Could This Be The Solution to Homelessness?


The Psychology Behind Homelessness and What’s Being Done To Fix It Homelessness is a global problem. In the United States, one of the richest countries in the world, is no stranger to the struggle of its citizens having no place to call home. Policy leaders, officials and activists have been searching for the solution to […]

How to Find a Job on a Budget

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Job-hunting can be expensive, but you can find a job without breaking the bank.  Sometimes, it takes a while to figure out what you want to do. Other times, it takes a while to get a job…doing what you want to do. Whether you are looking for a new career or just want a change, […]

7 Steps to a Budget Christmas (For Years to Come)

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Times are tough, now more than ever. With the holidays coming into their stride, the stress of preparing the festivities may have you coming to a financial standstill. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Here are some simple, applicable steps you can take to fostering a joyful Christmas on a reasonable budget. Step […]

The 22 Most Popular Resolutions and 22 Ways to Break Them


Every year, we torture ourselves by making New Year’s Resolutions that we don’t keep. So our staff at Thriveworks thought it would be more productive to list out the most popular resolutions we all take part in and how we most often (creatively) break them. 1. Read more books this year! Renew your Netflix subscription […]

Why “Asking” Is A Superpower


How putting yourself out there can get you almost anything you want. Asking is a superpower. Really, it is. What makes something “super” or “powerful” has a lot to do with how effective it is and how unique it is as an action. Well, asking is a skill that not enough people utilize, yet it’s […]

At Last! A Tip That May Actually Solve Procrastination Once And For All


What is the unbelievable solution to procrastination? If being a procrastinator means that you are lazy, then almost all of us are in trouble. Putting off important tasks seems to be something the majority of people struggle with, despite how illogical it really is. I’ve found myself completing a task at the absolute last minute, […]

4 Things You Need To Know About Aging in Place

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What does “Aging in Place” mean for you and your loved ones? All of my grandparents are aging in place. In fact, most senior citizens older than the retirement age do this. It’s nothing new, and as our population grows, it will become even more common. So what is “aging in place,” and why is […]

7 Tips For Staying Positive During Unemployment


Steps to tackling the mental health challenges of unemployment. You’re in between jobs, and with that fact comes an air of uncertainty that is likely weighing down on you. Many times, people who are struggling with unemployment fight hard to stay positive in order to encourage the people around them, such as their spouses, friends […]

Why You Should Create Something Today


Invention is the sincerest form of self-actualization. A quick way to gaining satisfaction in pretty much anything is to create something. A mentality that is growing more prevalent these days is to share something amazing and likeable…and then leave it at that. Sure, you may lend a cheeky opinion to the photo or article you […]

3 Ways to Respond to Criticism


Tips for handling criticism in everyday situations. A major downside to putting yourself out there with an idea or opinion is that someone will always have something negative to say. In my own experiences, I’ve found that this can be a crushing, but manageable situation that requires the proper response. There are several ways you […]

4 Skills You Should Always Be Improving


The essential skills everyone needs to have and be improving on. No matter what profession you find yourself in, or if you are a student, learning should never end. Ironically, we tend to do the bare minimum of improving our skills, even though we have an endless supply of online resources at our disposal. Well […]

5 Studying Habits Successful People Have


Not all studying habits are created equal.  Whether you’re an undergrad, working for your master’s or receiving new training for your career, studying is essential for success in any industry. If you’re like me, however, you may not have or know about the best studying habits, and that can be a serious hurdle to achieving […]

Why Spending Money on Others Makes You Happier


You’re probably aware that altruism, such as spending money on others, tends to cause happiness. For some reason, however, we forget this when we get that paycheck on our desk and must decide what we will do with our resources. Still, if we can cement the notion that happiness is brought about through sacrificing our hard-earned […]

Is it Wrong to be Motivated by Fear?


Fear and motivation are often approached as two separate things. This makes sense because we often view what’s in front of us as something we are motivated by positively, or something that is negative, such as fear. Positive=good and negative=bad right? Well, not so fast. Fear is a type of motivation. You can’t really escape […]

4 Apps That Can Make Your Life Better


Our smartphones have become essential little devices and are definitely getting more and more integrated into our daily lives. We use apps for everything: social media, games, news, and sharing pictures. One hidden benefit to them, however, is their ability to actually improve your life across multiple levels, so I did a bit of research […]

5 Tips That Will Improve Your Life (That You Can Do Today)

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Let’s face it. Personal happiness and a healthy body take a lot of work, and it can be difficult just knowing where to start. But that doesn’t mean our well-being has to suffer, as there are simple, effective ways to start improving your life today without paying for an elaborate vacation or buying exercise equipment. […]

Why Millennials Need Counseling More Than Ever


What is a millennial? This generation consists of individuals between the ages of 18 and 33. These days, millennials are typically seen as upbeat individuals who are confident and technologically savvy. Unfortunately, that perception doesn’t hold up to the reality of what this generation is really experiencing. Going through the data, few contest that millennials […]

Thriveworks Richmond Featured on NBC 12 [Richmond]

One of Thriveworks’ newest locations, slated to open Aug 1, 2013, was featured on NBC 12. Thriveworks is opening its newest counseling location in Richmond, VA.Thriveworks counselors provide premium care with a focus on customer service. Our counselors are respected leaders in the field, and appointments for individual or couples counseling are available within 24 […]

Clinical Psychologist Meg Jay on why 30 is not the new 20

Clinical Psychologist Meg Jay was featured on TED talks this past week for her talk on twentysomthings. According to Meg, there are 50 million twentysomethings in the United States right now. That’s about 15 percent of the population, or 100 percent if you consider that no one’s getting through adulthood without going through their 20s […]

Counseling Community Forum and Discussion Board

Thriveworks Community Forum features member and counselor discussions, ranging from specific symptoms and related conditions, to topics concerning happiness and health. “If it takes a village to raise a child”, a village (community) can help individuals when they are in the middle of divorce, struggling with addiction, working through relationship problems, or even struggling with […]

Increase Your Income: Financial Coaching for Making Money


Fact: Nearly one in ten people in the U.S. do not have a job.[1] The American dream isn’t looking so dreamy these days. We’re looking at a volatile economy – not just in America, but in Europe. Unemployment. Worldwide political tensions. Overwhelming national debt.  Not exactly the best environment for financial success, is it? In […]

Strengths-Finder by Gallup: A Career Counselor’s Analysis

In 2001, Gallup released the first edition of Strengths-Finder in a book titled Now, Discover Your Strengths (Buckingham & Clifton, 2001). Strengths-Finder 2.0 was most recently introduced and updated to include 34 themes from the original five (Rath, 2007). In a personal evaluation of the constructivist-constructionist approach to career development I took the Strengths-Finder 2.0 […]

Tips for Making a Big Decision

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I’m writing an article for Newsday and I was hoping someone at Thriveworks Counseling could answer a few questions as soon as possible for the story. The article is about how to decide if you should sell your home or if you should rent it out – and I was wondering if you have any […]

How to be Highly Effective: Seven Habits you can Cultivate to Lead an Effective Life

In order to live a successful life and reap its benefits, one must be considered a highly effective person. To become a “highly effective” individual, there are 7 core habits one should adopt:   -          The Proactive Approach: In order to be highly effective, one must be extremely proactive and productive. When faced with a […]

Tips and Strategies for Older Applicants Seeking Jobs

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Hello, Dr. Centore – Thank you for your assistance with this article. I am basically needing a few pieces of advice for adults aspiring to change their careers.      What are some of the challenges older/more established individuals face today on the job market? Older applicants face a number of challenges in today’s job market. […]

Should I become a Counselor? Which Masters Degree do I Need?

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Hi! I am interested in becoming a counselor for this type of company (Thriveworks Philadelphia Therapy Center). I graduated The University of Rhode Island with a degree in Communications and my interests have changed to become a counselor. Is there a specific masters degree I should pursue besides mastering in psychology?   Greetings,   This […]