Blog

Welcome! Our goal with this blog is to tap into the rich clinical knowledge of our team in order to provide high quality, curated content that is useful to both clients and therapists. Some articles such as those in our “Therapy 101” series are more introductory and aimed at people who are considering or are new to therapy. Others like our “Deep Eddy Discussions” series dive deeper into a topic and may be more relevant to therapists or experienced clients. We hope that this blog will serve as a valuable resource for enriching your therapy experience here at Deep Eddy.

One Major Myth About Happiness (and 3 Ways to Be Happier)

One Major Myth About Happiness (and 3 Ways to Be Happier)

Video by Drs. Charlotte Howard and Tori Olds Article by Dr. Kyler ShumwayAre you happy?  If so, why?   Is it because life gave you a gift?  Did you get a big raise, a new friend, a free cup of coffee?  Is it because you feel grateful for the things life has given?  A...

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Why People Judge Themselves (and Others)

Why People Judge Themselves (and Others)

Video by Dr. Charlotte Howard Article by Dr. Kyler ShumwayWhy are people so judgy?  Is it because we focus on the bad, and not the good?  Is it because positivity is somehow unhelpful or unwise?  Or is it something else? Dr. Charlotte Howard, co-founder and owner of...

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Cultivating Connection: A 12-week Therapy and Yoga Group

Cultivating Connection: A 12-week Therapy and Yoga Group

Sign up for Deep Eddy's newest group experience... Cultivating Connection: A 12-week Therapy and Yoga GroupFridays, 11:30am-1:00pm, Jan. 7-April 1, 2022 About the Group If you are looking for a new, deeper therapy experience that will integrate your mind, body, and...

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Should You Do Group Therapy?

Should You Do Group Therapy?

Video by Dr. Charlotte Howard Article by Dr. Kyler ShumwayWhether you want to get better at relationships, have a source of social support, or take your personal growth to the next level, group therapy is probably the right choice for you. After all, group therapy is...

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What to Do When People Think You are Too Needy

What to Do When People Think You are Too Needy

Many people worry about being vulnerable because they fear coming across as too needy.  Instead, they try to hold it all in.  They don’t open up with friends and loved ones.  

But when we stay silent about our needs, our needs can’t be met by others.  

Too many of us feel caught in a bind, a catch twenty-two.  Do I open up and ask for my needs to be met and risk seeming emotionally needy, or do I ignore my needs altogether?

Thankfully, the solution to fearing neediness is simple.  

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How to Have a Healthy Breakup

How to Have a Healthy Breakup

Nobody likes a breakup.

And yet, breakup happens all the time in relationships. Things might start off great, with lots of warmth and positivity, only for the relationship to change over time. The spark might fade as the two of you grow apart and change. There may be moments of broken trust, broken hearts, and broken promises. What started off as a strong team and a source of support may transform into something stressful and full of conflict.

When the relationship has met its end, how can you end it well?

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DANGEROUS POETRY?

DANGEROUS POETRY?

On texting, communication, and healthy relationships  Aaron Dembe, PhD, Deep Eddy PsychotherapyDid you send 94 texts today? If so, that’s about average. SMS text messages, those byte-sized dispatches that materialize on handheld screens, have increasingly become the...

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What should you do after a breakup?

What should you do after a breakup?

What should you do after a breakup? Video by Dr. Charlotte Howard Article by Dr. Kyler Shumway Society often tells us that you need to take time, do your own work first, and then consider starting something new.  Granted, if you are recovering from a relationship that...

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New! Assessments for Businesses and Executive Leaders

New! Assessments for Businesses and Executive Leaders

Deep Eddy Psychotherapy is thrilled to announce our newest service: Assessments for Businesses and Executive Leaders. Whether you run a small business or a large company, our psychologists can provide you with the insights you need to succeed. Curious about what the...

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Overcoming Screen Exhaustion

Overcoming Screen Exhaustion

If you have been feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, or otherwise sick of virtual meetings, you are not alone.  Recent studies have begun to examine the effects of virtual meeting and screen fatigue, recently called “Zoom Gloom” by folks on social media.  Whether you are...

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Regret

Regret

Regret feels bad because it comes with a sense of personal failure, is often visible to those around us, and is accompanied by self-blame, shame and sometimes guilt. Studies show that regret is a common emotion, 70% of adults having a significant sense of regret....

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Ask a Therapist:  Using Psychology to Treat Feeding Disorders

Ask a Therapist: Using Psychology to Treat Feeding Disorders

Insights from Dr. Katie Fahrner Katie Fahrner, Ph.D., earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Alliant University California School of Professional Psychology and her master’s in Developmental Psychology from San Francisco State University. Dr. Fahrner joined...

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What to Do When You Are Anxious About Seeing a Therapist

What to Do When You Are Anxious About Seeing a Therapist

By Lauryn Williams It’s common to have anxiety about therapy.  As a long-time therapy client, therapy still makes me anxious from time to time.  The thoughts and fears about what it means to see a therapist, what you’ll talk about, and what you might discover are all...

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Can’t Sleep?

Can’t Sleep?

Dr. Kyler Shumway, a psychologist with Deep Eddy Psychotherapy, talks about learning how to sleep better using the science of psychology. Deep Eddy Psychotherapy serves kids, teens, and adults here in Austin, Texas. We are a heart-centered practice dedicated to...

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The 4 Biggest Myths About Self-Compassion

The 4 Biggest Myths About Self-Compassion

Self-compassion has been around for more than two thousand years – but most of us still don’t want it. We put the needs of others above our own. We punish, criticize, and hate ourselves for our mistakes and foibles. And we hold ourselves to unrealistic standards, ones...

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