Dr. Rebecca Ashery, coach and psychotherapist

By Julie Cusmariu – February 14, 2024


Discover some of the ways in which you think that are unhelpful and that when examined and surface into your awareness have the chance to alter your mood and well-being for the better.

Listen to Rebecca Ashery, coach and psychotherapist unpack some of the 15 unhelpful thinking styles, such as polarized thinking, mind reading, catastrophizing, to name just a few.

You will gain practical tips and find ways to enhance your self-awareness and overcome negative thinking as Dr. Rebecca Ashery examines and explains the unhelpful ways in which we think (based on the work of Dr. David Burns).

15 unhelpful thinking styles (Cognitive distortions as outlined in the work of Dr. David Burns). Polarized thinking, overgeneralization, personalization, catastrophizing, mind reading (jumping to conclusions), emotional reasoning, labeling, filtering, control fallacies, blaming, always being right, fallacy of change, fallacy of fairness, heaven’s reward fallacy. And there are more unhelpful thinking styles such as all-or-nothing thinking, magnification and minimization (magnifying the negative, minimizing the positive), comparison etc.


Dr. David Burns- Feeling Good. The New Mood Therapy https://feelinggood.com/

Dr. Ashery holds a PhD and MSW in social work and an MA in Education and Human Resources. She proudly served her country as a commissioned officer in the United States Public Health Service for 30 years holding a variety of leadership and management positions. Dr. Ashery is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Maryland and in the District of Columbia and has a Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (DCSW). has a PhD in social work and has a Senior Executive Service (SES) Certificate in the federal government. She holds a coaching certificate in Leadership Coaching for Organizational Performance from Rutgers University and a coaching certificate in Strategic Intervention Coaching from the Tony Robbins-Cloe Madanes Training Center. She is a licensed social worker and an ACC certified member of the International Coach Federation. Dr. Ashery’s experience and education provide her with a unique perspective on the needs and challenges of organizations and staff. https://www.managermaven.com/

Julie Cusmariu is broadcasting from unceded Indigenous lands Tiohtia’ke, known as Montreal, Canada which is the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehá:ka. Kanien’kehá:ka and has long served as a gathering place for many First Nations including the Haudenosaunee , st-lawrence iroqouains, mohaawk and Huron-Wendat and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples.

About Julie in Conversation Julie Cusmariu is a Certified Professional Coach, Mentor, Facilitator, Intuitive Consultant and Podcast Host and Producer with over 16 years of experience in the field of coaching, healing, and transformation. Julie supports leaders and change makers trust their intuition, honour the wisdom of their body and use their voice for change. Julie is the host of Julie in Conversation, is the host and creator of Dance Your Intuition and offers the experience of movement and music to individuals and organizations as an opportunity to connect to and access their inner intelligence and wisdom.


Julie Cusmariu is a certified life coach, certified mentor coach, and intuitive consultant. She helps leaders and creative individuals trust their intuition and use their voice to create positive change, gain clarity, and lead with meaning and purpose. Julie is the host, creator, and producer of ‘Julie in Conversation’ a weekly live podcast with expert guests inspiring personal and collective change.
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