5 Best Practices for Working with Autism Spectrum Parents October 6, 2015 . 2 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 . 2 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
What My Partner and I Learned from Our Glorious Fight September 30, 2015 . 5 Comments
For the first time in months, we breathe a bit easier. Our external stressors remain the same—aging parents, children’s needs, the demands of work, medical issues, financial concerns. ... Read More
Change Is a Choice: Nurturing Neuroplasticity in Your Life September 30, 2015 . 4 Comments
Can an old dog learn new tricks? Can we change in adulthood? Many of us struggle with this question as we make New Year’s resolutions that we fail to meet: eating healthier, exercising, ... Read More
What Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ Can Teach Us about Trauma, Part II September 29, 2015 . 7 Comments
Editor’s note: In Part I of this two-part series, we reviewed how the Pixar movie Inside Out provides a unique way to consider how the impact of trauma on our lives leads to rejection ... Read More
Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures: Anxiety vs. Epilepsy September 29, 2015 . 5 Comments
A seizure is a sudden and unexpected loss of control accompanied by abnormal body movements or convulsions, a loss of consciousness, or both. Though epileptic seizures are caused by sudden, ... Read More
The Secret to Happiness: How to Create the Life You Want September 28, 2015 . 5 Comments
“What if I never meet my soulmate? How can I ever truly be happy?” This question was raised by one brave participant in a recent “deliberate living and conscious creating” workshop ... Read More
Therapy News Headlines
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 1, 2015 .
Simple conversation cards may help doctors more effectively discuss antidepressants with people experiencing depression, which could improve patient and ... Read More
September 30, 2015 .
While both men and women may endeavor to support their partners during times of stress, women’s efforts may be more effective, a study published in Psychological ... 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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