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The Stress of Success

By: Larisa Garski, LMFT  In our modern Western society, we tend to equate success with positive emotions: joy, excitement, security. But there can be a shadow side to success. Whether we are experiencing accomplishments at work, at home, or out on the town, success brings with it an increase in responsibilities and an increased demand [...]

By | October 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Am I Getting Enough Sleep?

By Larisa Garski, LMFT In practice, most of us know that we need more sleep than we’re getting and that screen time  –  time spent on our smart phones, tablets, laptops, and computers – is only [exacerbating the problem](http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laurie-hollman-phd/effects-of-screen-time-on_b_11407544.html). Sleep hygiene, or the routines we move through 30-60 minutes before bed, drastically impacts both the quantity [...]

By | June 4th, 2017|Anxiety|0 Comments

I’m just so sick . . . of Tinder

By: Larisa Garski, LMFT When it comes to dating in the 21st century, it’s a brave new world of apps, websites, and compatibility algorithms all designed to find you the perfect date for right now, forever, and anywhere in between. But getting logged in, signed up, and profiled isn’t as easy as it seems. I [...]

By | May 26th, 2017|Relationship|0 Comments

The Power of Change

By: Larisa Garski, LMFT Change might be one of life’s most frustrating experiences. It often sounds like a great idea on paper: Change your job Change your workout Change up your routine with your partner   It promises adventure and new growth. The excitement of unexplored paths and a chance to shake off the daily [...]

By | April 20th, 2017|Anxiety|0 Comments

Clinician Spotlight: Larisa Garski, LMFT

Empowered Therapy, Inc. would like to welcome Larisa Garski, LMFT to our staff. Larisa specializes in the following areas: Geek-focused narrative therapy, anxiety/depression treatment, relationship therapy, couples therapy, co-parenting counseling, and family therapy. Larisa has specific training in the following diagnoses: Infertility, Grief and Loss, Anxiety, Depression, Adoption, ASD, ADHD, OCD. Larisa enjoys working with individuals, [...]

It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year, And I’m Anxious!

The holiday season is upon us, and many of us are already scrambling to find the perfect gifts, create a menu for our holiday meal, decorate our homes, and maintain some self-care in between. Although the holiday season is synonymous with joy, happiness, and celebration, for many people, the holiday season brings up anxiety and [...]

By | December 13th, 2016|Anxiety|0 Comments

Money Talks: Part 2 Co-Mingling Your Assets

One of the biggest decisions couples make is merging their finances. Many couples do not recognize the emotion implications of co-mingling their assets, but decisions about money are strongly tied to our value system. In Part 1 of this series, we explored the questions couples should ask themselves and their partners prior to making decisions [...]

By | November 11th, 2016|Couples Counseling, Relationship|0 Comments

Money Talks: Part 1 “Consciously Coupling” Your Finances

One of the most significant stressors in any couple’s relationship is money. Money can be a driving force for serious conflict in a relationship or marriage, and is among the top three most common contributors to divorce. My work with individuals and couples has shed light on the deeply personal relationship people have with money, [...]

By | November 4th, 2016|Couples Counseling, Relationship|0 Comments

Social Media and Self-Esteem: Avoiding the Comparison

Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. Snap Chat. Social media is taking over, and it’s making a big impact on our day-to-day lives, but most importantly, on our self-esteem. We compare, we get anxious, rinse and repeat. It has become so easy to access images of others and their lives, the vacations, weddings, restaurant visits, etc. How do [...]

By | October 28th, 2016|Anxiety, Women's Counseling|0 Comments

Therapy Anxiety: What To Expect When You’re Expecting (To Try Therapy)

I see many clients in my practice that have never been to therapy before, and fear the experience and are uncertain about what to expect. Many clients question the process, and are anxious to understand how I can help, how long will it take to feel relief, and if the process will be ongoing or [...]

By | October 24th, 2016|Anxiety|0 Comments