Are New Year's Resolutions Good For You?

In this special New Year's episode, Dr. Monica Johnson is joined by Dr. Nanika Coor and Dr. Rachel Vanderbilt for a panel discussion on New Year's Resolutions—the good, the bad, and the controversial.

Dr. Monica Johnson
1-minute read
Episode #374

This week, Savvy Psychologist has something special to share. Instead of a regular episode, we're celebrating the new year with a panel of QDT expert hosts on the subject of New Year's Resolutions.

You'll hear from: 

This discussion covers why many people believe New Year's Resolutions are outdated and unhealthy and provides helpful tips on how to avoid common missteps. You'll learn how to keep your goals reasonable and self-directed, and you'll hear about managing resolutions alongside a partner, kids, or family. 

If you’re striving to improve your mental health in the new year, you're going to love this panel. Click the red audio player above to listen. If you like what you hear, be sure to follow the other featured hosts on their respective podcasts wherever you like to listen. 

All content here is for informational purposes only. This content does not replace the professional judgment of your own mental health provider. Please consult a licensed mental health professional for all individual questions and issues.

About the Author

Dr. Monica Johnson

Dr. Monica Johnson is a clinical psychologist and owner of Kind Mind Psychology, a private practice in NYC that specializes in evidenced based approaches to treating a wide range of mental health issues (e.g. depression, anxiety, trauma, and personality disorders). Additionally, she has a focus on working with marginalized groups of people including BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and alternative lifestyles to manage minority stress. She is also dedicated to contributing to her field professionally through speaking, training, supervision, and writing. She routinely speaks at conferences, provides training and workshops at organizations, supervises mental health trainees, and co-authored a book for professionals on addressing race-based stress in therapy.

Dr. Johnson earned her bachelor's degree from the University of South Carolina, completed her Psy.D. at the Arizona School of Professional Psychology, and completed her postdoctoral training year at Cherokee Health Systems in Knoxville, TN. She currently lives in Manhattan where she indulges in horror movies, sarcasm, and intentional introversion. You can find her on Instagram and online at kindmindpsych.com

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