PTSD Awareness Means Knowing It’s a Treatable Condition June 29, 2016 . No Comments
As we close out PTSD Awareness Month, let’s take a moment to talk about some good news regarding posttraumatic stress. By now, most people have heard of PTSD and have at least some familiarity ... Read More
What Does It Mean for a Transgender Person to Transition? June 29, 2016 . No Comments
Editor’s note: This article is meant to provide information about gender transition and why a transgender person may choose to transition. It does not attempt to speak for ... Read More
The Great Divide: How Dissociation Can Affect Relationships June 28, 2016 . 4 Comments
Dissociation is a way people, to varying degrees, disconnect from their thoughts and feelings in order to avoid pain or traumatic memories. It is a refuge of sorts into an altered state ... Read More
6 Ways to Embrace Conflict and Keep Your Relationship Strong June 28, 2016 . 4 Comments
As a couples counselor, few things worry me more than a couple whose hot conflict has cooled to a long and icy silent treatment. Barring any kind of violence, this is one of the four signals ... Read More
Vicarious Trauma and the Value of Self-Care for Therapists June 27, 2016 . 3 Comments
People are drawn to the helping professions for many different reasons. They may feel a calling to assist in relieving others’ suffering and to help them heal from their emotional wounds. ... Read More
What My Gay Son Taught Me About the Orlando Massacre June 24, 2016 . 16 Comments
Forty-nine young people, massacred in cold blood. Out dancing in the one place that was safe; the one place free of shame; the one place you were your true self; the one place you didn’t ... Read More
Trauma and Dissociation: Beyond Your ‘Window of Tolerance’ June 23, 2016 . 19 Comments
If you are already working on healing from a history of trauma, dissociation is likely a familiar concept. You are likely aware it is a system of coping that, in times of distress, offers ... Read More
Bracketing: 3 Simple Steps for Dealing with Distraction June 23, 2016 . 8 Comments
All of us become distracted sometimes. So many things compete so effectively for our attention. Multitasking is one response to this. But studies find that while multitasking carries an ... Read More
7 Personality Characteristics That Help in Managing Trauma June 22, 2016 . 7 Comments
Psychological trauma, defined as the experience of an event in which a person feels their life is threatened or in danger, may be accompanied by a sense of helplessness, horror, or numbing ... Read More
Making the Right Choice in the Face of Difficult Decisions June 21, 2016 . 10 Comments
How do you know what to commit to in your life, or what choices to make? What romantic interest, job, friend, trip, or task do you choose? There are so many options. How do you know how ... Read More
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June 29, 2016 .
Greenery in a neighborhood may be linked to a reduction in aggressive behavior among kids and teenagers, according to a study published in Child and Adolescent ... Read More
June 28, 2016 .
Programmers of self-driving cars may eventually have to make a choice: protect the lives of multiple pedestrians or a single driver? According to a new ... Read More
June 27, 2016 .
Young women who have inconsistent access to food in childhood and whose parents are excessively disciplinary are more likely to become overweight or obese, ... Read More
June 24, 2016 .
Pregnant women and those trying to get pregnant know there is a long list of lifestyle choices to avoid. Chief among them is smoking, which research has ... Read More
June 23, 2016 .
Soft-core pornography, such as images of semi-nude women, may produce sexist ideas in viewers and increase belief in rape myths, according to findings ... Read More
June 24, 2016 .
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June 17, 2016 .
Dear GoodTherapy.org, I am single and the mother of a 7-year-old girl (her father is not in the picture). For nearly three years I was in a serious Read More
June 10, 2016 .
Dear GoodTherapy.org, I'm a wife, mother of two, and have a great career in the legal field. I've been supporting my husband since we got married three years ago ... Read More
June 3, 2016 .
Dear GoodTherapy.org, My sister has taken advantage of our mother for years. Beginning in her teenage years, she has lied, stolen money, Read More
May 27, 2016 .
Dear GoodTherapy.org, Our son, who turned 18 last month, is about to graduate from high school. He's a great kid, an Eagle Scout, and a straight-A student (3.96 ... Read More
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