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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.

Horses and Spirituality

Tim Hayes | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Tim Hayes

For over two decades I have been teaching the principals of Natural Horsemanship (or what was once referred to as "Horse Whispering") helping humans create better relationships with their horses.

11 Tips for Choosing (and Keeping) a Psychotherapist

Moshe Ratson | Posted 06.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Moshe Ratson

Psychotherapy isn't just for people who are anxious, depressed, or experiencing a dramatic life crisis. In fact, most people stand to benefit from talking openly about their thoughts and feelings with a neutral, nonjudgmental professional who guides them through their challenges.

Do I Need Therapy? How Do I Find a Good Therapist?

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted 06.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

Mental health professionals are like any other kind of professionals. Some are excellent; some are poor. Most are somewhere in between. You start with a leg up if you find someone who is well-trained in a kind of psychotherapy that has a very strong evidence base. Don't get discouraged if the therapist you're seeing isn't helpful enough. It just means you haven't yet found the right person.

10 Therapy Myths That Are Just Totally WRONG (As Written By A Therapist)

YourTango | Posted 06.25.2015 | Healthy Living
YourTango

There are a lot of myths about therapy that stop people from going in for a session. Here are 10 of the most common therapy myths -- and the truth! -- straight from the mouth of a therapist.

How to Face Your Fears and Conquer Your Anxiety Forever

Amy Morin | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Morin

Imagine how productive could you be if you conquered your fears. When you're no longer plagued by worrisome thoughts, and you don't need to waste time and energy trying to avoid the things that make you anxious, you can invest your resources into reaching your greatest potential.

You Are Your Own Worst Enemy and You Are Your Own Worst Enemy If You Think That You Are Your Own Worst Enemy

Ira Israel | Posted 06.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ira Israel

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy. ~ Hamlet (1.5.167-8) I have a marketing problem. I teach...

Relationshit: The Most Cathartic Comedy Show Around

Sarah Beauchamp | Posted 06.18.2015 | New York
Sarah Beauchamp

Up the winding steps of an old warehouse in Brooklyn is Standard Toykraft, a small venue with a stage and six short pews. Couples squeeze into them as the lights dim for the one-year anniversary of the Relationshit show, a live storytelling event where comedians and performers tell stories, and one of them is then analyzed by an actual psychologist on stage.

The Courage to Believe There Is a Different Way: Talking With the Founder of Tiny Buddha.

Jill Dahl | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Jill Dahl

Not very many people can say that they took their darkest moment and transformed it into a community with 1.5 million followers.

Making Therapy Work for You Continued -- Tool 1: Take Off the Mask

Dr. Gary Trosclair | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gary Trosclair

To get the most out of psychotherapy try to show as many of the different parts of your personality in your session as you can. We all wear masks -- personas -- to get along in less intimate settings such as professional situations, and to get through difficult times.

The Extended Release 'Drug' -- Why Therapy Works

Liv Raimonde | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Liv Raimonde

Many people in the world who struggle from mental illness struggle alone in silence. People hesitate to seek help because they fear it will label them...

The Three Stages of Depression, as Defined by Pathetic 80's Love Ballads

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 06.18.2015 | Comedy
Laura Lifshitz

If you've ever been depressed and had someone ask how you feel, after a while it gets boring just saying, "I'm depressed ... still." or "I'm depressed ... yet again."

Put Your Oxygen Mask on First: 5 Tips I Learned in Therapy

Keri Vaca | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Keri Vaca

I am a work in progress. I have the tools I need to keep depression at bay and to be my best self. I know I will have setbacks and that is OK. I encourage everyone to try some of these tools. I find them very helpful. If you think you need a therapist, look for one. Most of all, put your oxygen mask on first. I promise you are worth it.

10 Tips to Make Therapy Work for You

Dr. Gary Trosclair | Posted 06.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gary Trosclair

Therapists do try to explain what it means to work in therapy, but it's difficult to describe briefly how the process works, and delivering even a short discourse in session can be disruptive to the natural flow of the work.

Get the Fortune, Cookie Optional

Janet Blair Page | Posted 06.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Janet Blair Page

One of our most important life tasks is to know what we care about the most. And attaching our true responses -- not necessarily the ones we've learne...

Horses Don't Get Divorced ~ Healing Today's At Risk Youth

Tim Hayes | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics
Tim Hayes

After nine years of marriage, when Kyle was seven, his parents John and Sandy divorced. As divorces go, it was relatively amicable, and after about two years both parents were in new committed relationships.

5 Reasons Successful People Seek Therapy

Amy Morin | Posted 06.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Morin

Talk therapy can address a multitude of problems that may be holding you back. A trained professional can help you continue on the path to reaching your greatest potential, even when you're already wildly successful.

Finding the Story As Therapist and Writer

Kerry L. Malawista, MSW, Ph.D. | Posted 06.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Kerry L. Malawista, MSW, Ph.D.

Here was a moment of meaning for both Sophie and me: In our interaction we had discovered something previously unformed, not understood, and turned it into something that we could explore together.

Best Counselor in Los Angeles

Ira Israel | Posted 06.09.2015 | Los Angeles
Ira Israel

When looking for a counselor or psychotherapist you should know the differences between psychiatrists, psychologists, PsyDs, LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and Life Coaches.

Play Like a Kid

Pam Costa | Posted 06.09.2015 | Women
Pam Costa

It may seem strange that writing about playing like a kid is part of a series of blogs about sex, but let's face it, sex is just another form of play. Sure, it's adult play, but if you've forgotten how to play like a kid, my guess is that you're not maximizing the potential for enjoyment in your sex life. At least I certainly wasn't.

My Husband and I Are Incompatible

Deborah Stachelski | Posted 06.04.2015 | Weddings
Deborah Stachelski

30 questions later, we turn and look at each other with horror spread across our faces, realizing that not one of our answers is the same. "What! We thought we were soulmates!"

6 Ways to Shift Your Mindset to a Whole New Level

Terry Dika Volchoff | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Terry Dika Volchoff

Here are six things you can do, right now to empower yourself and move closer to the life you deserve:

As Our Children Graduate From High School, We Need To Graduate As Well

Dorothy O'Keefe Diana | Posted 05.29.2015 | Parents
Dorothy O'Keefe Diana

Allowing teens to grow and feel uncomfortable is vital to their emotional development and is just as important as all that nurturing we provided. As our teenagers graduate, our goals for them should graduate as well.