Karen Hoving, Ph.D. 


Category Archives: Depression

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

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

Depression with Chronic Illness

May is Lupus Awareness Month. Many people are unaware of what Systemic Lupus is, but those of us that struggle with it know that it is an inflammatory disease that occurs when your immune system attacks various body systems including your kidneys,¬†joints, skin, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs. Lupus is a tricky Chronic Illness… Continue Reading

Depression and Body Image

Working with predominately women, very few of you will not understand what I mean when I write about having a “Fat Day.” Now, many men will look at me as if I’ve lost my mind – but to be honest I rarely use that term with my male clients. But, in case you are an… Continue Reading

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