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What’s In A Name? Understanding Your Identity

“When I discover who I am, I’ll be free.” – Ralph Ellison. Invisible Man Identity is a tricky thing. Some people spend their whole lives looking for it. Others seek out every opportunity to avoid it, not wanting to be locked into a particular set of standards or rules. Regardless, the search to understand your[…]

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You’ve Been Meditating Wrong

What do you think of when you think of meditation? Images likely come to mind of Yoga poses or sitting with your legs crossed listening to the sound of running water. Whatever your motivation traditional and stereotypical forms of meditation are perfectly fine. There is nothing wrong with them. That being said, if your goal[…]

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You May Be Harming Yourself By Avoiding The Doctor

  Someone who loves you have probably given you a hard time about not seeing a doctor at least once in your life. Maybe your mother bothers you to schedule that 6 month dental cleaning. Maybe your husband or wife bugs you to get that mole checked. Maybe your friend gives you a judgmental look[…]

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ADD in Adults: More Common Than You Think

It’s one of those mornings. You are searching for your keys and, again, can’t seem to find them. You look everywhere: by the door, in your laptop bag, your nightstand, under the bed, and everywhere in between. Like a bad joke in a romantic comedy, where do you find them? They are in the freezer.[…]

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Accept Your Pain

Feeling overwhelmed with the amount or intensity of physical pain you are experiencing? Often times physical pain ultimately causes us equally persistent and extreme emotional pain and suffering. While it may seem counter intuitive or impossible, practicing acceptance of physical and emotional pain is possible and can reduce overall suffering. Check out my latest guest[…]

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Find A Consistent Source of Emotional Support

More than anything, when coping with anxiety, depression, or any other mental health issue it is of the utmost importance to have a consistent source of emotional support. You may be lucky enough to have people in your life that can support you like this. However, I often find that most people have well-intention-ed, caring[…]

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Rachel Roos Pokorney, LCSW Receives 2015 Best Businesses of New York Award

New York, March 02, 2016 — Rachel Roos Pokorney, LCSW has been selected for the 2015 Best Businesses of New York Award in the Counseling & Mental Health category by the Best Businesses of New York Award Program.

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Managing Your Mind By Managing Your Body

There is a strong connection between our mental and physical health. Sometimes when your mental health is out of whack, taking a look at your physical health can lead to a solution. Learn more through my latest guest blog post with Christine Fernandez & Associates. http://www.drchristinenyc.com/body/