Accelerated Therapy

May 14, 2018By Tessa Gittleman, LAMFT

If your car were stalling repeatedly, would you assume it could be fixed in weekly, 45-minute intervals? Probably not. Attempting to solve your car problems this way would only allow you to address superficial issues. Sure, it might drive nicely for a while, but a part of you would be anticipating when the next stall … Read More

Are you SAD?

January 16, 2018By The Calli Institute

Been thinking about warmer climates lately? Planning a trip to the beach for spring break? You’re not alone. Minnesota is known for its harsh winters and this one has been especially hard. One of the reasons for your desire to head south may have to do with the body’s natural yearning for daylight to brighten … Read More

Learning to Peacefully Co-Exist with Anxiety

September 20, 2017By Tessa Gittleman, LAMFT

Do you feel as if situations and people around you are growing more and more anxious? You are not alone. According to the American Psychological Association’s Journal of Personality and Social Study, anxiety has increased dramatically since the 1950’s . It has increased so much so, that the average high school student’s anxiety is equal … Read More

The Power of Gratitude

November 24, 2016By The Calli Institute

The time of year we focus on being thankful has settled upon us.  Have you thought lately about what you are grateful for?  Do you know why this exercise so important?  Because it reminds us that there are positives in this world even in the face of adversity.  When we focus our attention on what … Read More

Every 13 Seconds

October 25, 2016By Cathy Malmon, LMFT, LICSW

In the time it took you to count to 13, someone in this country took their own life. Think of it. Counting to 13 doesn’t take that long. A friend, a family member, a colleague, a neighbor, a co-worker, a stranger, a celebrity are dead, in the time it took to count to 13. Suicide … Read More

Stigma

September 19, 2016By Cathy Malmon, LMFT, LICSW

Early cultures viewed mental illness as a form of religious punishment, possession or personal weakness. The mentally ill were often viewed as violent or unpredictable and the misguided perceptions about causes of mental illness often led to fear and discrimination. Negative attitudes about mental illness persisted into the 18th century where the primary form of … Read More

“Would it Help?”

May 31, 2016By The Calli Institute

I have not seen the movie Bridge of Spies, but recently a patient told me about the film because it contains one of the greatest quotes of all times, “Would it help?”  You may be asking, “What’s so great about that?”  Well, this query seemed to be the cure for my patient’s struggle with anxiety … Read More

Changing Your Mood and Life By Writing

May 17, 2016By Cathy Malmon, LMFT, LICSW

Last year, an article in the Star Tribune on January 19th caught my eye. As someone who has long kept personal diaries, I often wondered if the negative beliefs I had written about myself over those agonizing junior and high school years could have been rewritten to more satisfying conclusions about myself. Those diaries were … Read More

Change…Be in Charge of the Process

March 29, 2016By The Calli Institute

If you are reading this, chances are either you or someone you know is involved in . This means that change is somewhere on your radar. Change can be a scary thing.  We are indeed creatures of habit, where the inevitable act of doing something different and embracing change can make us feel nervous. Alongside … Read More