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Psychotherapy

What Psychedelic Research Can Teach Us About Mental Health

Natalie Ginsberg | Posted 05.18.2014 | Science
Natalie Ginsberg

Psychedelic-assisted therapy has not only proven effective in alleviating terminally ill patients' anxiety, but has also yielded promising results in treating a variety of intractable psychological conditions over the years.

What's Your Story? Making Use of Your Past

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 05.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

There is no such thing as a story without a listener. This uniquely human act of telling our story both creates us and connects us. The character we narrate gives birth to the character we are in the context of a relationship.

Emily Thomas

First LSD Study In Decades Shows Medical Promise

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Thomas | Posted 03.06.2014 | Science

After a decades-long pause on LSD medical research, the results of the first LSD study approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 40 years h...

When Love Is a Battlefield

Mindy Utay | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Mindy Utay

A spouse that has gone through attachment trauma needs a strong relationship more than ever. Avoid allowing a trauma to tear your marriage apart. Seek help from a professional and begin working towards a stronger relationship for both of you.

Searching for a Great Psychotherapist

Michael J. Tansey | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael J. Tansey

The notion of acknowledging the need for professional help and calling a perfect stranger regarding matters that are deeply personal is a very hard thing to do. This does not make all that go away, but be well aware that the first phone call for virtually everyone is daunting.

Demystifying Therapy: How to Get the Most Out of Your First Therapy Session

Daniela Tempesta, LCSW | Posted 04.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniela Tempesta, LCSW

Preparing for your first session with a new therapist can be a bit nerve wracking. Sharing your pain and vulnerabilities with a perfect stranger can feel foreign and even daunting. If you notice yourself feeling nervous, don't worry, it is totally normal.

Why Your Therapist Should Go 'Back to the Future'

Douglas LaBier | Posted 04.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

I recently spoke to psychology doctoral students about the innovative contributions of some pioneering psychoanalysts in New York and Washington and w...

GAY BOOK REVIEW: Bad Therapist by Will Meyerhofer

Christopher Murray | Posted 03.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Christopher Murray

The sincere, comedic and provocative new novel, Bad Therapist utilizes a Swiftian science fiction conceit as a pretext for a thoughtful meditation on love, shifting cultural mores concerning gender and sexuality and psychotherapy itself.

5 Tips For Finding The Right Therapist For You

Daniela Tempesta, LCSW | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniela Tempesta, LCSW

After more than 15 years of seeing a variety of therapists myself, I've had my share of bad experiences. I've also had amazing, life-altering, not-sure-what-I-would've-done-without-'em therapists. So even if it sounds like you have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your "theraprince," the result is definitely worth it.

Consecrated Sexual Attraction (Part 3)

Ryan Thomas Neace | Posted 02.26.2014 | Religion
Ryan Thomas Neace

(This is post 3 of 3 entitled, Consecrated Sexual Attraction. Read part 1 here or part 2 here.) ***Several years ago, I worked with a woman who I fi...

The Most Popular Kinds Of Psychotherapy -- And Why You Should Try One

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By Sally Tamarkin Therapy: Many of us have an image of it our minds -- whether it's Robin Williams tending to a wounded Matt Damon, Betty Draper ...

Can Self-Loving End Your Love Life?

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Believe it or not, I've been asked many times if self-loving is cheating and about its potential negative impact on relationships and each time I thin...

Consecrated Sexual Attraction: Part 2

Ryan Thomas Neace | Posted 02.09.2014 | Religion
Ryan Thomas Neace

This is post 2 of 3 entitled: "Consecrated Sexual Attraction." Read Part 1 here. *** Growing up, my father and I talked a good deal about women, marr...

Consecrated Sexual Attraction (Part 1)

Ryan Thomas Neace | Posted 02.09.2014 | Religion
Ryan Thomas Neace

I took a deep breath when Samantha came into my office (identity changed to protect confidentiality). Twenty years old, brown hair all the way down h...

IHI Therapy Center Wants You to Love Yourself

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 12.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

Olympia Dukakis is Armistead Maupin. Former NFL player Wade Davis is the writer Linda Villarosa. True Blood's Carrie Preston, 30 Rock's Maluik Panch...

The 'Golden Rule' of the Helping Professions

Ross A. Rosenberg | Posted 02.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Ross A. Rosenberg

As people who are entrusted with so much responsibility, professional helpers should conduct themselves according to a standard that prohibits them from providing services that they themselves need.

You Need to Wake Up!

Terri Cole | Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

Because when you are mindful, you are aware that you have choices. You can choose the words you use. You can choose the actions you take. When you are not mindfully awake, you are reacting all the time and trapped in an illusion that it is all happening to you.

5 Ways to Protect Children During Divorce

Deborah Anderson Bialis | Posted 01.25.2014 | Divorce
Deborah Anderson Bialis

Wondering what is best for your kids and navigating the optimal way to get them through the transition might feel like a constant struggle.

Happiness No Matter What

Sandra Fecht | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Sandra Fecht

This is about being able to sail your unique, personal ship of life through the roughest storms and come through to a safe harbor. It is all about learning how to navigate the rough waters and enjoying the storms as much as the calm.

Transform Your Life

Suna Senman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Suna Senman

Your change initiates from you. You may seek a professional to help you, yet you are the pilot and the counselor is the copilot. You guide the work, while your supporter uses his or her training and skills to jump-start or turbo boost your own efforts. Keep aware that you are in the driver's seat.

What Memories Are Made of

Kerry L. Malawista, MSW, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kerry L. Malawista, MSW, Ph.D.

We all perceive things as we imagine them to be, based on our own histories, as seen through our current lens of the world. This is why two people experiencing the very same event will tell the story in completely different ways. They can have two completely different "realities."

Is Your Story Dragging You Around?

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Rea Nolan Martin

I realize it's difficult, but we literally can't move forward without forgiveness. As an enabled spirit with power over the past, you will gracefully arrive at gratitude which will drop you off at peace.

Anger Management Is Fear Management

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

There are true tigers and there are paper tigers, true threats and symbolic/conditioned threats. All of us need to learn how not to fear fear itself, in which case, anger management goes beyond fear management and becomes tantamount to mind management.

Unpack Your Bags -- Guilt Trip's Over

Terri Cole | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

Go back to what it what like growing up -- both in and outside the home. Think about school, social life, etc. Even in your young adult life and into adulthood, what were experiences that happened to invoke these emotions? Why?

The Doctor/Patient Relationship Comes First, Last, and Always

Allen Frances | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Allen Frances

When I started my training in psychiatry 45 years ago, the prevailing model for understanding mental disorders was broadly bio/psycho/social in the grand tradition of Pinel. When psychiatry is practiced well, it integrates insights from all the different ways of understanding human nature.