Karen Hoving, Ph.D. 


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What is an HSP and Is That Me?

Recently I had a patient use a term I had not heard of, “HSP.” The meaning is a HIGHLY SENSITIVE PERSON. I was humiliated to understand that I had never heard this term! I poked around and found an article on Salon Magazine (OK, not exactly a Psychology Today article but it was originally found… Continue Reading

New Families and Depression

We have all heard about women having babies and often suffering from Postpartum Depression. Approximately 9 -16% of new moms experience Postpartum depression after the birth of a child.It has been well documented that when mom experiences postpartum depression it impacts the entire family. But what about dads? I’ve recently noticed that some of my… Continue Reading

Chronic Pain

Many people are struggling with chronic pain and they seem to only consider going to their GP or Specialist for medication. Often, when you go to your GP the one thing you don’t admit to is how your physical pain is effecting you emotionally. I have struggled with Systemic Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis for about… Continue Reading

Gratitude Can Change Your Attitude!

Recently I have been reading a number of articles by psychologists that have researched Gratitude Lists. Now if you aren’t sure what a Gratitude List or a Gratitude Journal is let me give you a quick run down. In the past, I have written articles about how effective Journals can be for individuals in and… Continue Reading

Molly and Me, Animal Assisted Therapy

I have been a therapist for about 20 years, since the early 1990’s in Cincinnati, Oh where I attained my doctoral degree. About the same time, Animal Assisted Therapy began to take root. Technically, it was first mentioned in research in 1962 by a child psychologist name Dr Boris Levinson in a publication called Mental… Continue Reading

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