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Depressed Patients Do Well With Cheaper Treatment

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 07.25.2016 | Healthy Living

Many people with depression struggle to get treatment for the condition, in part because “talk therapy” can be expensive, and there aren’t enoug...

Saratoga WarHorse... Saving the Lives of Our Veterans

Tim Hayes | Posted 07.21.2016 | Books
Tim Hayes

The emotional healing that begins with the nonverbal nonjudgmental acceptance of a horse enables veterans to feel safe enough to be themselves. This breakthrough Connection helps bridge the barrier of shame and isolation created by Post Traumatic Stress and enables the veteran to go on and continue to recover often utilizing emotional expressive therapy with another human.

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 ...

For the Love of Bitches

Pat Blumenthal | Posted 07.19.2016 | Women
Pat Blumenthal

But bitchy women can be so insightful and so brilliantly funny. Their biting sarcasm can make you marvel. It is hard to stay bitchy though. It is exhausting ... which is why so many bitchy women complain about how tired they are.

What To Expect At Your First Therapy Session

Teen Vogue | Posted 07.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Teen Vogue

So if you are choosing to try therapy, congrats on taking the leap. It means you're taking control of your problems, and what's cooler and more empowering than that? If you've got the first-appointment jitters, rest easy: Here's what to expect.

How Mindfulness Can Help Couples Cool Down

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 07.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

When each partner can react with greater equanimity, both partners can recover more easily. They regain a deeper acceptance of the other, recover their perspective taking and communication skills, and thus resolve disagreements more quickly before they spiral out of control.

How to Find Hope in the Challenge of Marriage

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Pam Fullerton, psychotherapist and writer I recently read an article in The New York Times by philosopher Alain de Botton that ignit...

Why It's So Important To Find Your Voice As You Age

Pat Blumenthal | Posted 07.09.2016 | Fifty
Pat Blumenthal

On the porch of my childhood home, a plaque hung on the exposed beams, just about where your eyes would naturally rest when you were gazing up in thought. The plaque contained a quote, attributed to Abraham Lincoln: 'Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak up and remove all doubt.'

Does Donald Trump Have Anger Issues?

The Huffington Post | John Rieger | Posted 07.11.2016 | Politics

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The Unexpected Lesson I Learned About Pleasuring My Husband

Pam Costa | Posted 07.06.2016 | Women
Pam Costa

What I really learned is that the absolute most effective way to turn on my partner is to be confident and enthusiastic. Seriously, this woman was so INTO what she was doing and so INTO her partner that it would still would have been hot if she was slathering his cock with peanut butter while reading him the federal tax code.

A Burger And A Shake, Nothing Else All Day - Gain 50 Pounds A Year!

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 07.05.2016 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

Photo by William Anderson A new Smashburger opened in my home town this month to great fanfare, and a quick look at what they served was almost enoug...

Father Loss And More

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Conclusion: The father plays a major role in who we are and who we become; his absence may occupy the center stage of a person's life.

Bad Advice: The Myth of Doomed Rebound Relationships

Dr. Milton Mankoff | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Milton Mankoff

With the exception of the minority whose choices are clearly always self-destructive, the best way to work on recovering from bad breakups, as the research above indicates, is by actively pursuing new relationships, not withdrawal.

Anxiety of What Other People Think of You

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 06.30.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Alex Ivanovs

Struggling to keep up with appearances because of anxiety? Deep rooted anxiety that stems from your past can easily ruin your present moment experienc...

How To Love Your Spouse, Even When You're Angry

Scott Gornto | Posted 06.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Scott Gornto

You can still feel angry about their decisions, but a mature adult chooses to handle that anger in a constructive manner so that they can experience personal growth and see the relationship ultimately thrive.

Want To Be A Therapist? Here's A (Not Very Serious) Quiz

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 06.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Samantha Rodman PhD

Many readers tell me that they are interested in having a career like me.  Well, okay, maybe three people have said this but whatever.  In order to ...

The Power To Feel More Deeply

Catherine Nagle | Posted 06.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Catherine Nagle

As Norman Vincent Peale said: "When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor."

The Lethal Cost of Mental Health Stigma

Matthew J. Dempsey | Posted 06.19.2016 | Queer Voices
Matthew J. Dempsey

Stigma keeps us from talking about mental illness, but it's time to raise our voices now that we've suffered the largest mass shooting in American his...

'Do I Need A Therapist Or A Friend?'

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 06.15.2016 | Women
Samantha Rodman PhD

I am so sorry to hear how much you're struggling in your marriage. Although this isn't what you're asking about right now, it is not normative to have a blow up fight every few months that leaves you feeling this upset and lonely. I encourage you to try couples counseling with your husband to work on this marriage.

A Brief But Necessary Insanity

Sherry Bronson | Posted 06.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Sherry Bronson

I was in real estate sales. So were 14,000 others in my city. The phone was strapped to my ear. Awake or sleeping I took those calls. If I didn't, the...

Dating & the Gay Age Gap (VIDEO)

Matthew J. Dempsey | Posted 06.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Matthew J. Dempsey

Psychotherapist Matt Dempsey and comedian Jimmy Fowlie answer a caller's question about struggling to know if it's OK to date older gay men and how to do it without feeling like he has to sleep with them on the first date.

Why Self-Care Matters To Me As A Black Woman

Minaa B | Posted 06.08.2016 | Black Voices
Minaa B

Self-care matters to me because one day I will raise a young black king or queen, and I want him or her to know that they are worthy, praised and powerful. Not because of the color of their skin, but because that is how they were created.

As I Desire You: Sexuality, Enigmatic Knowing, and the Therapeutic Couple

Jaime Lubin | Posted 06.06.2016 | Books
Jaime Lubin

"There are many things we don't know and only feel," Dr. Galit Atlas writes in her book The Enigma of Desire. This sentence has haunted me, I tell the...

A Woman's Passion Saves Her Marriage

Amy Begel | Posted 06.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Begel

No, I'm not talking about that kind of passion. I've been thinking about the whole "co-dependence" question, which prompted me to share a case from m...

Can a Simple Question Cause a Communication Breakdown?

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Pam Fullerton, psychotherapist and writer Have you ever experienced the following in a relationship? Everything is going well, you f...