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Welcome to Dr. Chanderbhan’s Blog. Our happiness and our satisfaction with our lives is often shaped by our perspective. Therapy helps us shift our understandings about ourselves and ourselves in our relationships; it’s these shifts that lead to growth and contentment. In a busy, information overloaded world, this blog offers quality information and insights about emotional health and well-being. While the blogs are not a substitute for professional advice, I hope these posts will help you develop new ways of tackling everyday challenges.

Abuse Victim

Are You An Abuse Victim? 6 Signs and What to Do Next

It is hard to imagine a clear definition of what abuse is and whether or not you are a victim. We see the extremes of abuse performed in television dramas and film but often overlook the daily occurrences of abuse that weave themselves into the fabric of our relationships. This tendency to ignore or negate our own suffering can sometimes occur because we don’t understand the various forms that abuse can take in our lives. Read more

8 Ways to Refresh Your Relationship


Is your relationship in need of a revamp? Do things feel a little dry, boring, or stale? Not to worry, every long-term relationship goes through those periods. Simple preparation and a willingness to take action can improve and refresh your connection. Here are eight ideas: Read more

Tough Guys Suck it Up: 8 Ways to Recognize Male Depression

male depression

On average, over 30 percent of all adult males will experience some form of depression in their lifetimes. While women are more likely to develop and report depression, men are overwhelmingly less likely to seek help for it. Unfortunately, in our modern society, perceived gender roles often dictate that men must “suck it up” or “deal with it.”
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Couples Therapy: What it is, Why it Matters, and How it Helps

Couples Therapy

When you think of “couples therapy” do you think, “Wow, what a great idea!”
Or does a flashing red light go off in your head accompanied by thoughts like these:
“Isn’t couples therapy a last resort for really unhappy couples?”
“Aren’t those the sessions you schedule to pour out complaints and stir up trouble?”
“Don’t people do that just to confirm that their relationship really is too far gone?”
Unfortunately, couples therapy is often seen as a reaction to a relationship crisis instead of the really good thing it can be in every season of your love. Read more

Abuse Victim

Are You An Abuse Victim? 6 Signs and What to Do Next

It is hard to imagine a clear definition of what abuse is and whether or not you are a victim. We see the extremes of abuse …

Familismo

Your Family Needs You: Why Familismo and Self-care Aren’t at Odds

Balancing familismo and self-care goals can be a difficult task for those of Latin American descent. It can often feel that …

8 Ways to Refresh Your Relationship

Is your relationship in need of a revamp? Do things feel a little dry, boring, or stale? Not to worry, every long-term relationship …