The Power Differential and Why It Matters So Much in Therapy October 9, 2015 . No Comments
“I’m trying to imagine ethics without an awareness of power. That would be like trying not to step on anyone’s toes, without an awareness of one’s feet.” —Susan Mikesic The ... Read More
4 Things to Do Before Starting Same-Sex Marriage Counseling October 8, 2015 . 1 Comment
In June, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage across the nation. The decision was met with responses ranging from cries of joy to waves of protest that rippled through every ... Read More
Nutrition and Chronic Illness: Taking Out the Garbage October 8, 2015 . 1 Comment
Have you ever heard the phrase, “Garbage in, garbage out”? This saying refers to the fact a computer can only do what it is programmed to do, and can be only as good as the data it ... Read More
How Our Intimacy Needs Can Fuel a Phone ‘Addiction’ October 7, 2015 . 2 Comments
A few days ago, a teenager came in for an “emergency” session at the behest of her mother. Her high school had initiated a new policy that phones were not to be present in the ... Read More
7 Highly Effective Habits Happy People Practice Daily October 7, 2015 . 2 Comments
How you spend your days is how you spend your life. This statement, an iteration of a quote usually attributed to Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Dillard, is an eloquent way of saying ... Read More
5 Best Practices for Working with Autism Spectrum Parents October 6, 2015 . 5 Comments
As a psychotherapist who specializes in working with families affected by autism spectrum issues, I am often asked by other therapists for advice about best practices. Families living with ... Read More
Who Needs Willpower When You Can Have Some Good Habits? October 6, 2015 . 4 Comments
Do you ever feel frustrated because you can’t seem to follow through despite the best of intentions? At the start of a new year, new week, or when the school year dawns, do you make ... Read More
Don’t Even Think About It: Cognitive Avoidance and ABBT October 5, 2015 . 4 Comments
People I work with in psychotherapy often tell me how they manage bothersome thoughts or worries: “I just try not to think about it.” This process of mental avoidance—trying not to ... Read More
Reduce Teen Screen Time and Promote Exercise without a Fight October 2, 2015 . 3 Comments
It’s not easy to be an adolescent in today’s technologically saturated world. Being immersed in technology provides many distractions for teens that sometimes interfere with homework, ... Read More
The Healing Image: Why Your Dreams Deserve Your Respect October 1, 2015 . 3 Comments
Depth psychology often works with images and fantasies. These aren’t things we “make up,” nor are they daydreams (though those can be very pleasant). But like the dreams we have at ... Read More
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October 8, 2015 .
Scientists have long speculated that attraction is based on subtle cues about fertility, reproductive fitness, or compatibility. But a new study published ... Read More
October 7, 2015 .
People who feel lonely may be more wary of negative social activity in their environment, according to a study published in Cortex earlier this year. The ... Read More
October 6, 2015 .
Placebos can be highly effective, and many drug studies compare real drugs to placebos to assess whether participants are responding to the drug itself ... Read More
October 5, 2015 .
A study by Texas A&M University researchers suggests that getting children to eat vegetables might be as simple as pairing broccoli, cauliflower, and ... Read More
October 2, 2015 .
Beginning October 1, doctors and many other health care providers will begin using a new diagnostic code system. The new code system requires much more ... Read More
October 2, 2015 .
Thank you for your letter. I am sure that it hurt your feelings, to say the least, when your husband laughed at your request to remove the woman from his Facebook friends list. I also think that, ... Read More
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September 18, 2015 .
You describe yourself as cooperative, gregarious, and caring. These are the strengths I hope you will use to help yourself and your colleagues—the old ones and the new ones—so you can work ... Read More
September 11, 2015 .
Your frustrations are not uncommon in households where one partner works outside the home and one stays at home. Feeling like you do it all, particularly if you feel as if your efforts are not ... Read More
September 4, 2015 .
I am so sorry to hear about your situation, and cannot imagine the pain you and your wife must be experiencing as she fights her battle against Read More
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