At Kip, we often explain that a therapist’s job is to ‘debug’ your brain. In software engineering, debugging means identifying and correcting errors in computer software code. In therapy, your therapist identifies unhealthy patterns in your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and then works with you to rewire your brain so that it creates better, more helpful ones. Continue reading “Debugging the brain: 3 things we look for in a Kip Therapist”
Therapy is broken. It is a medical profession that too often ignores scientific methods and data-based processes that significantly improve the effectiveness of treatment. At Kip, we’re changing this by rebuilding the therapy process so that science and data guide every decision a therapist makes. Continue reading “Does your therapist believe in science?”
This is a guest post by Kip’s Chief Clinical Officer, Dr. Anja Schmitz
We make breakthroughs in therapy when we can discover patterns between what we are doing, thinking, and feeling. We uncover patterns by tracking data: the thoughts, feelings, and actions that we experience every day.
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Called Square Breathing, this is Dr. Christina Pascarzi’s go-to technique for calming down anxiety in the moment. In fact, she gives each of her clients a business card with the instructions on it.
One of the hardest things about struggling with your mental health is how alone the experience makes you feel. You assume that no one else is going through the same thing, feel uniquely bad or incompetent, and fear others might found out you’re not doing well and judge you. The truth is the complete opposite.