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Does Your Therapist See You as a Person or a Patient?

Google defines the term “patient” as one who receives or is registered to receive medical treatment, and it lists the most common synonym for patient as “sick person,” with... Read More

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How to Rediscover the Sacred Space Within Yourself

Most of us at some point have felt a deep longing to go home. This home for which we yearn is usually an inner state of being, rather than an actual physical place. We may feel a tug... Read More

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Should You Offer Advice to a Friend Who Is in Crisis?

Editor’s note: Michael Brustein, PsyD is a clinical psychologist and author of Perfectionism: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals. His continuing education presentation for... Read More

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4 Tips for Healing Your Relationship after Your Affair

Infidelity is an issue in many relationships, and the causes are many. What started out as an innocent friendship may have became something more. Perhaps you had no intention of falling... Read More

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10 Characteristics of Fully ‘Therapised’ People

Let’s say a person goes through an arduous therapy experience over a period of years and works through all of his or her issues. If that person became fully “therapised,” what... Read More

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5 Steps to Fostering Resilience in Your Child

As parents, we hear the word “resilience” all the time these days: “Children are resilient.” “We must help our children be resilient.” Most of us... Read More

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How to Fix Your Husband (or Yourself, at Least)

If I had a dollar for every time someone has come to me and asked me to fix their partner (or mother, or child, or boss), I would be a wealthy woman. I’d be richer still if I could... Read More

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When Is It Time to Leave a Job?

Monday isn’t the best day of the week even for people who love their jobs. Also, those things that annoy you at work are probably everywhere, right? Almost every office comes with... Read More

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Because I’m Happy! (In Spite of Everything)

Everything I know about how to be happy and productive I learned from my therapists. Of course, that’s not something I discuss regularly in my blog or even in the book I’ve written.... Read More

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Got 99 Problems? You’ve Got 4 Possible Solutions

In behavioral science, we break down everything into simple terms. People sometimes laugh in my office because, on paper (and in discussion), most behaviors seem easy. If your friend... Read More

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When Caring for an Ailing Parent Raises Internal Conflict

A newspaper article recently described how a woman with a seriously ill mother quit her job, drained her savings, and devoted herself to her mother’s care. With no apparent conflict,... Read More

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Inspire Change in Your Life by Making One

Once upon a time, many years ago, in a kingdom called Freud, people believed insight led to change. Sometimes it did, though it often took four sessions a week for many years. These... Read More

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Soldiers’ Use of Mental Health Care Up as VA Struggles to Provide

July 24, 2014   .   No Comments

In the wake of a Veterans Administration (VA) scandal that paints a grim portrait of health care for veterans, the results of a recent study suggest that struggling veterans are increasingly... Read More

GoodTherapy.org Adds GoodCause: Intermountain Therapy Animals

July 23, 2014   .   No Comments

The GoodTherapy.org GoodCause program honors and supports nonprofit organizations in the field of mental health or therapy that align with our mission and vision. It is our pleasure... Read More

Traumatic Brain Injuries Common among Female Prisoners

July 23, 2014   .   3 Comments

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 2 million people visit the emergency room with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) every year. Traumatic brain... Read More

Fish Oil May Help Reduce Effects of Alcohol Abuse

July 22, 2014   .   2 Comments

Alcohol abuse carries many risks, and chronic alcohol abuse can lead to a heightened risk of dementia and brain damage. For those struggling to kick the habit, brain damage can be a... Read More

The Emotional Lives of Elephants

July 21, 2014   .   3 Comments

Raju, an Indian elephant, was taken from his family by poachers 50 years ago. If you’re an animal lover, you might already have seen the images in the video where Raju appears... Read More

Teen Boys Prefer Committed Relationships, Not Flings

July 19, 2014   .   4 Comments

We’ve all been led to believe that teenage boys are sex-crazed and uninterested in relationships, but popular wisdom isn’t always entirely accurate. A study from Columbia... Read More

Parkinson’s Drug May Treat Phobias and PTSD, and Other News

July 18, 2014   .   4 Comments

According to recent research, L-dopa, a drug commonly used to treat Parkinson’s, could also help people struggling with posttraumatic stress (PTSD) and phobias. Both conditions... Read More

Forgotten Baby Syndrome: Neglect or Forgetfulness?

July 17, 2014   .   6 Comments

The tragic story of Cooper Harris, a Georgia toddler whose father left him in a hot car all day, has yielded a criminal prosecution and a national debate about kids and cars. Some media... Read More

Sex Addiction and Drug Addiction Show Similar Activity in the Brain

July 16, 2014   .   5 Comments

In the popular imagination, compulsive or addictive behaviors such as shopping or sex are regarded as different from chemical dependency on drugs or alcohol. Even some addiction counselors... Read More

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Topic Experts answer your questions about psychotherapy, mental health, and relationships.

Help! My Child Envies Other Kids and Refuses to Share

Thanks for your question. First of all, it is a very long way from a self-focused 7-year-old to the tragedy that occurred in California. The commonality you mention does not mean your son will follow ... Read more »

Are a Therapist's Religious and Social Views Off Limits?

Thanks for your thoughtful question. I’m going to do my best to answer it and to alleviate some of the concerns you have expressed. The most important thing to address here is your statement ... Read more »

Help! What If My Therapist Goes on Maternity Leave Again?

This is a gut-wrenching position you find yourself in. On the one hand, you've done some great work with this therapist and built a strong relationship with her; on the other hand, the work seems to ... Read more »

How Do I Shake the Anger I Feel after My Husband's Affair?

Feeling angry is an incredibly natural response to the feelings of betrayal that come from Read more »

He's an Introvert, I'm an Extrovert. Are We Doomed?

Thank you for this question. Handling the extroversion/introversion combination in a couple is something that ... Read more »

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