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8 Ways to Be Your Therapist's Favorite Patient

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 07.28.2015 | Comedy
Laura Lifshitz

So you're in therapy and secretly or not-so secretly, you have taken your therapist on as a second mom or dad.

How Does A Breakup Affect Your Health?

Posted 07.28.2015 | MarloThomas

We had mental health and relationship expert Dr. Jeff Gardere stop by the program to talk to us about what to do if you’re obsessing over an ex. Hi...

What's The Difference Between "Breakup Blues" and "Obsessing Over Your Ex"?

Posted 07.28.2015 | MarloThomas

We had mental health and relationship expert Dr. Jeff Gardere stop by the program to talk to us about what to do if you’re obsessing over an ex. Hi...

Does Social Media Cause Breakups?

Posted 07.28.2015 | MarloThomas

We had mental health and relationship expert Dr. Jeff Gardere stop by the program to talk to us about what to do if you’re obsessing over an ex. Hi...

What Are The 12 Steps To Recovering From A Breakup?

Posted 07.28.2015 | MarloThomas

We had mental health and relationship expert Dr. Jeff Gardere stop by the program to talk to us about what to do if you’re obsessing over an ex. Hi...

Three Tips To Stop Obsessing Over An Ex

Posted 07.28.2015 | MarloThomas

We had mental health and relationship expert Dr. Jeff Gardere stop by the program to talk to us about what to do if you’re obsessing over an ex. Hi...

What Do You Do When You Can't Stop Crying Over Somebody?

Posted 07.27.2015 | MarloThomas

We had mental health and relationship expert Dr. Jeff Gardere stop by the program to talk to us about what to do if you’re obsessing over an ex. Hi...

Why Are Men Violent When Their Relationship Ends?

Posted 07.27.2015 | MarloThomas

We had mental health and relationship expert Dr. Jeff Gardere stop by the program to talk to us about what to do if you’re obsessing over an ex. Hi...

How Do Men And Women React Differently In A Breakup?

Posted 07.27.2015 | MarloThomas

We had mental health and relationship expert Dr. Jeff Gardere stop by the program to talk to us about what to do if you’re obsessing over an ex. Hi...

Getting Over An Addiction To Your Ex

Posted 07.27.2015 | MarloThomas

If love is truly like a drug, can a breakup turn your affection into addiction? According to mental health and relationship expert Dr. Jeff Gardere,...

The Power of Transforming Your Story in Psychotherapy

Dr. Gary Trosclair | Posted 07.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gary Trosclair

This is the 5th in a series of posts about how clients can use depth psychotherapy effectively. For an introduction see my post 10 Tips to Make Therap...

Robert Redford on Horses, Healing and the Book Riding Home

Tim Hayes | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics
Tim Hayes

Robert Redford has written a compelling Foreword to my new book, Riding Home: The Power of Horses to Heal. I am honored and profoundly grateful.

From a Shelter Worker: Reflections on Doing Good and Earning Profit

Liz Powers | Posted 07.22.2015 | Impact
Liz Powers

I have worked with non-profits for 8 years and with homeless individuals for the past 9. During that time, I did a lot of reflecting. I thought about how frustrating it was to feel stifled - how I wanted to make an enormous impact. And move fast.

Masturbation Is Wrong. Wait. What?

Pam Costa | Posted 07.21.2015 | Women
Pam Costa

When I decided to confront what I had perceived as "low libido," I realized that if I could masturbate, then I clearly had the capacity to turn myself on. And with that realization, I began to wonder if getting over my embarrassment about masturbation might be key to unlocking the sexual tiger within.

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 ...

Text Alert: The Connection Between Quality Sleep and Quitting Cigarettes

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

The findings suggest that text message-based programs could help improve sleep habits among smokers, which may in turn help them become smoke-free.

Can Nicknames Be a Way of Treating People 'Less Than'?

Scott Gornto | Posted 07.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Scott Gornto

"Tracy, the last time you were in, you talked about your dating life. Is that where you'd like to start today? I know this has been an area of conce...

Making Therapy Work for You: Forge an Authentic Connection With Your Therapist

Dr. Gary Trosclair | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gary Trosclair

Taking an active role in forging an authentic connection with your therapist has lasting rewards. It will help you to gain insight into your patterns of interaction, and, if you allow your therapist to have some importance in your life, it will allow deep healing to occur.

Alena Hall

Looking For Relief From Depression? Try Laughing At Your Pain

HuffingtonPost.com | Alena Hall | Posted 07.10.2015 | Healthy Living

When Clayton Raithel's first encounter with love came to an unexpected end, he suffered far more than just a broken heart. What looked like an...

A Good Psychiatrist Is Hard to Find

Abilash Gopal, M.D. | Posted 07.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Abilash Gopal, M.D.

Until more talented doctors go into psychiatry, patients will continue to find it extremely difficult to find a good psychiatrist, and stories about patients receiving substandard psychiatric care will overshadow stories about good treatment.

3 Myths About Low Libido

Pam Costa | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Pam Costa

A year ago, my partner and I made the decision to start seeing a sex and relationship coach. Through our journey, I've debunked a few myths about l...

What Is the Difference Between a Psychiatrist, a Psychologist, a Psychotherapist and a Counselor?

Ira Israel | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

Do not be afraid to shop around to find a therapist who is going to meet you where you are at and provide the services, tools, advice, direction and emotional support that is going to help you overcome whatever is holding you back from leading a productive life.

An Open Letter to Black Women About Mental Health

Minaa B | Posted 07.02.2015 | Black Voices
Minaa B

I was raised to be a strong, black woman who could handle her own emotions -- not ask someone to help me sort them out. How dare I need treatment for feeling worthless and for being bullied when I come from a lineage of ancestors who used strength and endurance as a way to survive?

The Psychology Behind Ghosting

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 07.01.2015 | Women
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

The mysterious disappearing act newly popularized as "ghosting" surfaces as a frequent topic in psychotherapy. Ghosted individuals wonder how and why someone would suddenly disappear following a series of great dates or months of a great relationship.

Making Therapy Work for You: Have Your Feelings Without Your Feelings Having You

Dr. Gary Trosclair | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gary Trosclair

Some believe that venting will help them to heal, others feel that it will be most helpful to remain distanced from their feelings so that they can analyze them. They're both right. And they're both wrong.