August 3, 2023
The Nystrom & Associates provider consulted for this article on boundaries is Dr. Karin Ryan, PsyD, LP, Clinic Director, Outpatient Therapist.  You're probably hearing a lot of buzz about boundaries these days. The term is used frequently in conversations, social media, and by celebrities. But what are boundaries? What are the...

Body Image Issues: How to Overcome Them

July 13, 2023
The Nystrom & Associates provider consulted for this article on body image issues is Dr. Karin Ryan, PsyD, LP, Clinic Director, Outpatient Therapist.  Poor body image is something many of us have struggled with at one point or another. It can especially rear its head in the warmer months when swimsuits...

How to Maintain Friendships

February 9, 2023
The Nystrom & Associates provider consulted for this article is Dr. Karin Ryan, PsyD, LP, Clinic Director, and Outpatient Therapist. Friendships are some of the most valuable relationships that we have in our lives. They provide us with emotional support, encouragement, and a sense of belonging. This increases our happiness, reduces stress, improves...

How to Stop Catastrophic Thinking

December 20, 2022
The Nystrom & Associates provider consulted for this article is Dr. Karin Ryan, PsyD, LP, Clinic Director, and Outpatient Therapist.       Ruminating on the worst-case scenario is not uncommon. However, it does not benefit us to continue to contemplate catastrophic thoughts. Doing so can prevent us from taking action and living as we'd like....

4 Tips to Manage Holiday Stress

December 6, 2022
The Nystrom & Associates provider consulted for this article is Dr. Karin Ryan, PsyD, LP, Clinic Director, and Outpatient Therapist.       The holiday season can be joyous and filled with memories, family time, and festive food. However, the holidays can also bring added stress. The cooking, shopping, decorating, socializing, and expectations for the...

How to Deal With Awkward Conversations

December 1, 2022
The Nystrom & Associates provider consulted for this article is Dr. Karin Ryan, PsyD, LP, Clinic Director, and Outpatient Therapist.     We will inevitably have awkward conversations with friends and family during the holidays and throughout our lives. Unfortunately, we cannot avoid them. However, we can learn tips for coping with those awkward...

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