Dr. Seth Meyers, Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Seth Meyers, Clinical Psychologist

Saturday, March 16, 2024

Are the Bonds in Long-Distance Relationships Stronger?

While many swear off the idea of long-distance relationships due to the belief that they're fraught with too many challenges, some research suggests that the bonds in long-distance relationships may be unique strong. Why might this be? It makes logical sense that individuals in such a relationship may feel the need to work harder to connect emotionally because of the distance.

Check out this article for more information!

Thursday, February 23, 2023

The Dangers of Dealing with Chronic Stress

It should come as no surprise to anyone that stress is a negative experience. Yet what's important to note is the effect that chronic stress can have on one's mental health.

While a difficult day or two are common experiences for many, some individuals face daily challenges that result in ongoing stress. Check out this new article about stress to read about how depression is one of the risks of chronic stress - article here.

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Ask Yourself: Have You Possibly Become a Bitter Person?

Becoming emotionally bitter is a slow and sneaky process. Too often, one doesn't realize they are becoming bitter until it's too late. 

Check out my article for Psychology Today on the topic which includes simple questions you can ask yourself to see if you may have become a bitter person. Article here.

Quote of the Day

 Rarely do a find a quote that is as good as this one: 

"One response to fear of abandonment is to abandon yourself." (author unknown)

Readers can think about whether they have felt this fear in their own life and, if so, the different ways they may have engaged in behavior that was reckless, unhealthy, or not good for them. 

It's important to remember that a person can change in significant ways if they invest a lot of time and mental energy in changing (e.g., reading self-help books, watching self-help videos, seeing a therapist).

Saturday, February 26, 2022

My New Article: "The Benefits of Letting Someone Be Wrong"

My new article for Psychology Today is one that most people will be able to relate to. The need to be right or to prove another wrong is often tempting in close social interactions, but it's important to reflect on this.

Check out my article here! 

Friday, February 25, 2022

How Grateful Are You?

The practice of writing daily gratitude list can lead to a host of benefits. As psychologist and meditation teacher Tara Brach says, "Anything you practice regularly gets stronger." This means that being disciplined about this practice on a regular basis will reinforce your ability to feel positive and appreciate what you have rather than focus on what you don't have.

Coping Tip: Try making a gratitude list each day for a week and see, at the end of the week, if this practice makes you feel any different!