Creative Blocks from A to Z: Openness to Experience July 8, 2016 . 4 Comments
Personality psychologists have identified five dimensions, referred to as the “Big Five,” to roughly describe human personality traits. These dimensions are extroversion, conscientiousness, ... Read More
Reclaiming Your Voice: Saying No to Emotional Abuse July 7, 2016 . 11 Comments
The term “domestic violence” is an umbrella term that encompasses so much more than just physical violence. It involves a pattern of manipulative behaviors meant to control and maintain ... Read More
Shootings, Attacks, and Disasters: How EMDR Therapy Can Help July 7, 2016 . 8 Comments
Each time a mass shooting, terrorist attack, or natural disaster occurs, it becomes increasingly important to raise awareness of counseling options to help in dealing with the emotional ... Read More
4 Myths About Psychotherapy You Should Know Before You Go July 6, 2016 . 13 Comments
For many people, going to therapy is a hot-button issue. The idea somehow implies that a person in therapy is weak, unable to manage their problems, downright “crazy,” or just seeking ... Read More
Do You Eat to Soothe? Breaking Free of Emotion-Driven Eating July 6, 2016 . 8 Comments
Have you ever felt that your eating wasn’t due to hunger? Perhaps you felt an urge or craving that came “out of the blue”? One of the most common reasons for cravings, compulsive ... Read More
Breakup to Breakthrough: The Healing Power of Heartache July 5, 2016 . 7 Comments
“To spare oneself from grief at all cost can be achieved only at the price of total detachment, which excludes the ability to experience happiness.” —Erich Fromm We all know breakups ... Read More
You Can’t Always Get What You Want: Dealing with Rejection July 5, 2016 . 7 Comments
Which is worse: that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach after that person you just had a promising first date with says they don’t see it going further, or receiving a call from ... Read More
How Mental Health Referrals Help Physicians Give Better Care July 4, 2016 . No Comments
According to a recent health story from National Public Radio, depression is the catalyst for more than 8 million doctors’ appointments each year. More than half of those appointments ... Read More
‘Harm Reduction’ and Psychotropics: A GoodTherapy.org Review July 4, 2016 . 10 Comments
In an era of partisanship, much of the mental health community is divided on the issue of psychotropic medication. Is psychiatry’s magic bullet following the curve of overprescribed ... Read More
6 Ways to Help Your Teen Make and Keep Great Friends July 1, 2016 . 10 Comments
Friendship—that close connection with another person which allows us to feel valued and cared for—is vital at any stage of life. The need for love and belonging has long been established ... Read More
Transforming Vicarious Trauma in the LGBTQ+ Community June 30, 2016 . 5 Comments
Despite some recent legal changes to protect the civil rights of LGBTQ+ people in some states, we continue to be the most common targets of hate crimes in the U.S. (Park and Mykhyalyshyn, ... Read More
‘Love Is Love’: Finding Acceptance in Unexpected Places June 30, 2016 . 8 Comments
Editor’s note: Names and identifying information have been changed to protect confidentiality. Just four years earlier, I could have been arrested for it. In fact, only a few weeks before, ... Read More
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July 26, 2016 .
Although breastfeeding is widely accepted as the healthiest choice for infants, significant disparities in breastfeeding persist. Poverty, educational ... Read More
July 22, 2016 .
Yesterday, news broke that Miami police had shot Charles Kinsey, an unarmed mental health worker tending to a man with autism. Kinsey says he had his ... Read More
July 21, 2016 .
Police officers are more likely to use force against black individuals than white individuals, according to a Center for Policing Equity report. Previous ... Read More
July 20, 2016 .
Preschool bedtimes before 8 p.m. could significantly reduce a child’s risk of adolescent obesity, according to a new study published in The Journal of ... Read More
July 19, 2016 .
Female soccer players exposed to stereotypes about their playing ability experienced significant reductions in their dribbling speed, according to a study ... Read More
July 22, 2016 .
Dear GoodTherapy.org, I've been looking everywhere for an answer to this question, but nothing medical seems to make any sense to my life, so I figured I'd reach out ... Read More
July 15, 2016 .
Dear GoodTherapy.org, I grew up in a fairly loving, supportive environment, and I don't understand why I'm so filled with Read More
July 8, 2016 .
Dear GoodTherapy.org, So I know "crazy" isn't an acceptable term these days, but it's a term I genuinely identify with, since I don't know what's wrong with me and ... Read More
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Dear GoodTherapy.org, I was raised by parents who taught me the importance of remaining chaste until Read More
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Dear GoodTherapy.org, I am just starting to look into therapy for some stuff I am dealing with (Read More
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