Social Media and Self-Esteem

Social Media and Self-Esteem: 3 Ways to Improve the Way Social Media Makes You Feel By: Ella-Mei Matias, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo undergraduate intern, supervised by Dr. Hannah Roberts Social media seems to consume us nowadays. From mindlessly scrolling, to relaxation, or even when using with friends, it’s everywhere. While social media offers many positive […]

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Summer Self-Care Series

Summer Self-Care Series: An Intro to Mental Wellness by Taylor Ureta, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo undergraduate intern, supervised by Dr. Hannah Roberts Happy summer, Thrivers! Welcome to the first section of the Summer Self-Care Series. With bright skies and sunny days ahead, this series will highlight the perfect opportunity to prioritize summer self-care. Here […]

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Graduating from Therapy

Graduating from Therapy – What to Expect Learning to Thrive: A How-To Guide for Therapy by Gavin Hannegan, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo undergraduate intern, supervised by Dr. Hannah Roberts Hello Thrivers! Welcome to the final installment of a three-part series called, “Learning to Thrive: A How-To Guide for Therapy.” This series will help you understand […]

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How To: Your First Therapy Session

Your First Therapy Session – What to Expect Learning to Thrive: A How-To Guide for Therapy by Gavin Hannegan, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo undergraduate intern, supervised by Dr. Hannah Roberts Hello Thrivers! Welcome to the second installment of a three-part series called, “Learning to Thrive: A How-To Guide for Therapy.” This series will help you […]

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Starting Therapy: What to Expect

Starting Therapy – How to Prepare Learning to Thrive: A How-To Guide for Therapy by Gavin Hannegan, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo undergraduate intern, supervised by Dr. Hannah Roberts Hello Thrivers! Welcome to the first installment of a three-part series called, “Learning to Thrive: A How-To Guide for Therapy.” This series will help you understand what […]

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Why Your True Crime Obsession Is Bad For Your Anxiety

Why Your True Crime Obsession Is Bad For Your Anxiety by Gavin Hannegan, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo undergraduate intern, supervised by Dr. Hannah Roberts Getting scared can feel thrilling and cathartic. Forms of entertainment, like horror movies, are entirely dedicated to instilling these feelings in people. While we can recognize that the monster on the […]

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How to Have Better Boundaries with Your Phone

How To: Have Better Boundaries with Your Smartphone “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” ~Anne Lamott by Gavin Hannegan, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo undergraduate intern, supervised by Dr. Hannah Roberts Every Sunday morning, my iPhone sends me a notification reviewing my average screen time for the […]

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Therapy for Future Therapists

Think You Want to Become a Therapist? Go to Therapy! “Understanding why people suffer, how they change, and how to help them live satisfying lives is a fascinating and important undertaking.” ~John & Rita Sommers-Flanagan by Gavin Hannegan, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo undergraduate intern, supervised by Dr. Hannah Roberts How can you tell if being […]

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Therapy Beyond Crisis

Accessing Therapy Beyond Crisis Situations “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” ~Viktor E. Frankl by Gavin Hannegan, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo undergraduate intern, supervised by Dr. Hannah Roberts There’s a misconception that therapy should be complete once you start “feeling better.” It’s important to recognize […]

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