dansharir

About dansharir

I have a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Walden University. I am also a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I am experienced is treating clients individually and in groups and also train counseling students. I have enjoyed teaching and supervising Master’s level clinicians. My practice focuses on the areas of anxiety, depression, and addiction.

How Mindfulness Meditation Combats Depression & Rumination

When we're depressed, our thinking patterns are often negative and cyclical. Our negative emotions fuel negative thoughts, then our negative thoughts reinforce more negative emotions. On and on it goes as we sink deeper, ruminating and feeling worse as time goes on. How can you escape the misery and find relief? Interrupt your ruminating mind with mindfulness meditation.

How Mindfulness Meditation Combats Depression & Rumination2019-09-02T16:02:16+00:00

Mindfulness: Trade Anxious Triggers for Daily Focus on the Here and Now

Anxiety is rooted in rumination or worry about the past or future. The way to stem your racing thoughts is to start expanding your mindfulness moments. Look around, engage your senses. There is likely plenty around to breathe in, focus on and enjoy. Let it distract you from your anxious or negative thoughts.

Mindfulness: Trade Anxious Triggers for Daily Focus on the Here and Now2019-08-13T13:17:53+00:00

How to Fix the Inaccurate Self-Perceptions that Fuel Your Social Anxiety

How often do you get caught in a web of your own self-critical thoughts after interacting with people? Can you go on like that for a long time, convinced that how you see yourself must be how others see you too? You’re not alone, many socially anxious people suffer the same cycle of harsh internal perception. The resulting unkind self-talk and self-defeating rumination then serve to keep anxiety high and make your reasons for avoiding interaction seem valid.

How to Fix the Inaccurate Self-Perceptions that Fuel Your Social Anxiety2019-06-03T21:28:55+00:00

What to Try When Your Child is Always Anxious

Everyday life is tough for a child wrestling with anxiety.If your child is constantly worried, on edge, and upset, life can be tough for you as well. You want more than anything to keep them safe and believe that they feel safe too. Your hope is that they can grow up confident in themselves and their ability to cope with the world.

What to Try When Your Child is Always Anxious2019-05-12T21:37:01+00:00

SAD? What You Can Do Now to Defend Your Mind Against the Dark Days of Winter

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of depression. However, it is cyclical or seasonal. In other words, it’s a depression that only happens during the winter months. Notably, there is a rarer form of the condition called Reverse Seasonal Affective Disorder. In that case, the depression occurs during the summer.

SAD? What You Can Do Now to Defend Your Mind Against the Dark Days of Winter2019-01-29T17:27:46+00:00