Do you find yourself surrounded by family and friends and yet you still feel alone? Was it your dream to come to New York City but now you’re finding that your dream isn’t coming true? Do you often feel out of place, lonely and sad with no place that … [Read more...] about Lonely in the city?
Do you have a friend or relative struggling with depression? Do you want to help but don't know how? On Today.com, Dr. Ross shared guidelines for communications when speaking to a friend or loved one who is depressed. Depression is much more … [Read more...] about What to say (and not say) to someone who is depressed
Do you know what makes you happy? Raj Raghunathan would argue that you probably think you do; however, you may not be approaching happiness in a way that is most beneficial for you. We all want to be happy, but how do we know we’re on the right … [Read more...] about Why so many smart people aren’t happy
What if therapy weren't just about specific symptoms, but about developing the capacity to be loving? Writing in The New York Times, Steven Reisner (himself a psychoanalyst and couples therapist) describes his return to see his therapist, Martin … [Read more...] about The capacity to be loving
Have you ever called in sick to work because you needed a break? Needing a break to relax and focus on yourself is normal, but the idea of "self-care" days hasn't entered the mainstream vernacular just yet. In an interview featured in the US News … [Read more...] about Do you need a self-care day off from work?
Do you know someone with depression and are unsure of what to say? In this article in the U.S. & World Report News, Dr. Alison Ross shares her insights. The most important thing is to be sympathetic. “Do not say things like ‘snap out of it’ or … [Read more...] about Helping a friend or loved one with depression
One fear that people have before starting therapy is opening up and talking about their biggest fears or anxieties in front of a complete stranger. Dr. Alison Ross was interviewed by US News & World Report about choosing a therapist that works … [Read more...] about How Do I Know if My Therapy Is Working?
Do you feel that work is a consistent trigger of stress? You are not alone. In this US News & World Report article, Dr. Alison Ross is interviewed about the effects of modern-day work expectations and routine. I think people entering the … [Read more...] about Can modern day work-life be making you depressed?