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

HuffPost Spain | Elena Santos | Posted 03.30.2015 | 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 remindi...

What Your Girlfriends Won't Tell You About Grief and Divorce

Beth Cone Kramer | Posted 03.25.2015 | Divorce
Beth Cone Kramer

If you've taken Psych 101, you'll probably remember Elizabeth Kübler-Ross's Five Stages of Loss, which we tend to associate with the death of someone close. Denial. Anger. Bargaining. Depression. Acceptance.

5 Ways to Keep Your Stress From Becoming Your Kids' Stress

Roni Cohen-Sandler, Ph.D. | Posted 03.23.2015 | Parents
Roni Cohen-Sandler, Ph.D.

Stress used to be the domain of older teens aiming for highly ranked colleges. But these days, even the youngest children in my psychology practice are complaining about trouble falling asleep, stomachaches, fears of making mistakes or doing badly on tests.

Man Marries Diabetes in Downtown New York City

Riva Greenberg | Posted 03.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

Photo credit Michael Dote. The invitation read "Marry the Beast," and more than 100 people were in attendance. The marriage was actually a commitmen...

Do Our Illnesses Define Us?

Risa Sugarman | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Risa Sugarman

For now, depression is still a part of who I am. I am not ashamed of this and while I do not welcome it, I cannot pretend that it is not there. Maybe the phrase should be adjusted for meaning. Instead of, I am not my illness, perhaps it should be, there is more to me than my illness.

Reframing the Past

Dr. Gloria Brame | Posted 03.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Dr. Gloria Brame

Because writing memoirs is so emotional, because it dredges up the past not only its raw, naked sliminess but also through a colder lens, it reminds me of what some clients go through in therapy.

5 Ways To Heal After Your Partner Has An Affair

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 03.08.2015 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

Working through an affair is tough. It takes tremendous energy and vulnerability on both sides. If your marriage has taken a back seat, it may have died a slow death.

Veterans Finding a New Outlook Outdoors

Ben Klasky | Posted 02.19.2015 | Impact
Ben Klasky

The path forward for returning veterans can be bolstered by treatment, therapy, and medication; but is also too often marked by addiction and suicide. Ultimately, Brandon would find his footing in the same place that his relentless sense of adventure took him as a boy growing up outside Cleveland - the outdoors.

5 Ways Being An Adult Beats Being A Teen

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 02.25.2015 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Those years between 13 and 18 certainly weren't easy, were they? It's amazing that we got through them. Some of us got through them relatively unscathed, while others are still self-conscious about the very issues that we got teased about back then

Divorce Confidential: Using Mental Health Professionals In Divorce

Caroline Choi | Posted 02.18.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

The goal in enlisting mental health professionals in your divorce is to help you move forward. Remember, there is no shame in asking for help, especially if it will get you to a better place emotionally and spiritually.

The Dream of the Perfect Marriage

Mark Matousek | Posted 02.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Mark Matousek

When you've been down the aisle and really bombed, it's hard to believe you'll ever have a happy marriage. When you've put on the tux, chosen the rings, picked out the invites, the flowers, the music, written the vows, made up the guest list, said, "I do," then wound up in the marital shitter.

How to Get Free Therapy From Your Friends

Jill Dahl | Posted 02.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jill Dahl

We all have untold stories. Stories that our closest friends know bits and pieces of, but there never seems to be enough time or space to finish tell...

How Freeing Our Relationships From Labels Frees Ourselves

Jamie Rautenberg | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Jamie Rautenberg

When illness becomes the strongest presence in a relationship, it changes everything. It forces both parties to grieve expectations of what society tells us is normal, which only reinforces the pressure we already feel just trying to recover.

How Bono and U2 Can Save Us From Despair: Hint, "It's a Beautiful Day"

Margaret Hession | Posted 02.13.2015 | Divorce
Margaret Hession

Joseph Campbell, the American mythologist, writer and lecturer said, "We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us."

Food and Dreams: How Eating Habits Can Impact Sleep and Dreaming

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 02.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

If you want good night's sleep, maybe you should think twice about that big glass of milk before bedtime. Or that bowl of ice cream, or the cold slic...

For Couples Who Hate Valentine's Day... Do This to Give the Best Gift Ever

Susan Kraus | Posted 02.10.2015 | Fifty
Susan Kraus

Think of it as a "State of Our Union" conversation, in which you address the state of your union. From habits to behaviors, attitudes to aspirations, this is your opportunity to focus on how to love each other better.

A Modern Manual For Happiness

Emily Ballard | Posted 03.30.2015 | Parents
Emily Ballard

Feeling uncomfortable doesn't mean you're doing life wrong, and investigating your discomfort won't kill you. It'll do quite the opposite, actually -- it'll let you fully live.

Here's Why You Should NEVER Start a Support Group!

Stephanie D. Lewis | Posted 03.28.2015 | Fifty
Stephanie D. Lewis

After they left, I was exhausted, but stayed awake all night tossing and turning. I toyed with starting another support group for women with insomnia. But when would we meet?

8 Brutally Honest Lessons I Learned About Love From My Therapist

YourTango | Posted 03.28.2015 | Divorce
YourTango

If you've never sat on a stranger's couch with a box of tissues in your lap, bawling your eyes out as a kind-eyed man smiles without judgment or criticism, then you don't know what you're missing.

My Therapist Assaulted Me -- And I Passed A Law To Keep It From Happening Again

xoJANE | Posted 03.27.2015 | Women
xoJANE

Each therapy session he would cross the boundaries a little bit more and each time, I told myself that it was me who had the problem. He was a professional with years of experience, education, and training. He knew what he was doing, and I was the one that needed help.

8 Elements Of A Sincere Apology

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Next time you're in a position to apologize, do it the right way even though it might be difficult. The gain far outweighs any anxiety you may have over saying, "I am sorry."

5 Things You Must Do If You Love (Or Have Loved) A Narcissist

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 03.15.2015 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

What is narcissism? A terribly inflated ego or sense of importance. People who believe the world should revolve around them. Who are impatient and critical. Who lack empathy. Will blame you for all problems.

Why Middle Age Is The Best Time To Seek Therapy

High50 | Posted 03.04.2015 | Fifty
High50

We like to think of aging as the route to wisdom, even serenity. The older generation was necessary, valued, at the top of the family tree. We knew the way the world worked, and we could offer sound counsel, and solace when it was needed.

How I'm Surviving in Survival Mode During a Severe Depression Relapse

Patrice Bendig | Posted 02.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Patrice Bendig

Looking back, the cause of that depression was my inability to let myself take time to process major life events. Coming back from that dark place required months of work in therapy, adjusting my medications and learning how to be more honest about my feelings.

How to Understand Your Partner's (Or Your Own) Sexual Abuse History

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 02.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Rodman PhD

After reading this post on a woman who hates sex because of her childhood sexual abuse history, a reader suggested that I write a post for partners o...