Our Two Cents on Treating Drinking Problems

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Since the establishment of Alcoholics Anonymous in the 1930’s, abstinence from alcohol as the way to treat drinking problems has dominated public opinion. In a recent New York Times op-ed piece, author Gabrielle Glaser argues that contrary to what the medical industry and popular culture predominantly promotes, going cold turkey is not the only option […]

Worrying Well? Make your worry work for you by psychologist Susan Orenstein

Adult Counseling - Orenstein Solutions - Cary, NC

Worrying may have a bad rep, but worrying, if it’s done right can actually be helpful. Effective worrying can anticipate problems, devise artful solutions and expand creative possibilities. On the other hand, ineffective worrying is what keeps us awake at night, distracts us during the day and gives our physical systems a workout they don’t […]

Chase away the winter blues, tips by psychologist Susan Orenstein

Orenstein Solutions - Cary, NC

We’ve been hit hard in the Triangle this winter, with unexpected temperature shifts, lots of cloudy days, and some nasty viruses going around.  This can play havoc on our mood, causing “winter blues,” with symptoms that may include sadness, lethargy, restlessness, and loneliness. Following are some ways to refuel, re-energize and relieve those winter blues. […]

Happiness from a psychologist’s point of view by Dr. Susan Orenstein

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I started off the New Year watching the documentary “Happy” on Instant Queue in Netflix. As I was thinking of how to write this article about making New Year’s resolutions stick, the movie played in my head. In the documentary, neuroscientists, psychologists and other social science researchers reveal what they’ve  learned about happiness through the […]

10 Ways to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions by Dr. Susan Orenstein

Do you have trouble keeping your New Year’s resolutions? You’re not alone. Most people who make resolutions fail to keep them. Here are ten ways to make and keep New Year’s resolutions—or any changes in your life. 1. Make resolutions you care about. Be certain the change you want to make really matters to you, […]

Why is it so easy to procrastinate? by Dr. Susan Orenstein

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If you have ever delayed your activities for any reason, you will have to catch this new webinar coming September 11. Overcoming the Procrastination Trap is Orenstein Solutions latest webinar that proves procrastination is a common issue we all must deal with to varying degrees. In this webinar, Susan Orenstein and Geralin Thomas (seen on […]

ADHD & Digital Overdose by Dr. Susan Orenstein

Common ADHD Myths - Orenstein Solutions - Cary, NC

Sixty years ago, the only electronic stimulus we had involved a three channel television, a table radio, and a large black party line phone sitting in the hallway on a little table. The easiest access to news sat on the porch in the morning, delivered by a youngster riding a brand new Schwinn bike. If […]

Can Gaming Help Children with ADHD? by Dr. Susan Orenstein

Common ADHD Myths - Orenstein Solutions - Cary, NC

The human ability to mentally reorganize information based on new experiences is central to effective learning and decision making. As we learn new things, these changes become persistent and represent new knowledge. The brain’s ability to adjust with learning is known as neuroplasticity. Learning and memory are truly tied together. Plasticity is the quality or […]

Marriage Counseling – The Advantages of Marriage Friendly Therapy

Marriage Counseling - Orenstein Solutions - Cary, NC

Orenstein Solutions, of Cary and Chapel Hill North Carolina, is proud to announce that Susan Orenstein, Ph.D., Practice Director and Licensed Psychologist, has been named to the National Registry of Marriage Friendly Therapists. According to co- founder Bill Doherty, “… connecting therapists who meet the highest standards in the field of training, experience, and values […]


DEC 1, 2021

Please note that as of December 1st, 2021, 
our new office is located inside of Regus office suites at:

9121 Anson Way, Suite 200, Raleigh, NC 27615

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COVID-19: Some of our clinicians have resumed in-person appointments while others continue to offer online-only services. Visit the “Our Team” page for more information.

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