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Colleen .. Doctor of Philosophy

Specialty: Clinical Psychology
Chicago, Illinois
My name is Colleen Duffy. Currently I am a 27 year old Masters Level Psychotherapist. However, as of August 27, I will have my doctorate in psychology and will be well on my way to becoming a psychologist. I specialize in brief or long term dynamic therapy, trauma and women's issues.
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The Easiest and Most Natural Stress Reduction Technique by Colleen .. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Diaphragmatic breathing. What on earth is that, right?? It’s a fancy term for deep breathing using your diaphragm. Why is it important? Let’s try an exercise to help f ... Read on »
A Different Definition of Beauty by Colleen .. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health The last several posts that I have written all seem to be about health and wellness and yet “Beauty” is in the title of my blog. So where’s the beauty piece, you might ask ... Read on »
The First Step Towards Change by Colleen .. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Acceptance. Acceptance might seem like a funny concept if you’re desiring change. You perfectionists out there might be thinking, "If I just accept (insert your problem he ... Read on »
The Mind/Body Connection and How it's Affecting Your Health by Colleen .. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Our philosopher friend, Rene Descartes, royally messed with Western Civilization when he proclaimed the concept of Dualism: that mind and body are entirely separate. Now, ... Read on »
Welcome and Introductions by Colleen .. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I am a Masters level psychotherapist working at a community mental health center in the loop. I earned my Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology a few years ago and I’m 6 ... Read on »
Debate THIS! by Colleen .. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I have been struggling with the dilemma of how/if I should address politics on this blog. I think personal responsibility and being encouraged to use your voice both fall und ... Read on »
Debate THIS! by Colleen .. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I have been struggling with the dilemma of how/if I should address politics on this blog. I think personal responsibility and being encouraged to use your voice both fall u ... Read on »
Are You A Good Listener? by Colleen .. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I think most people try really hard to be good listeners, but whether or not they actually are...well the jury's still out on that one. :) Have no fear though; providing an ... Read on »
Imerman Angels and The Meredith Carroll Memorial by Colleen .. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Just in case you weren't ready to sign up for The 2nd Annual Meredith Carroll Memorial after reading my Cancer Story, here's a little about the amazing charity that the golf o ... Read on »
A Cancer Story by Colleen .. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I have a long, complicated and ironic history with cancer. My first exposure to cancer was when I was 13 years old and my best friend’s mom died of cancer. It was the first wa ... Read on »
Quick Fix for Your Fall Skin Problems by Colleen .. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health For the most part, I love the Fall season. I love that it gets chilly enough to warrant wrapping myself up in a big, cozy sweater. I love pumpkin everything and hot apple cide ... Read on »
Are You A Good Listener? by Colleen .. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I think most people try really hard to be good listeners, but whether or not they actually are...well the jury's still out on that one. :) Have no fear though; providing a ... Read on »
Quick Fix for Your Fall Skin Problems by Colleen .. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health For the most part, I love the Fall season. I love that it gets chilly enough to warrant wrapping myself up in a big, cozy sweater. I love pumpkin everything and hot apple ci ... Read on »
A Cancer Story by Colleen .. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I have a long, complicated and ironic history with cancer. My first exposure to cancer was when I was 13 years old and my best friend’s mom died of cancer. It was the first ... Read on »
Imerman Angels and The Meredith Carroll Memorial by Colleen .. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Just in case you weren't ready to sign up for The 2nd Annual Meredith Carroll Memorial after reading my Cancer Story, here's a little about the amazing charity that the golf ... Read on »
The Time to be Happy is NOW by Colleen .. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Today when I was taking a walk by the lake (for the first time in a loooong time), I realized that lately I've slipped into a habit that I am constantly encouraging my clients ... Read on »
Theme Song for "The Time to be Happy is NOW" by Colleen .. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health You're Gonna Miss This by Trace Adkins She was staring out the window of their SUV Complaning, saying "I can't wait to turn 18" She said "I'll make my own money, an ... Read on »