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Talk Therapy

Here's A New Way To Prevent The Winter Blues

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 11.09.2015 | Science

Yes, winter is coming -- but that doesn't mean the winter blues are inevitable. Scientists have long known that some of us suffer from seasonal affec...

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 Know if Therapy Is Working

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted 10.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

In many cases, it's difficult for clients to know whether they're making progress because therapists do not necessarily state the goals and desired ou...

Dementia 101: Therapy Can Help

Kyrié Sue Carpenter | Posted 07.20.2015 | 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 ...

Talking To A Therapist Could Be The Secret To Sleeping Better

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 07.21.2015 | Science

Sleeping pills may not be the only option for the 50million to 70 million Americans suffering from chronic insomnia. A new review of research suggests...

Every Monday, Two Psychologists Dish Out Free Therapy To Those Who Can't Afford To Pay

HuffPost Spain | Elena Santos | Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living

It all started with a WhatsApp message. Six months ago, in September 2014, the psychologist Jorge Fresco sent a text to one of his patients reminding ...

Just 6 Therapy Sessions May Be Enough To Lower Suicide Risk

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.25.2014 | Science

Each year, suicide claims the lives of more than 40,000 Americans -- many of whom never seek professional care. But new research suggests that access ...

Mental Health: The Thin Line Between Coping and Catastrophe

Ross Szabo | Posted 12.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Ross Szabo

There's a huge emphasis placed on how we cope with stress, anxiety and mental health challenges in our lives. Everyone has a different way of determining the difference between release and reinforcement.

Therapists on the Big and Small Screens versus Real Life

Tara Fass | Posted 01.26.2014 | Entertainment
Tara Fass

Much of what is known about therapists is derived from unflattering cinematic depictions. One might surmise we are a group of mostly unworthy professionals who routinely act out in ways illegal and unethical.

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.

Sexual Orientation Change Therapy and the First Amendment

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

This line is not always easy to draw, but it is easy in Welch. What the state is regulating in the context of SOCE is not the speech of the therapist as such but the use of a method of therapy.

This Thanksgiving, Thank Your Therapist -- Or Go Get One

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Adam Kirk Edgerton

We should start referring friends to good therapists, unashamedly, the way we would refer them to a good dentist. For now, I thank my own, and hope that others find their own path to wellness, no matter what anyone else says.

Hope for Patients With Severe Schizophrenia

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted 12.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

For many decades, mental health professionals believed that talk therapy was completely ineffective for schizophrenia. A groundbreaking new study, however, was just published.

The Industrialized, New-Deal Age Of Psychiatry

Ronald Ricker | Posted 08.08.2011 | Healthy Living
Ronald Ricker

If a psychiatrist's goal is to make large amounts of money, utilizing the systemic flaw of writing prescriptions for powerful medicines to patients he barely knows, he should leave the field of medicine.

DRUG DOCS: Psychiatrists Turn To A New Form Of Therapy

nytimes.com | GARDINER HARRIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. -- Alone with his psychiatrist, the patient confided that his newborn had serious health problems, his distraught wife was screaming a...

6 Ways To Get More Out Of Your Therapy Session

Dr. John Grohol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. John Grohol

A psychotherapist's main job is to act as a guide in your recovery and healing process. They are not there to necessarily give you all the answers, but help you find your own way to those answers.

Finding The Right Psychiatrist

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

First and foremost you want to recognize that mental health problems, including addictions, are among the most common medical problems that exist!

3 Tips For Finding A Great Therapist

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

Each client deserves to feel the comfort and confidentiality of having an exclusive relationship with their therapist, uncontaminated by anything or anyone on the outside.

Falling In Love With Your Psychiatrist

Gary W. Small, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gary W. Small, M.D.

Falling in love with your psychiatrist can be a normal part of therapy. Known as transference, the patient is transferring feelings she has toward a parent or authority figure, onto the therapist.

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.

What Makes A Successful Therapist-Patient Relationship?

Donna Flagg | Posted 06.04.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Flagg

You need a therapist who is willing to tell you that you are full of it. Otherwise, the game keeps going around and around and the patient keeps going in circles.

5 Ways Talk Therapy Can Help You

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

Seeing a therapist of any sort can be extraordinarily useful at certain points in your life.