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Psychotherapy

How To Get Therapy for Less Than $10

Kathleen Smith | Posted 02.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Smith

Never let money be the reason you shy away from living the best possible life. Never assume that your worries aren't significant enough or too significant to be addressed in the counseling room. It might take a little bit of strategizing, but you can find a great match in a therapist and keep your money for a rainy day.

Sexism in Therapy

Rosjke Hasseldine | Posted 01.27.2016 | Women
Rosjke Hasseldine

Within the therapy community there is a general belief that counselors and psychotherapists are gender neutral and that they do not impose their personal beliefs about gender roles onto their clients. In my experience, this belief is incorrect.

CBT for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted 01.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

In a study published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology in December 2015, a meta-analysis assessed the immediate, short-term, and long-term efficacy of psychotherapy for reducing GI symptoms in adults with IBS.

Who Knew?

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 01.25.2016 | Science
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

As I was reading about the evidence for the yet-unseen ninth planet, I thought to myself, "Wait a minute. Aren't there already nine planets?" I started listing them off, like you do when you're trying to remember the seven dwarves.

You Are Not Alone: A Conversation About OCD

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

You must nurture yourself and only stay close to people who know how to support you and comfort you. People with OCD whose close companions understand the disease and care for and support you relieve their symptoms more effectively. Get help, care for yourself, and be kind to yourself.

The Lesbian Chronicles 7: Climb Every Mountain, Ford Every Stream

Katharine Angelina Love | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Katharine Angelina Love

I felt a surge of love and forgiveness fill my body, and silently thanked Lorraine, who had given me this opportunity to practice the practice of forgiving myself.

Hidden Stressors in Daily Living

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 01.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Mitchell J. Rabin

As a stress management consultant, through dealing with clients over the course of years, I've discovered that the common causes of stress such as wor...

Four Mental Health Tips for the Back-to-School Season

Josh Rivedal | Posted 01.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Josh Rivedal

To have a successful transition back to school and to stay in one piece, you need to develop resources to live mentally healthy and to repair those metaphorical cracks in the brain when everything around you seems like its falling apart you feel like you might crumble.

5 Ways I'm Sharing SoulCycle With My Patients

Dr. Juli Fraga | Posted 01.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Juli Fraga

As you glide into the New Year, you might be surprised to learn how therapy works similarly to your beloved bicycle class and that you can climb the emotional mountain of self-improvement, too.

Thank You, Difficulty.

Connor Diemand-Yauman | Posted 01.04.2016 | Science
Connor Diemand-Yauman

It's time for a difficulty revolution. If we're to be better partners, employees, and friends, we must embrace and celebrate moments of difficulty. Why? Simply put, difficulty is the crux of all learning and growth, and one of the clearest indicators that we're achieving our goals.

'What Actually Happens During a Therapy Session' And Six Other Common Questions About Psychotherapy

Dr. Suzanne Gelb | Posted 12.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Suzanne Gelb

I'd like to address a few typical questions--and misconceptions--about what therapy is, and isn't, and how it works.

The Alchemy of Post-Traumatic Growth

Dr. Gary Trosclair | Posted 11.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Gary Trosclair

What might we learn if we looked for the common denominators of change mapped out by modern psychological research and ancient rituals? What if clinic...

30 Ways to Be Passive Aggressive

Dr. Gary Trosclair | Posted 11.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gary Trosclair

There's a lot of disdain for passive aggressive behavior, and the disdain only drives it deeper underground. Let's compassionately acknowledge that we're all capable of it, use curiosity to understand its source, and try to find better ways of owning our power and autonomy.

Why We Do Things We Regret, and How Not To

Dr. Gary Trosclair | Posted 11.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gary Trosclair

Just as important is that the attention and compassion of a therapist or supportive community can also help to shift the underlying needs that have such an impact on how we behave.

Is It Vulgar For Yoga Teachers To Use The "C" Word?

Ira Israel | Posted 11.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ira Israel

If you are trying to rid humanity of a virulent virus that cuts down thousands of people's lives in their prime everyday, then I think you are entitled to call yourself "Crazybusy."

The 'Hidden Truth' Mental Health Professionals Don't Always Prepare You For

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 11.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

There's a bummer therapists, psychologists and life coaches don't like to tell. It's this: Recovery hurts. It is not all Zippity Doo Da, Zippity Yay....

7 Questions to Ask Yourself If You're Constantly Anxious

Dr Perpetua Neo | Posted 10.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr Perpetua Neo

One of my favorite things about cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is shining a torch into our mind -- our thoughts, assumptions and beliefs. Here are seven questions that I often use with my clients, that can help you learn more about your anxiety and bring you greater peace.

Why People Happily Spend Money on Snacks, Smartphones, and Slot Machines--But Not Coaching or Therapy.

Dr. Suzanne Gelb | Posted 10.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Suzanne Gelb

People want to reach their goals. People want to fight less, worry less, stress less, and enjoy more peace and satisfaction at home, at work, and in their relationships. Hiring a coach or therapist can help with all of those goals. So, why are so many people so reluctant to "invest"?

The Arc of the Boomers

Stephen Mo Hanan | Posted 10.30.2015 | Fifty
Stephen Mo Hanan

Looking back from my seventh decade it's easy to see the polarization in America today as an outgrowth of the countercultural upheaval of the Sixties and Seventies.

Four Core Reasons Why Your Empathy May Be Missing

Lisa T. Schlesinger | Posted 10.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa T. Schlesinger

You tear up when you see commercials for abused and neglected animals. You cry with a friend who shared her feelings about a recent breakup. You e...

Guns, Mental Health and Insurance

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

Can we now all agree that long-term talk therapy is important? Can we as a culture value the powerful opportunity to explore the inevitable complexity of one's mind and emotions in a safe relationship -- especially with an appropriately trained therapist?

How To Overcome Your Fear Of Therapy

Dr Perpetua Neo | Posted 10.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr Perpetua Neo

John cringed at seeing himself as "someone who goes to therapy," so days of deliberation became months of fear. He isn't alone. In my work, I discuss fear of therapy early, because recognizing our fears helps us to slay them. Here are the seven biggest fears and how to overcome them.

Self-Deception Is Killing Us: Why Self-Awareness Matters

Dr. Gary Trosclair | Posted 10.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gary Trosclair

Officials or engineers at a large automaker convince themselves that it's OK to install software that cheats on vehicle emissions; shareholders lose t...

Paleotherapy and Invisible Trauma: 11 Tips to Heal

Ross A. Rosenberg | Posted 10.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Ross A. Rosenberg

When treating trauma victims (and trauma survivors), I conceptualize trauma as a metaphorical invisible wound that is shamefully hidden from others....

4 Common Myths About Going To Therapy

Jennifer Rollin | Posted 10.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rollin

However, as a mental health therapist myself, I have noticed that there are still a lot of common misconceptions and stereotypes surrounding therapy. The following are five myths about therapy, debunked.