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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.

Please feel free to comment on the blog and engage in conversation with Dr. Smerling. You’ll also find recommended readings associated with the blog that may help in furthering your understanding of the topics covered.

7 Tips to Rock Pregnancy When You’re Doing It Solo

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...

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An Ugly Divorce Can Affect A Child’s Long-Term Health

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...

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How To Survive Your First Vacation As A Couple

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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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