Entries by Sarah Pastore

When You Have to Wait

by Sarah Pastore, LCSW Faced with a high-stakes situation, our brains and bodies shift gears to tackle it. This stress response gives us a burst of energy, discourages us from taking unnecessary risks, and streamlines decision-making for quick action. In the longer term, chronic stress can be detrimental to our health, but in the short […]

Your Therapist Can’t Read Your Mind

by Sarah Pastore, LCSW When therapy is going well, it can sometimes feel like our therapist has just read our mind- “How did they know exactly how I was feeling?” But, of course, therapists aren’t psychic; we’re following what you’re communicating to us. This means that when therapy isn’t working as well, the therapist might […]