Dr. Umbach's Blog

In my practice, I frequently come across lessons that are highly applicable and useful to the larger community, whether you or a loved one have been diagnosed with a condition or simply show a few symptoms related to the topic. These blogs come from my experience and passion. They are not a replacement for therapy, but simply a source of information to improve understanding in certain areas and spark ideas and conversation. If you are concerned that any of the issues discussed here are impacting your life or the life of a loved one, please seek treatment to get the individualized care that you may need.

External Blogs:

10 Ways to Reduce Rigidness, Decrease Anxiety, Increase Flexibility, and Have More Fun (Huffington Post)

When Reassurance Becomes a Crutch (Huffington Post)

Where Do Phobias Come From? (Huffington Post)

Understanding the Patterns of Anxiety (Charlotte Parent)

Interviews and Articles:

You Can't Take It With You: Managing Possessions (Charlotte Talks)

Our Fears: Reality Versus Perception (Charlotte Talks)

BASE Blogs:

Why Doesn't Searching the Internet Make Me Feel Better?

What Are Common Myths About Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors?

How Does Avoidance Impact Individuals with Social Anxiety?

Why Can't I Stop These Horrible Thoughts?

Other Blogs:

Becoming Less Rigid and More Flexible

Increasing Flexibility in Kids

Five Ways to Challenge Anxious Thoughts

When Reassurance Becomes a Crutch

Research Supports the Positive Effect of Writing Our Thoughts and Feelings

Skills for Shyness and Social Anxiety: Part 4

Skills for Shyness and Social Anxiety: Part 3

Skills for Shyness and Social Anxiety: Part 2

Skills for Shyness and Social Anxiety: Part 1

How Does Anxiety Impact Sleep?

Beyond Counting Sheep: 10 Tips to Improve Sleep

Organizing Your Filing System

Hoarding: Tips for Functional Living

Hoarding: The First Steps to Recovery

A Better Alternative to New Year's Resolutions

Keeping the Love Alive

Movie Recommendation: "The Way"