NECN Bi-Weekly Mental Health Segment

Dr. Karen appearing on her NECN bi-weekly mental health segment.

Why The Holiday Season Evokes A Range of Emotions

November 27, 2018

The week immediately following Thanksgiving often presents an uptick in the human emotional response with a wide range of emotions. This is the topic I discussed this morning live-on-air during my bi-weekly mental health segment on NBC Boston’s NECN with anchor Joy Lim Nakrin. Why does the holiday season evoke a range of emotions? Are […]

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Conflict Management for the Family on Thanksgiving

November 13, 2018

Why is it so common to experience family conflict when families get together over the holidays? With thanksgiving coming up, now is the time to consider the why, and to learn some practical tips to manage one’s emotions to ward off stress reaction. During my bi-weekly mental health segment on NBC Boston’s NECN with anchor […]

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Happy Events Trigger Negative Reaction

October 30, 2018

Here in Massachusetts where I am based as a Psychotherapist, there is a joyous Parade to be held tomorrow due to the Red Sox big win. Also tomorrow is Halloween. Both events seem wonderful, positive and fun for the many. Yet there are also many who experience a negative reaction to these seemingly positive external […]

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Kavanaugh Vs. Ford – Why is America Divided?

October 2, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh coverage is dominating headlines. Many sexual assault survivors describe how Christine Ford’s testimony stirred their own emotions about past trauma. Why? On the other end, many feel Kavanaugh and his family are being unfairly targeted. Why are there differing opinions? How do people with such differing views work through this?

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Trauma reaction & coping tips in times of tragedy

September 18, 2018

Trauma reaction personality style and coping tips in times of tragedy was today’s topic during my regular bi-weekly mental health segment on NECN with Joy Lim Nakrin. If you missed this live interview in response to the Merrimack Explosions, you are invited to view it on demand: Trauma & Tragedy – Tips.

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Tips to Help Children Attain Academic Success

September 8, 2018

Nature vs. Nurture, the age old debate and important discussion as to what influences us as humans. When it comes to formal educational attainment and success, it is my strong opinion that this is not an either/or debate. As a psychotherapist working with individuals of all ages, families and couples, it is quite clear to […]

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Helping Kids Adjust to Change

August 21, 2018

As parents, helping one’s children to adjust to the new school year, and transition smoothly when change occurs, all kinds of change, is an important part of parenting. During my bi-weekly segment on NECN this morning, I provided parenting tips to help with the process. If you missed my live segment, here’s the link for […]

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Census Survey: Couples And Financial Secrecy

July 31, 2018

New U.S. Census Bureau research shows that the income couples report on Census Bureau surveys do not always match tax data. Why the discrepancy? During my bi-weekly segment on NECN where I provide analysis and tips on timely mental health topics, I weighed in on this topic. Additionally, I discussed financial secrecy between couples in […]

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Me Too Movement – The Effect On Dating

July 17, 2018

The Me Too movement is extremely significant. The importance of holding those accountable for sexual assault is imperative. The after-effects this movement has had on dating and relationships is profound as well. I am hearing from males and females their experience in dating in terms of how this movement has effected them. During my bi-weekly […]

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Independence: What it is and How to attain it

July 7, 2018

What is independence? How can you help yourself and your children be independent? These are the questions I answered and Claiming Your Independence is the topic I addressed this week, during my regular bi-weekly mental health segment on NECN with anchor Joy Lim Nakrin. As we celebrate the national July 4th holiday of Independence Day, […]

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