In: therapy

Check Your Wallet
May 21, 2013

Recently, we were writing about the bias that practitioners have that the technique that they they have mastered is the most…

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May 17, 2013

In the next few days the American Psychiatric Association is meeting in San Francisco and will announce the latest version of…

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Mistrust in Action
February 24, 2013

I was talking to one of my clients, a very bright and wonderful woman, mother of a delightful young girl, and…

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Mary Poppins: Overcoming the Winter Months
February 6, 2013

What I most want to have available to me in the long winter months, to help me with my patients with…

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Crisis – When to Consider Hospitalization
January 28, 2013

A delightful, funny, smart young man we know called us on Friday to say that he had stopped his medications a…

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Parody No More: Mental Health Parity Law
January 19, 2013

In yesterday’s clinical team meeting we were talking about the mental health parity law, which has been largely ineffective at ensuring…

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Body Work
January 9, 2013

Several months ago a young attorney who I have been seeing for a couple of years came in and, reluctantly, told…

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Inspiration and Skepticism
December 15, 2012

A very dear and cherished friend is visiting us. She has inspired this post. Every time we are fortunate enough to…

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Having Plenty
December 11, 2012

We have been talking about the many forms of craving (food, love, sex, etcetera) and how the desire to have these…

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Healing the Inner Child
December 8, 2012

Right off, we have to say that much of what has been written on this subject sounds pretty flaky. The problem is…

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A Little Romance
December 1, 2012

This week we spent some time with a couple of people who, in different ways, have become “addicted” to romantic relationships. One…

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November 23, 2012

The “hot” thing in the therapy world these days is something called ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). The radical notion behind…

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November 6, 2012

After nearly 20 years of work in the field of post-traumatic stress disorder, one thing that continues to trouble and baffle…

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Rousseau and Nature’s Way: Realistically Thinking about Treatment and Medication
November 3, 2012

We’ve been thinking about people who come to our clinic, say that they are not sure that they have a mood…

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Carl Rogers Quotes from Becoming a Person
October 29, 2012

Carl Rogers was one of the most influential people in my life. In a time of turbulence and uncertainty I find…

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Mood Phobias
October 28, 2012

We were talking with a couple of wonderful psychologists about what it is that helps people come to terms with moods…

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Relationships: Too Many People in the Bed
October 26, 2012

Many years ago, a consultant we worked with made the observation that there are always at least four people in any…

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Should or Could?
October 22, 2012

The idea for today’s post comes from a wonderful online resource for folks with moods – (they have an interesting…

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Depression is Depressing
October 17, 2012

Sometimes helping someone deal with their moods can seem a bit like being a gynecologist in Victorian England. How can you…

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October 11, 2012

This seems to have been the week for discussions about loneliness. We have been talking about the experience of loneliness with a…

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