How Gratitude Can Change Your Life

The Nystrom & Associates provider consulted for this article is Lindsay Barganz-Junker, MA, LMFT, DBT Team Lead/Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Focusing on gratitude is a life-altering tool, but hearing someone say, “Be grateful!” can seem like a broken record. However, it’s a cliché for a reason. Gratitude can change your life. It’s...

What Radical Acceptance Is & How to Apply It in Your Life

The Nystrom & Associates provider consulted for this article is Dr. Karin Ryan, PsyD, LP, Clinic Director, and Outpatient Therapist.     It’s no secret that life is full of changes. And sometimes in our lives, we go through something hard, something unwanted. That might be a change (job loss), a loss (children moving away),...

4 Steps to Assertive Communication

The Nystrom & Associates provider consulted for this article is Dr. Karin Ryan, PsyD, LP, Clinic Director, and Outpatient Therapist.          Do you know what the healthiest and most effective communication style is? According to Dr. Karin Ryan, Clinic Director and Outpatient Therapist at Nystrom & Associates, it’s assertive communication. Assertive communication...

What’s Your Communication Style?

The Nystrom & Associates provider consulted for this article is Dr. Karin Ryan, PsyD, LP, Clinic Director, Outpatient Therapist.        Minnesotans are known for the ability to "be nice" and/or passive-aggressive. “We have opinions, but we can be scared to state them directly,” says Minnesota-based provider and clinic director Dr. Karin Ryan. In...

4 Ways to Support Children’s Mental Health this School Year

The Nystrom & Associates provider consulted for this article is Heather Larson, Outpatient Therapist.         The beginning of a new school year can be a tough transition for children and families, especially considering the back-to-school season has looked so different throughout the last few years.   Heather Larson, Outpatient Therapist at...

How to Stop Procrastinating & Reach Your Goals

The Nystrom & Associates provider consulted for this article is Martha Sepulveda, Outpatient Therapist.   Do you find yourself procrastinating tasks often, even when you know completing them will help you? While some procrastination can be normal, chronic procrastination can negatively impact your life over time through added stress and anxiety.  “Research shows...

The Benefits of Vulnerability

The Nystrom & Associates providers consulted for this article are Michelle Iversen, LMFT and Brett Cushing, LMFT. Michelle and Brett are Outpatient Therapists and the co-hosts of Psyched for Psychology. Being vulnerable in the moment might be uncomfortable; however, vulnerability has many unforeseen benefits. Being vulnerable allows us to connect to...

3 Writing Practices for Your Mental Health

The Nystrom & Associates provider consulted for this article is Dr. Karin Ryan, PsyD, LP, Clinic Director, Outpatient Therapist.    Does writing have the power to make us feel better? According to Dr. Karin Ryan, Clinic Director and Outpatient Therapist at Nystrom, it does. Dr. Karin Ryan is passionate about putting thoughts on...

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