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Twin Candor was co-founded by identical twins Amy Kay Cole, PhD and Anne Laptin, MS. Twin Candor provides a frank, candid take on the issues psychotherapists see daily. We are identical twins, a PhD trained psychology professor and an Ivy League trained social worker, with thriving private practices in different parts of the country. Providing psychotherapy is our life's work, and we are excited to share our insights and advice. Check us out at twincandor.com and follow us on Instagram and Facebook.

Taking Back the Holidays
Health & Wellness / Lifestyle / Relationships / Worth Reading

Taking Back the Holidays

  The holidays can be a joyous, celebratory time, but not always. Not for everyone.  As therapists, this is our busiest time of year. We hear from clients we haven’t seen in months who would like an extra session, trying to prepare for a disappointment, stressful family time, or low […]

4 Magic Words for Family Conflicts Over the Holidays
Celebrations / Lifestyle / Relationships / Self-Care / Self-confidence / Worth Reading

4 Magic Words for Family Conflicts Over the Holidays

We all thought Covid would be behind us by now. We were wrong. The disagreements over vaccinations and ongoing political divisions will likely be alive and well at many of our holiday tables. We’ve heard clients consider avoiding extended family over the upcoming holidays for this very reason. If that […]

Couples That Play Together Stay Together
Relationships / Worth Reading

Couples That Play Together Stay Together

FUN. Many people in relationships have underestimated the importance of fun. Couples often wistfully remember the activities and excitement at the beginning of their relationship – all that fun! However, we have had couples in therapy who have to think long and hard to remember fun activities from early in […]

6 Things to Consider on Father’s Day if You’re Not Close to Your Dad
Home and Family / love and relationships / Parenting / Relationships / Self-Care / Worth Reading

6 Things to Consider on Father’s Day if You’re Not Close to Your Dad

By now you’ve seen the Father’s Day ads and probably heard people talk about their plans for Father’s Day. It’s a wonderful day if your dad has been emotionally and physically present as well as supportive. But it can be a depressing day if your dad has a history of […]

Dating During a Pandemic? Absolutely!
love and relationships / Relationships / Women and Dating / women and sex / Worth Reading

Dating During a Pandemic? Absolutely!

During this pandemic, we have all been putting our lives on hold in one way or another. What started out feeling like a two-week inconvenience, now feels never-ending.  It has been inconvenient and frustrating for most of us and, for some, downright devastating.  As the pandemic wore on over the […]

Who Needs Friends Anyway?
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Who Needs Friends Anyway?

Friendships are the foundation of a happy life. Romantic partners certainly can be friends, but there is something powerful about a relationship with someone who simply fills an emotional need of connection, support, and understanding – sometimes the most rewarding relationships of our lives. Research on highly stressed women, such […]

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