NECN Bi-Weekly Mental Health Segment

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

Summer Transition And Adjustment For Families

June 19, 2018

Summer is a time of transition for many families. Which means adjustment. During my regular bi-weekly mental health segment on NECN with anchor Joy Lim Nakrin, we discussed this topic today. We explored that for some families this results in positive feelings, excitement and connection. For others the result is family tension, family conflict and […]

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Marriage Tips

May 22, 2018

Marriage – empty nest, pre-marriage, newlyweds, long time marrieds – looking for a few practical tips? During my bi-weekly segment on NECN’s morning news with Joy Lim Nakrin, where I provide analysis and tips on timely topics, today I discussed: marriage, including my marriage book: Dr. Karen’s Marriage Manual. If you wish to watch this […]

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Summer Jobs For Teenagers – Value of Work

May 15, 2018

Teenagers: to work this summer or not to work? That is the question, and my most recent on air discussion during my regular bi-weekly appearance on NECN with anchor Joy Lim Nakrin, where I share analysis and tips on timely topics through my lens as a Psychotherapist/Family Therapist. My answer: oh yes! There is much […]

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Social Media – Healthy Debate or Hurtful Personal Attacks?

April 27, 2018

So many people are on social media. Thus, many know what it is like to post their opinion about a debate-worthy topic to only get blasted personally rather than the focus being on the debate topic at hand. Why is the communication style for some on social media attack oriented and aggressive? What are tips […]

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Teens, Sexting, Parenting Tips: What is normal sexual development?

April 7, 2018

If you are the parent of a teenager, then it is quite possible your teen is sexting. As NECN’s trusted go-to Psychotherapist/Family Therapist, this past week I had the opportunity to provide viewers with education regarding teen sexual development, my reaction to JAMA’s latest study about teenagers and sexting, share my timely analysis, and offer […]

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Tax Season – How to Manage Stress and Anxiety Reaction

March 23, 2018

Tax Season Stress is quite common. To say that tax season and stress goes hand and hand would not be an outrageous statement for many. This morning on NECN I explained the following: Stress-anxiety-worry feedback loop/cycle Top 3 reasons why tax season is stressful #1 tool to manage tax season stress reaction If you missed […]

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Tips For Winter Blues

March 2, 2018

Is the ‘winter blues’ real? Yes it is. It has everything to do with the 5 senses. Our senses effect how we feel emotionally and thus what we think and therefore how we act. Are there tips for people who get down in the dumps in the winter months? Oh yes indeed, it is all […]

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How to talk to children about mass shootings

February 16, 2018

The tragedy and pain of mass shootings cannot go unrecognized. We are all touched in a very deep way when such trauma occurs. The most recent shooting in a Florida school has left many children in other states experiencing true anxiety reaction symptoms. Parents are left wondering how to help their children to cope so […]

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Valentine’s Day Anxiety and Depression Tips

February 12, 2018

Are you feeling stressed knowing Valentine’s Day is coming? You are not alone. Single? In a new relationship? In a committed relationship? Married? Been together a short time or long time? Regardless of stage and phase of life, it is not uncommon for some to experience Valentine’s day stress experiencing anxiety and/or depression symptoms. Why […]

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