Articles by Dr. Kathleen Cairns

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LIFE GOES ON: Help For Bullies?

 HELP FOR BULLIES?  Victims are receiving a lot of attention lately. There is pending legislation to protect them from bullying in schools and online. It’s about time. I found the following statistics at the http://behavioral-management.com/bullying-statistics…







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LIFE GOES ON: You Can Be Happier

Honesty & Integrity If we have lived most of our lives in unhealthy relationships, most likely we’re not accustomed to living in honesty. We have lived in the denial of our own emotions, needs, and…



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LIFE GOES ON: Dating Rules

It was a dark and stormy night. My patient, let’s call her Mary, went to a bar in an upscale restaurant, looking to meet a man. Divorced a few years ago, she felt ready to…







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LIFE GOES ON: Psych Meds

PSYCH MEDS Many psychological issues are not related to childhood trauma, abuse, neglect, or painful life events. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar 1 & 2, Schizophrenia are examples of mental illness that may…



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LIFE GOES ON: Not All Mothers Are Nice

Here’s the problem. It’s MOTHER’S DAY. Hallmark Card moments. Television commercials recommending hearts and flowers. Beautiful gifts. But, what if you don’t have a great relationship with your mother? What if your mother has abused/neglected/disappointed…



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LIFE GOES ON: What is CBT?

WHAT IS CBT? Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, CBT, is a method of psychotherapy that enables one to deal with negative feelings and behaviors by tackling issues that cause discomfort in daily life. Let me take you…