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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...

Natural Ways to Help Your Insomnia

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 06.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

I once heard that if you want to imagine what the mind of a creative individual looks like, think of a web browser with thousands of tabs open all the time. I can't help but laugh, because it's completely true! My mind has a hard time turning off, which makes bed time almost impossible.

Intimacy, a Hierarchy (With Thanks to Abraham Maslow)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 06.03.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

We're complex beings, and there is always more to learn. Caring is more important than "knowing." Are we interested, receptive, curious? The element of surprise can fuel a sense of newness and add excitement when we're open to it.

10 Reasons to Try Therapy

Kelly Bishop | Posted 06.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Kelly Bishop

You don't need to go through something especially traumatic to benefit from therapy. You don't need to be suffering from a mental illness to feel the positive side effects of talking to someone. There are so many misconceptions about therapy.

Hitting the Button on Depression

Lee Gaitan | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Lee Gaitan

To most teachers the phrase "hit the button" has a very specific meaning, referring to the button in every classroom used to call the office if assist...

Best Psychologist

Ira Israel | Posted 08.23.2016 | Los Angeles
Ira Israel

I have heard that putting on a show is 'the art of stopping people coughing', and I do rather like the idea. ~ Derren Brown At the University of Pen...

Healing Is Not Yours to Choose

Kelsey Hatchitt | Posted 05.31.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kelsey Hatchitt

Healing is sitting with the pain, in that messy convolution of life, refusing to budge from the hurt and instead owning it. We need to own our hurt to heal.

'I'm Scared of Therapy'

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Samantha Rodman PhD

Reader Scared Of Therapy writes, I am a 32-year-old, happily married, mother of two boys (5 and 7months). My Mum is an orphan, was raised in an orph...

Music as Medicine: Why a New Kind of Neuro-Rehab Is Taking Off

Rebecca Strong | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Strong

Ancient Greek philosophers believed that music had a therapeutic purpose -- including to treat depression, mania and even hangovers. In the Native Ame...

Gay Men & Body Image

Matthew J. Dempsey | Posted 05.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Matthew J. Dempsey

Why might we simultaneously feel attracted to and in competition with other gay mens bodies?

Why We Accept the Love We Think We Deserve

Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC | Posted 05.26.2016 | Divorce
Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC

By changing how you feel about yourself, by knowing you deserve better, you will work to increase your self-esteem and self-concept, and you will end up with better people in the long run. Let's discuss some reasons this can happen, and a few ways that you can change this unhealthy cycle.

Quitters CAN Be Winners

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 05.26.2016 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

Being persistent is not the same thing as not quitting. Persisting is getting up and trying again. To be successful, we need to know when to quit, especially if we've been doing something that is destined to fail.

First Day of Therapy? Know This.

Johanna Bond | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Johanna Bond

I speak for myself, and not necessarily all therapists. As a licensed mental health counselor, here is what I want you to know when you come into counseling for the first time.

Social Media Stalking and Exhibitionism

Matthew J. Dempsey | Posted 05.19.2016 | Queer Voices
Matthew J. Dempsey

How long is too long to be spending searching through someone else's multiple social media accounts?

Layups for Life Skills: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.18.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we recognize seven individuals from across the globe who have projects that are leading movements of change. In ...

The Impact of Legislating Discrimination

Jor-El Caraballo | Posted 05.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Jor-El Caraballo

With increased mainstream visibility of LGBTQ issues, it seems that some are dedicated to promoting legislation that not only promotes discrimination, but like Tennessee, limit care to those who truly need it.