Dr. Kathryn Smerling’s blog reflects her thoughtful approach. It is intended to provide readers with both philosophical and practical advice, which can be integrated into their lives. This approach supports her belief that therapy is not limited to the office or the couch, but instead provides a powerful choice for a better life overall.
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New Yorkers who couldn’t take off work for ‘A Day Without A Woman’ share support for marchers
Dr. Smerling was recently quoted in a piece about workers supporting those who couldn't take off work for 'A Day Without A Woman' marches in Pix11.com. She’s quoted as saying: "I don't know what exactly a day without women is," Dr. Kathryn Smerling, an Upper East Side...read more
3 Weight-Loss Success Stories That Prove the Scale Is Bogus
Dr. Smerling was recently quoted in a piece how the bathroom scale isn't a great way to measure your weight loss success on Popsugar.com. She’s quoted as saying: Throw away your scale. Seriously. "You need to start associating movement with something other than a...read more
Beau Biden’s Brother, Widow in Romantic Relationship
Dr. Smerling was recently quoted in a piece about Beau Biden's widow being in a new romantic relationship on Pix11.com. She’s quoted as saying: "This is a relationship that is often created out of a bond of mourning," psychotherapist Dr. Kathryn Smerling told PIX11...read more
I Did Not Raise a Donald Trump: In Defense of Good Men
I did not raise a Donald Trump. Like many mothers, I raised my son with an understanding that to be a man is not only to be strong and hardworking, but also to be loving and open to others. And like me, I see many mothers worrying about what a Donald Trump presidency...read more
Most Couples Say Traveling Together Keeps The Spark Alive, So Here Are The Most Romantic U.S. Cities
Dr. Smerling was recently quoted in a piece about how traveling together can keep the spark alive in your relationship on Bustle.com. She’s quoted as saying: Finding "couple time" is not only "highly important" but in fact, "crucial", Dr. Kathryn Smerling, New York...read more
What’s the Proper Etiquette For Dealing With Crying Babies on a Plane?
Dr. Smerling was recently quoted in a piece about the proper etiquette for dealing with crying babies on a plane on bravotv.com. She’s quoted as saying: That said, any parent knows that there’s no such thing as being too prepared. You have to expect the...read more
Peace on the Table
Thanksgiving is long past; Christmas and Hanukkah arrive in a couple of days. If you escaped political dissension during the former, consider yourself one of the lucky few! Hunkering down to the December holidays (and yet more time with loved ones) may mean additional...read more
Ten years ago there were only two options for the women of La Boquilla, a poor neighborhood in Cartagena, Colombia. The choice was simple: either a woman stayed home, bore children, cleaned and served her husband; or she could sell herself sexually. Thankfully, this...read more
What Happens When You Don’t Face Your Fears?
The violence of the past weeks is personally frightening and collectively overwhelming, and it’s only building on what’s happened in the recent past. According to PBS Newshour, in 2015 alone, there were 372 mass shootings in the U.S., killing 475 and wounding 1,870....read more
Helping Soldiers with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
The emotional life of soldiers has long been pushed into the shadows. It seems to go with the territory. After all, acting as an effective member of the military requires following orders and doing whatever is required to defend your country against the enemy—at all...read more