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How “Overthinking” is Harmful

  Many people describe themselves as “overthinkers.” Most of us agree that taking time to think things through before we make a decision is a good idea, but when does this thinking become unhealthy and lead to problems like rumination and increased stress? Too much thinking can even cause us to become anxious or depressed. So what can… read more

Choosing Family Therapy in Holden, MA

It can be hard to pick up the phone and call a therapist for help with a family problem.  There are some common myths about families that might make this even more difficult.  For example, it’s easy to believe that good families shouldn’t have problems, children won’t have problems if you are a good parent,… read more

Growing Up Teen

“My friends aren’t there for me.” “Adults just don’t get it!” “No one understands what I’m going through…” Here at Labyrinth we’re here for you. We get it. And we understand what you are going through. Being a teen today is one of the toughest jobs. You are living in a world dominated by social media,… read more

Cognitive Distortions – Part 2

In our last post, we began discussing some of the most common cognitive distortions people experience. At Labyrinth Psychological Services, we know that therapy can help people to work through the ANTs they are battling on a daily basis. Continue reading the list below and seek help from our talented staff of mental health professionals… read more

Cognitive Distortions – Part 1

If you struggle with daily life, there is a good chance you may be suffering from a cognitive distortion. Cognitive distortions, also known as automatic negative thoughts (ANTs), are thinking patterns that are not actually in line with reality. These sorts of thoughts can lead to a number of reactions like sadness, angry outbursts, procrastination,… read more

Criminal Responsibility Evaluation and The Insanity Defense

There are lots of mixed feelings about the so-called “insanity defense.”  We remember some of the high profile insanity cases from the past such as John Hinkley Jr., Jeffrey Dahmer, Lorena Bobbit, John Salvi, and more recently James Holmes.  There can be a lot of media hype and misinformation about what happened during these trials… read more

Grief, Anxiety and Trauma

There are times in therapy when common strategies like cognitive behavioral therapy, processing feelings, taking medication and skills building, just don’t work out.  It can feel like you are talking and talking about a problem and getting nowhere.  Sometimes you may notice that you have the strategies you need to get through an anxiety attack… read more

What is Competency to Stand Trial?

Though our legal system can be imperfect, it is designed to be fair.  We are supposed to be “innocent until proven guilty” and have a fair chance to defend ourselves in court before a judge or a jury that will be objective.  But what happens if we are accused of a crime and don’t understand… read more

Choose Couples Counseling

It seems a lot of us were not around when they passed out the guide book for marriage and intimate relationships.  And if we didn’t grow up in a home with healthy, loving parents, we are in double trouble.  Add to that the fact that no one tells us that staying married can be hard… read more

There Has Never Been A Better Time To See A Therapist

There was a time when seeking out a therapist meant that something was wrong with you. People thought that others were attending therapy sessions because they were “crazy” or “unstable”. These days, however, this stigma has become nearly non-existent and people from all walks of life are looking for a therapist in order to make… read more