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Psychotherapy

Revolution Is Actually Condensed Evolution

Jenny Florence | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenny Florence

Learning to listen and be responsive to our emotions is possibly the biggest generational task that we face in our current time. It is both a challenge and an extraordinary opportunity.

Successful Strategies To Find The Right Therapist

Robi Ludwig, Psy.D. | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Robi Ludwig, Psy.D.

Once you've made the right choice, the therapeutic relationship can be one of the most life enhancing, rewarding relationships and experiences you'll ever have.

(Clinical) Fear and Loathing in America

Max Dorfman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
Max Dorfman

Maybe as a nation--despite the depressed economy--we're not looking at ourselves clearly. We are still powerful--but no one, and no country, could possibly confront the mass amount of issues we believe we're responsible for in today's world. That is scary.

Our Emotions Are Our Navigational System

Jenny Florence | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenny Florence

So many of our emotions get labelled as bad or negative and yet this good/bad, positive/negative kind of definition is a very narrow description, and one that doesn't recognize how important all of our feelings actually are.

I'm Sorry

May Benatar, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
May Benatar, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

We read and hear a lot about the importance of the balm of forgiveness, how it heals the giver and as well as the given too. But I think we don't think enough about the power of of asking for forgiveness, to knit together what feels irretrievably broken.

Lindsay Holmes

4 Ways Everyone Can Benefit From Therapy

HuffingtonPost.com | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 08.07.2014 | Healthy Living

By now, you likely have a go-to coping mechanism for when stress and problems arise. Hopefully it's something on the healthy side of the spectrum, suc...

Affordable, Quality Psychotherapy in America: Open Path Psychotherapy Collective

Paul Fugelsang | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Fugelsang

It's been about a year and a half since I first introduced my idea for making mental health care more affordable for more people. I blogged about it r...

Mental Health: Part of a Balanced Lifestyle

Nick Holt, MSW, ASW | Posted 08.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Nick Holt, MSW, ASW

Too often, we have competing interests in our day-to-day lives. With pressures coming from employment, peers, family, household chores and more, our daily tasks often become hasty, triaged decisions based in reaction rather than prevention.

Why Psychotherapy Appears to Work (Even When It Doesn't)

Wray Herbert | Posted 07.18.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

In his classic 1952 paper, Hans Eysenck did not attempt to explain why therapists' beliefs are so resistant to proof -- it was beyond the scope of his analysis. But now a group of psychological scientists are attempting to do just that.

Gynecomastia and My Traumatic Day at the Beach

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Lorne Jaffe

It took 10 years post-gynecomastia surgery for me to go to the beach and take off my shirt because I still felt those now phantom breasts and stares.

3 Steps To Get Out Of Your Hidden Depression

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 09.08.2014 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

The good news is that you can feel better. If you are in a relationship, you can feel more connected. And your family can function in a much healthier manner. These three steps are a beginning. The beginning of a journey where you will start to know who you really are.

What Buddhism and Psychotherapy Are Learning From Each Other

David Loy | Posted 09.01.2014 | Religion
David Loy

One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. --Carl Jung Whenever Buddhism has spread to ...

Who's to Blame for Your So-Called Career? Surprise!

Lev Raphael | Posted 08.24.2014 | Comedy
Lev Raphael

Psychologist Ellen Winner says it's now widely believed that if parents put in enough work, "it may not be all that difficult to produce a child prodigy." Whoa. It's all about work, and wanting it enough. Them. Us. Boom.

Ira Israel

Ira Israel | Posted 08.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Ira Israel

How does one alter one's perspective to perceive that being obligated to show up someplace for 15-20 hours per week is a tremendous luxury?

10 Things You Should Know Before Your First Ayahuasca Ceremony

Ira Israel | Posted 08.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

Hats off to Bob Morris for his ruthlessly whitebread, antiseptic article in the Sunday Styles section of the New York Times! Glamorizing ayahuasca with celebrity quotes and citing the LA Weekly in calling it "exceedingly trendy" is irresponsible on so many levels!

Recalibrating Our Expectations of Childbirth

Cara Paiuk | Posted 08.09.2014 | Parents
Cara Paiuk

Most births don't have complications but some do, and it is unfortunate when women feel they or their births are failures for failing to meet their preconceived notions of success. Women should strive for a birth that is manageable and meaningful, but without a sense of entitlement that it must be fast, painless, and stoic.

'Godfather Of Ecstasy' Dies

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 08.03.2014 | Science

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Alexander Shulgin, a respected chemist famed for dusting off a decades-old recipe for the psychedelic drug ecstasy, died Monday...

What Being A Therapist Taught Me About Gratitude

May Benatar, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
May Benatar, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Over 40 years of almost continuous practice: It is hard to really comprehend that amount of time. I do comprehend, though, what a blessing it is to have been part of a profession that has brought richness and meaning to so many days of my life. I am grateful.

What You Need to Know About Therapy

Peter Field | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Peter Field

Recognizing the need for help and doing something about that need, far from being a sign of weakness, is an indication of maturity and strength.

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: How Learning About Your Mind Can Help Your LIfe

Deborah L. Cabaniss, M.D. | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Deborah L. Cabaniss, M.D.

Talking about all of the parts of your mind -- conscious and unconscious -- helps put together the full story of your life. Understanding how and why you came to be the way you are can help you to move forward in your life in new ways

Diagnosis, Decisions, and Disorders of the Mind

Wray Herbert | Posted 06.25.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

One line of criticism holds that the DSM focuses too much on superficial symptoms of mental disorders, ignoring underlying dynamics. Instead of focusing on and naming clinical syndromes, critics say, the manual (and the field) ought to target the specific, disordered cognitive processes that underlie labels.

Reasons Not to Be Happy

Mindy Utay | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Mindy Utay

Our thoughts and feelings are powerful, but many are based on old ways of seeing, and not reflective of the truth. We are not looking at the world through clear lenses.

How You Can 'Grow' Your Mental Health

Douglas LaBier | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

Creating a vision of what psychological health looks like in today's world is a challenge.

How to Not Murder Your Ex

Mark Morford | Posted 06.01.2014 | Divorce
Mark Morford

Simple rules we live by. Basic laws we insist upon. Zucchini is pointless. Orchids are fantastic. Politics will mutilate your soul. If you are not fr...

Approaches You Don't Know About for Helping Someone With Substance Abuse

Nicole Kosanke, Ph.D. | Posted 06.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Kosanke, Ph.D.

I know that substance abuse problems vary in terms of severity, fright and heartbreak, and yet I am optimistic! In research and clinical work alike, I've seen the evidence over the past 40 years that families and friends make a difference in helping someone who struggles with drinking, drugs or other compulsive behaviors. Often, it is the critical difference.