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Psychology has a lot to offer, and here at Connecte we’re passionate about making psychology more accessible and available outside of the therapy room. Check out our blog posts to learn about everything from how to talk to your kid who’s struggling with weight, how to connect with yourself and reach your goals, and how to make therapy work for you.

Boundaries

Our kids practice setting boundaries with us from a young age, to assert themselves through stages of growing independence, and also to learn what limits will be respected based on how we react. These transition times can be scary for parents, as we struggle with feelings of inadequacy,  loss or rejection. But when we handle...
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Pressure To Be Productive During The Pandemic And What To Do About It

Feeling overwhelmed by pressure to be more pandemic-productive? You're not alone. Longer isolation has meant more time spent on social media and more blurring of home/work life boundaries, resulting in mounting pressure to be ever more performative and compounding stressors in an already challenging time. Dr. Zhen Xu shares strategies for now, for how to...
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REAL help for teens struggling with eating, activity or body image

As parents, we want our kids to be healthy, body and mind, but sometimes we feel like we have little control or influence. We want them to learn how to take care of themselves in a healthy way, without developing an unhealthy preoccupation with their eating or body image. So, how can we help our...
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You Are More Than What You Eat

Some attention to how we eat and where our food comes from can have positive effects on our physical and mental health. Cross that optimal level of stress, however, and preoccupation with the quality of food can start to feel all-consuming. 
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That Moment When You Don’t Like Your Therapist

You’ve been building up to going to therapy for a while. It feels scary, and you’re apprehensive at first but the first couple of sessions go OK; your therapist seems to understand you and it feels good. But then, over the next couple of sessions, you start to get the feeling that they don’t really...
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If Your Relationship with Food Wasn’t Complicated Enough…

We know that eating disorders grow out of different factors – biological, emotional, social, and cultural – and the effects of the pandemic, like increased uncertainty or isolation, might increase vulnerability. So it's all the more important to name and validate what is new and scary, while finding adaptive ways to cope.
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