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Check out our latest blog posts

They Never Told Us Not to Love Them

In grad school, our professors told us not to sleep with them, and not to accept gifts, and not to let them fix our cars or code our websites. Our professors told us not to ...
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Help Yourself: 2018 Guide of Mental Health Resources

Thankfully, discussion and awareness about mental health and wellness is becoming more widespread in the United States today. Of course, private psychotherapy  is only one way to receive counseling and mental health treatment, and unfortunately, ...
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Coping with loss and grief

Coping With Loss and Grief

Throughout the course of our lives, we will inevitably experience loss, and naturally, grief is a part of the process. Both loss and grief are not only predictable, but likely to occur repeatedly throughout the ...
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The Problem with Emotional Memory

I rarely take the stance that emotions are something to be side-stepped or disregarded.   Most of the time, I write about how we need to acknowledge and accept our emotional reality, and how we can’t ...
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Featured TV Appearances

Esther Boykin offers tips on managing back-to-school anxiety with Good Morning Washington

Esther Boykin talks sex scandals with Shawn Yancy and Jim Lokay of fox 5 DC

Esther Boykin on Let's Talk Live

Recurring Features & Contributions:

Esther Boykin of Group Therapy Associates column in Posh Seven magazine

Esther Boykin of Group Therapy Associates column in MindBodyGreen.com
Esther Boykin and Erica Turner of Group Therapy Associates guest posts in TheDCLadies.com
Therapists of Group Therapy Associates in Haymarket Lifestyle magazine

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