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Check out our latest blog posts

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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How to Avoid Defensiveness

How to Avoid Defensiveness

Don’t get defensive is something we say all the time.  Defensiveness is our natural and reflexive position when confronted with the idea that we’ve done something wrong or disappointed someone, particularly those we care about.  ...
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The Two Truths Problem

I don’t like my cat. It’s a relief to say it.  I don’t allow myself to think about it very often, and saying it out loud (so to speak) is a bit scary, but also ...
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"Real World" Mental Health

“Real World” Mental Health

As a college senior preparing to enter the “real world” (although college is definitely no fantasy land either), I am starting to realize that the free on-campus mental health resources that currently are just a ...
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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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