Are You a Defensive Pessimist?

Do you fixate upon potential presentation mishaps to the point where it becomes counterproductive? Read on. (Getty Images) Defensive pessimism is a tendency to think negatively about your current or future situation in order to avoid disappointment and keep yourself focused on areas for improvement. In my clinical practice working with high-functioning clients, I've found that many successful people often exhibit defensive pessimi [ + ]

Seven Things You Need To Know To Overcome Networking Nerves

As a clinical psychologist in New York City who works with some of the city’s most professionally motivated and strategic social climbers (most won’t admit it until they’re safely ensconced in a confidential session at my office), it's no surprise that many clients want to brush up on their networking skills. My clients are intelligent, driven people who want to get the best return on investment on the time and effort they spend at networki [ + ]

Don’t Feel Chemistry With Nice Guys? Here’s How to Change That!

Feb 16, 2016

Nervous excitement can confuse your heart! Have you ever felt frustrated that you seem to get hopelessly "head over heels" for unavailable men, yet find yourself hopelessly impervious to the advances of nice guys who are genuinely available and ready for a serious relationship?  Would you like to change this pattern so you can finally start enjoying a great relationship and quit wasting time with men who play hot-and-cold with your emotions? [ + ]

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