Welcome to The Padded Room

This blog is here to serve as your humble companion in your quest for a sense of wellness. In these posts, I’ll share the latest research paired with my psychological insights to help you gain a better understanding of yourself and the world around you. 

I’m here to provide you with a science-backed, no bullshit approach to help you achieve long term growth and change. 

Why is it called The Padded Room? Well, first off, I thought it was funny – a sense of humor goes a long way. And, much like the old concept of placing someone in a padded room for safety, I like to think of this as your virtual safe space to help with the jarring realities of life. Here, you’ll find a soft landing for life’s harshest truths.

Please feel free to explore. You can start with my most recent posts or, just below, you’ll find a list of categories that will allow you to sift through my blog based on your interests. 

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Being a Patient: Lessons From the Other Side of the Couch

Being a Patient: Lessons From the Other Side of the Couch

When I was twenty-two, I went to my PCP with a growing list of symptoms that were concerning to me. I left that appointment with a ninety-day supply of Xanax. When I was twenty-four, I went to a different doctor to discuss a growing pattern of distractibility, loss of...

Why Intrinsic Motivation Will Take You Further

Why Intrinsic Motivation Will Take You Further

I am sharing another article I have written for Steven Kotler and his newest endeavor, The Flow Research Collective (AKA The Collective). It's an installment in the series Shrink Rap, where psychologists discuss the frontiers of human excellence. Today, I want to...

The Adolescent Experience: The Family Brain Podcast Episode

The Adolescent Experience: The Family Brain Podcast Episode

I recently had the pleasure of connecting with Megan Gipson, LCSW on her podcast, The Family Brain. Megan is a long time friend and Georgetown alumni and I feel honored to be invited to talk with her (for the third time!!!). We discussed all things adolescence,...

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