Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

is a clinical psychologist with more than 30 years experience as a psychotherapist in New York City. A specialist in women’s emotional health, her areas of expertise and interest include marriage and relationship therapy, parenting, sexual health and menopause, eating disorders and addictions, and body image. She also researches and advises women over 40 about Internet dating.

Emotional Health

Hope for A New Year

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
Often, taking action even if you don’t feel hopeful can enhance your optimism. Any step toward a goal, no matter how small, can feel like progress, and is important for people to stop and appreciate the baby steps if they are going to continue in the right direction.
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Politics

Courage: What the World Needs Now

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
Many of us are passive when we spot injustice. Sometimes we feel it is not our place to interfere, or that one person cannot do much of anything. People who act bravely feel it is better to take a stand, even if they may not win.
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Emotional Health

Scrooged: The Spirit of Christmas Future

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
It’s hard not to see parallels between today and the 19th century. We have been regressing toward inequality for years, and the new spirit of “what’s mine is mine” is a manifestation of this descent. These days, Ebenezer Scrooge would fit into our culture nicely.
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Emotional Health

Giving Thanks: The Power of Gratitude

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
Whether in terms of enhancing mental health or preventing mental illness, gratitude is one of life’s most vitalizing ingredients. Clinical trials indicate that the practice of gratitude can have dramatic and lasting positive effects in a person’s life.
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