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Benefits of Psychotherapy

When A Therapist Needs To Take A Break

Josh Jonas | Posted 07.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Josh Jonas

"My girlfriend has wanted me to get into therapy for a while," Jesse, a bright and quick 25 year old told me. "She sent me an email telling me why ...

Dementia 101: Therapy Can Help

Kyrié Sue Carpenter | Posted 07.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Kyrié Sue Carpenter

Choosing to participate in psychotherapy can be a difficult decision. It's easy to make a list of excuses to put it off -- it costs too much, I don't ...

It's September, Time to Stop the Crazy! The Gay's Guide to Finding a Great Shrink

Christopher Murray | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Christopher Murray

Most people have two concerns when shopping around for a new counselor. The first is cost and how to minimize the out-of-pocket expenses and somehow make that crappy insurance pull its weight. The second concern, and vastly the sexier one, of course, is goodness of fit.

Doc, Have You Read My Book?

Julie Sarkissian | Posted 04.17.2013 | Books
Julie Sarkissian

When I received the advanced reader's copy of the book, I thought of my therapist. Without the work we had done together I wouldn't have had the presence of mind to finish the book, let alone appreciate holding it.

The Ultimate Psychotherapy

Michael Neill | Posted 04.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

"In many ways," said Robert, "the ultimate psychotherapy is simply to relax about things." While it was just a passing comment, the reason it has been humming along inside my mind ever since is that it so directly mirrors the experience I have with my own clients.

What Good Can It (Psychotherapy) Do?

May Benatar, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. | Posted 03.11.2013 | Healthy Living
May Benatar, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Within most adult folks there is an inner wisdom that would offer great assistance in resolving the impasses of our life. Therapy is about accessing our inner, innate wisdom, not replacing it with someone else's.

A Humbling Perspective on Oneness: There Really Is No Other

Mariana Caplan, Ph.D. | Posted 03.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Mariana Caplan, Ph.D.

Week by week I listen to heartbreaking stories of confusion, loss and disillusionment on the spiritual path. Sometimes the stories are of disillusionment with teachers, but just as often the individual is disenchanted, or disappointed, by their own projections onto the spiritual path.

Is Stuttering Biological Or Psychological?

Peter Wolson | Posted 12.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Wolson

Proclaiming that stuttering is unrelated to emotional issues and family relationships is a misguided, potentially damaging omission for individuals whose stuttering is largely caused by psychological conflicts in childhood.

Passive Aggressive? It May Be A Disorder

Carol W. Berman, M.D. | Posted 10.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol W. Berman, M.D.

Not that many people with PAPD present themselves for treatment. Instead they are busy acting out by procrastinating, complaining, resenting and generally being resistant.

Divorce: Independence or Enslavement?

Mark Schwartz | Posted 09.03.2011 | Divorce
Mark Schwartz

July 4 prompted thoughts of whether divorce is a declaration of independence or a form of slavery.

Everyone Should Be In Therapy

Thomas Moore | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas Moore

One of the first things I learned after beginning to practice psychotherapy was that everyone is at least a little neurotic, and everyone, at one time or another, could do with a little therapy.

Psychotherapy Goes To The Mat

TIME | Alana B. Elias Kornfeld | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Talk. Share. Cry. Stretch? Psychotherapy has historically been an exercise of the mind, but in the offices of more and more modern-day mental-health p...

Lost Common Sense about Depression: Relationships

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bruce E. Levine

While psychotherapy may not help all depressed people, the loss of psychiatrists practicing psychotherapy means the loss of basic common sense in psychiatry about depression.