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  • Movie Stars and Veterans on Meditation, Abuse Victims on Prayer

    December 15, 2010 . 10 Comments

    The experiences of abuse survivors and combat veterans have much in common: fear, danger, violence, uncertainty, and trauma. These two groups of people ... Read More

  • Revisiting the Money and Happiness Connection

    December 15, 2010 . 8 Comments

    A worldwide poll published earlier this year showed that money only goes so far when it comes to providing happiness and life satisfaction. A new study ... Read More

  • Nurturing Yourself during the Holidaze

    December 14, 2010 . 22 Comments

    Holidaze is not a misspelling. I use it because it is so indicative of what the holidays can feel like—a holy daze! As we run around buying gifts and ... Read More

  • Facing Challenges Together: Foundations of a Strong LGBT Relationship

    December 14, 2010 . 6 Comments

    Let’s face it: compared to gays and lesbians, straight people have it easy when it comes to the practical nuts and bolts of relationships and marriage.  ... Read More

  • Depression and Obesity Come Together, Make Treatment Difficult

    December 14, 2010 . 3 Comments

    Undergoing therapy to address depression may make a weight loss program more effective, and conversely, weight loss may make depression treatment more ... Read More

  • Reflections on 2010: A Decade Ends With the New Year

    December 13, 2010 . 11 Comments

    As the year draws to a close, I find myself reminiscing about the end of 2010. As well as its personal impact, the end of 2010 is also the end of the first ... Read More

  • Growing Up and Relationships: What’s Wrong With Me?

    December 13, 2010 . 21 Comments

    Richard came to treatment feeling angry, sad and resentful. He was scared that the man he was living with was getting ready to dump him. “That always ... Read More

  • Simple Really: Play is Beneficial for Children & Families

    December 13, 2010 . 19 Comments

    Both children and adults learn through play. This, of course, is not news to those of us in the field of play therapy. What is news is  that we need to ... Read More

  • Depression: Treatment Rising, But Psychotherapy Declining

    December 13, 2010 . 2 Comments

    As awareness of depression rises and stigma of this common mental health concern fades, a greater number of people are being treated for depression than ... Read More

  • Body Shame: The Far End of Negative Body Image

    December 12, 2010 . 4 Comments

    Negative body image can be the result of many factors: external criticism, media standards, feelings of failure in other areas of life, social isolation ... Read More

  • The Profound Impact of Human Connection

    December 10, 2010 . 13 Comments

    Many people are so unhappy that they find a therapist or counselor to work through their struggles. Plenty more people are content enough with their lives. ... Read More

  • “Plan” for Your Relationship to Survive and Thrive During the Holidays

    December 9, 2010 . 15 Comments

    Will your relationship with your partner, husband or wife just “endure” through the holidays or will it thrive?   I know. You’re thinking, ... Read More

  • Free Web Conference for the Public: ‘How to Know if You’ve Found the Right Therapist’

    December 9, 2010 . 17 Comments

    On Thursday, December 9, 2010 hosted our first live web conference for the general public, How to Know if You’ve Found the Right ... Read More

  • How We Think About Addiction: Happiness, Stigma, and Everything Between

    December 9, 2010 . 3 Comments

    Once a person becomes addicted to a substance, be it alcohol, tobacco or drugs, the addiction becomes a biological and medical problem. But how as person ... Read More

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  • Help! My Husband Is Putting His Hobby Before Our Marriage

    July 3, 2015 . 10 Comments

    It sounds like you are feeling very alone in your marriage. Understandably, that is causing you great pain. ... Read more »

  • A Call for Help Adjusting from the Military to Civilian Life

    June 26, 2015 . 10 Comments

    Thanks for writing in, and thank you for your service. I can only imagine the difficulty of transitioning from being in the service overseas to civilian life. I’m curious as to why, if indeed you ... Read more »

  • Help! A Decade Later, I Just Found Out My Husband Has 2 Kids

    June 19, 2015 . 10 Comments

    What an incredible breach of trust. Not only did he lie to you about not having kids, which I'm sure made sense to him at the ... Read more »

  • Help! I'm Lost in My Mind, with No Sense of Life Purpose

    June 12, 2015 . 10 Comments

    I don’t suppose it’s much consolation, but you describe your situation very well—lost in your mind, indeed. You seem very much in ... Read more »

  • Our Relationship Has Hit a Wall; How Do I Get My Needs Met?

    June 5, 2015 . 10 Comments

    It sounds like you are in a very frustrating, even painful, place in your relationship right now. While all Read more »

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