Be An Activist for Racial Justice

I, along with so many people around the world, am outraged by the recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and so many other innocent Black victims of police brutality. Unfortunately, these are not isolated incidents; every day Black people are victims of violence, hatred, policy brutality, and institutional and systemic racism. In this moment in history, it’s critical that …

Practicing Gratitude During the Coronavirus Crisis - Karen Chinca (2)

Practicing Gratitude During the Coronavirus Crisis

Our lives have all been turned upside down in the past few weeks as we experience a global pandemic. Some of us are sick or have family members who have contracted the coronavirus, some in food service and healthcare are sacrificing their safety every day, and many of us are experiencing feelings of anxiety or loneliness as we shelter-in-place. Despite …

Treating Body Dysmorphic Disorder | Karen Chinca LICSW

Demystifying and Treating Body Dysmorphic Disorder with Psychotherapy and Medication

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is a mental illness in which a person is preoccupied with an imagined physical defect or a minor defect that others can not see. These individuals spend up to eight hours per day focusing on and trying either trying to “fix” or hide their perceived defect. A few years ago, I (Karen) attended a workshop at …

Overcoming an Eating Disorder: It Takes a Village

By Karen Chinca and Lauren Manasse Collaboration is a key element of an individual’s recovery from an eating disorder. It can be overwhelming and scary when you suspect that you or a family member has an eating disorder. We strongly recommend that the first and most important step is to put together a treatment team. Our team at Greater Boston …