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Therapist (vs) Bartender: A Divorcee's Take on Marital Counseling

Nicole Lavery | Posted 11.23.2015 | Divorce
Nicole Lavery

At first glance, a therapist and bartender share very little in common. Two occupations on opposite ends of the employment spectrum. Contradictory personality types and body art preferences.

Thanksgiving and Sex

Pam Costa | Posted 11.23.2015 | Women
Pam Costa

This week, people all across America will sit down together for dinner and express their gratitude for the good things in their lives. And if this year is like prior years, the day after Thanksgiving, we'll wash our hands of the holiday and dive headfirst into the "Season of Giving."

30 Ways to Be Passive Aggressive

Dr. Gary Trosclair | Posted 11.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gary Trosclair

There's a lot of disdain for passive aggressive behavior, and the disdain only drives it deeper underground. Let's compassionately acknowledge that we're all capable of it, use curiosity to understand its source, and try to find better ways of owning our power and autonomy.

15 Things I Did at 35 to Be Unstoppable at 40

Tara-Nicholle Nelson | Posted 11.20.2015 | Women
Tara-Nicholle Nelson

Beyond just the financial, I live an abundant, healthy life I love to look at -- and love to live. Is life perfect? Definitely not. But it is beautiful. And it was hard won.

10 Dos & Don'ts When Talking to Your Children about Terrorism

Dr. Jodi Gold | Posted 11.18.2015 | Parents
Dr. Jodi Gold

The recent violence and terrorist attacks in Paris present challenges for parents. Do you tell your children? When and how do you tell your children about these terrorizing and scary events? What are the dos and don'ts?

Thanksgiving Satisfies Hunger to Be Appreciated

Marcia Naomi Berger | Posted 11.18.2015 | Women
Marcia Naomi Berger

Relationships thrive when compliments flow. So why not extend the concept of Thanksgiving beyond when we've eaten our fill and cleared the plates? How about giving thanks to your partner, saying specifically what you appreciate about him or her--every single day?

For Everyone Who Has Lost a Loved One

Ken Page | Posted 11.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ken Page

Dr. Jamie Turndorf (aka Dr. Love) is a psychotherapist, media personality, and bestselling author. In "Love Never Dies: How to Reconnect and Make Peac...

Why We Do Things We Regret, and How Not To

Dr. Gary Trosclair | Posted 11.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gary Trosclair

Just as important is that the attention and compassion of a therapist or supportive community can also help to shift the underlying needs that have such an impact on how we behave.

Dr. Ruth's Advice: Put Down the iPhone and No One Night Stands

Laura Goldman | Posted 11.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Laura Goldman

At 87 years old, sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer is still adding more chapters to her incredible life. For those who aren't aware, Karola Siegel, ...

The Digital Side of Therapy

dailyRx News | Posted 11.09.2015 | Healthy Living
dailyRx News

Web counseling is an easily accessible and affordable mental health tool. And new evidence suggests it's effective, too.

The 'Hidden Truth' Mental Health Professionals Don't Always Prepare You For

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 11.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

There's a bummer therapists, psychologists and life coaches don't like to tell. It's this: Recovery hurts. It is not all Zippity Doo Da, Zippity Yay....

The United States Could Use a Therapist General

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 11.05.2015 | Healthy Living
The University of Central Florida Forum

The person assuming this role could issue an annual report about the state of the nation's mental health, investigate and report on the likely psychological costs and benefits of proposed laws, and issue recommendations for therapies to improve the nation's psychological health.

Punch Shame in the Gut

Scott Gornto | Posted 11.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Scott Gornto

In heightened states of emotion, parents can spew shame-filled words. While shame finds its origin in dozens of people and circumstances, far too many grown adults still experience shame because of how their parents (or primary caregivers) treated them as children or teenagers.

Why Not Desiring Sex Was the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me

Pam Costa | Posted 11.03.2015 | Women
Pam Costa

My journey continues to have its ups and downs, helping me balance confidence with humility. There are days when I feel in complete control of my sexuality and connected with my partner and other times when I feel like my libido has gone missing, never to return again.

It Was Time to Break Up With My Therapist

Abby King | Posted 11.02.2015 | Women
Abby King

I broke up with my therapist today. I didn't have any idea I was going to end our 7-year relationship yet I walked in, sat down and told her I was o...

Youth, Addiction, Horses and Healing

Tim Hayes | Posted 11.02.2015 | Books
Tim Hayes

Horses don't care who you are, what you've done, or what you believe. They care only about how you behave with them. This enables them to give unconditional acceptance to a troubled teen who is revealing his or her true self.

The Strength In Letting Go

Rachel Brehm | Posted 10.31.2015 | Fifty
Rachel Brehm

I remember when I was still in it. I sat quietly on the couch. Fidgeting, shifting, and flushed. Trying to make myself appear comfortable, trying to convince my therapist that I was okay, trying to consider the implication of her accusation -- her diagnosis. Eating Disorder.

Can Therapy Save Your Dating Life?

Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC | Posted 10.29.2015 | Divorce
Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC

If you are willing to put in the time and effort to address these issues in therapy, it could just save your dating life.

How Do I Know if I Need Mental Health Services?

John Tsilimparis | Posted 10.28.2015 | Healthy Living
John Tsilimparis

If you have ever wondered if mental health services are right for you and have been reluctant to reach out for a consultation, here's a quick referenc...

Love Is the Miracle that Helped Me Deal With My Daughter's Depression

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 10.28.2015 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

The doctor turned to me. "Did you know she had been considering suicide?" Unable to speak, I simply shook my head. I had seen marks on her wrists a few weeks before, and she had said something about scissors.

The Real Reason Why You Haven't Healed Your Trauma/Depression/Heartbreak

Natasha Che | Posted 10.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Natasha Che

The prevailing psychological wisdom of our time tells you that your current dysfunctions are probably a result of your past experiences, e.g., your pa...

The Harsh Reality Of Surviving A 'Gay Exorcism'

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 10.21.2015 | Gay Voices

After a recent federal report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration called for an end ...

How To Overcome Your Fear Of Therapy

Dr Perpetua Neo | Posted 10.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr Perpetua Neo

John cringed at seeing himself as "someone who goes to therapy," so days of deliberation became months of fear. He isn't alone. In my work, I discuss fear of therapy early, because recognizing our fears helps us to slay them. Here are the seven biggest fears and how to overcome them.

Self-Deception Is Killing Us: Why Self-Awareness Matters

Dr. Gary Trosclair | Posted 10.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gary Trosclair

Officials or engineers at a large automaker convince themselves that it's OK to install software that cheats on vehicle emissions; shareholders lose t...

I Work With Elders Because I Am Selfish

Kyrié Sue Carpenter | Posted 10.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kyrié Sue Carpenter

I work with elders because I am selfish: I want to limit my own suffering in old age, and hopefully others' along the way. I am open and actively learning from elders and the aging process.