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  • Ready, Steady, Play!

    “When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.” – C.S. Lewis After my childhood, then teenage years, my ... Read More

  • Dusty Miller, EdD, Presents ‘Addictions, Compulsions, and Self-Sabotage’

    Dear members and visitors to GoodTherapy.org, Today the GoodTherapy.org team and many members enjoyed the third event in our fall teleconference series, “Addictions, Compulsions, ... Read More

  • Psychology of Voting: Why Do We Vote the Way We Do?

    People don’t generally want to look at how politics and psychology are joined. But if we don’t, we will miss the seam that allows us to utilize what is happening in our world ... Read More

  • profile-of-man-looking-into-sky The Myths of Therapy

    “So, what do you do for a living?” The inevitable question asked at any social gathering. Though typically an innocuous question, I find myself dreading it. This is probably due to ... Read More

  • womens-hands-toasting-with-wine Menopause and Alcohol Abuse

    Over the past decade research has found that, for many women, the onset of alcohol abuse coincides with changes in hormone levels—changes that many women are unaware of in the early ... Read More

  • yelling-mom When Yelling is a Pattern

    Yelling is a topic that has meaning for everyone. All of us have raised our voices, probably more than once. No, I did not come from a home of screaming parents or siblings. However, I ... Read More

  • The Internal Storm

    “You can outdistance that which is running after you, but you cannot outdistance that which is running inside you.” -African Proverb My soul thirsted for down time, as if it was parched ... Read More

  • sb10062327bz-001 Adversity is Opportunity

    I was in a therapy session the other day when the person I was working with said that he was taught that things had to be easy to be okay. I found myself responding, “It is a privilege ... Read More

  • Group of friends sit and drink coffee What is a Psychotherapy Process-Oriented Group?

    A process group usually consists of around eight people who meet regularly for the common purpose of finding out more about who they are and what they would like to change in their personal ... Read More

  • What Is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)?

    Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that can cause significant damage to the sufferer’s life. OCD begins with obsessive thoughts. These lead to the development ... Read More

  • Older woman stands with amrs outstretched in field of wild flowers Solitude and Surrender

    Lately I have been reading about solitude and writing about surrender. They seem to go together and have much to say about the spiritual dimension of psychotherapy. Solitude is usually ... Read More

  • elders-hands-reading Trusting the Tao: Getting Out of Our Own Way

    My dad is an easy going and open-minded man. It is funny for me to contemplate that he has a daughter with my temperament. I can see his face looking down at me as a young girl, perplexed ... Read More

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