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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Dr. Smerling was recently quoted in a piece about the small things one can do to transform your relationship on SheKnows.com. She’s quoted as saying: “The-day-to-day hustle and fast-paced world we live in makes it challenging to really hear others and what makes them...read more
Dr. Smerling was recently quoted in a piece about rocking your pregnancy when you're doing it solo by Parents.com. She’s quoted as saying: "The first thing any woman facing a solo pregnancy should realize is that there are endless options for support," explains...read more
Dr. Smerling was recently quoted in a piece about how an ugly divorce can affect a child's long term mental health by Fatherly.com. She’s quoted as saying: “Any kind of anxiety caused by divorce or separation can and will affect a child’s physical health,” explains...read more
Dr. Smerling was recently quoted in a piece about not connecting with your child post partum by Romper.com. She's quoted as saying: Bonding leads to attachment, and "attachment is the lasting psychological connectiveness between human beings," writes Dr. Kathryn...read more
Dr. Smerling was recently quoted in a piece about asking yourself these four questions before you even think about cheating on Women'sHealth.com. She’s quoted as saying: The first things you should think about are the ramifications if you get caught—because chances...read more
Dr. Smerling was recently quoted in a piece about ways you can make your first vacation as a married couple more enjoyable on Bustle.com. She’s quoted as saying: Going on vacation as a couple can be a thrilling opportunity. Not only that, it's a great way to show...read more
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
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
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