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Responsibility to Sometimes, if Need Be, Say No

Catherine Nagle | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

Today, I'm hearing a lot more about people having mentors, advisers or therapists who enrich our lives. And I'm glad we have great professionals in th...

It's Your Life, Take Control Now!

David Kanegis | Posted 08.31.2014 | College
David Kanegis

Congratulations, you're a college student! For the first time you have free will to spread your wings and lead the life you want... even though you're probably not sure all that entails or exactly what's headed your way.

100-Year-Old Sex Therapist On Having Good Sex At Any Age

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 08.26.2014 | Fifty

Dr. Shirley Zussman is a practicing sex therapist in New York City. She also just turned 100 years old. And she's applied decades of experience in ord...

This Is How To Make The Most Of Any Weekend

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 08.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Actually give it a rest. Make a decision on Friday evening to turn off your work mode. Imagine you're stepping out of the work version of you and into the lighthearted weekend version of yourself. Be okay relaxing, guilt-free.

How I Manage My Bipolar Disorder

Krystal Reddick | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Krystal Reddick

A stable life is highly doable. You have to take stock of your life and shape one you'd be proud and happy to live. It is a lot of work. But what in life isn't?

How To Overcome The Stress Of Long Distance Relationships

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 08.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

A relationship can be stressful, even when both people live in the same area, so a little distance can really complicate matters. But just because it may be difficult is no reason to think it is impossible or doomed for failure. With the right preparation and mindset a long distance relationship can flourish.

Are You Suffering From Secondhand Stress?

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

When you're around your positive friend you connect and relate to him or her. When you're around the miserable boss, you're tense because you're picking up on his tension, maybe even trying to understand him, and it doesn't make you feel good.

8 Powerful Questions That Will Change Your Life

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

So often when people are anxious, depressed, dealing with relationship issues, or going through a life transition, their thoughts linger on what isn't right, their faults, and perceived weaknesses. Redirecting your attention to what you're good at and your strengths is a powerful step to bring about change.

Letter to My Daughter's Future Therapist

Jordan Roter | Posted 08.18.2014 | Parents
Jordan Roter

At "press time," Gemma is almost 5 years old. I'm writing you this letter because, while I love my daughter with all my heart, and I'm trying really hard to be a great mom, I'm pretty sure I'm doing most things wrong.

4 Signs That You Should Go To Therapy

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 06.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

I recently had a friend who was feeling stuck reach out to me to ask if she should start seeing a therapist. After our call, I thought that it would be useful to share some of these ideas with others who are considering "the talking cure."

Author of 'Far From the Tree' Not Always Close to the Truth

Neil S. Greenspan | Posted 05.13.2014 | Books
Neil S. Greenspan

Andrew Solomon is the author of the positively-reviewed, quite popular, and award-winning book, Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search f...

8 Signs You Should See A Therapist

Posted 02.18.2014 | Healthy Living

Everyone experiences periods of stress, sadness, grief and conflict, so when you're feeling off it can be hard to know if it's time to see a professio...

Thinking About Getting Marriage Counseling?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 03.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Five things to consider before getting professional help. "Marriage is a pit full of pitfalls devised by a devious deity for our conscious evolution"...

The 'Golden Rule' of the Helping Professions

Ross A. Rosenberg | Posted 02.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Ross A. Rosenberg

As people who are entrusted with so much responsibility, professional helpers should conduct themselves according to a standard that prohibits them from providing services that they themselves need.

How Do You Know If Your Therapist Is Helping You?

Michael Bader, D.M.H. | Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Bader, D.M.H.

It's not always clear to patients what to ask a potential psychotherapist and how to know if he or she is any good. It's also hard to know if it's working. Most people find it easier to assess the skill of a medical practitioner.

Tales From Both Sides of the Couch: First Sessions

Kerry L. Malawista, MSW, Ph.D. | Posted 11.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Kerry L. Malawista, MSW, Ph.D.

In technical terms my thoughts about Dr. K and his car were bits of transference -- feelings related to other important figures in my life that I transferred onto him. This transferential moment could have been an important opening, enabling this therapy to get off the ground.

The Key to Moving Past Anxiety: Take Baby Steps Forward

Debra Kissen | Posted 11.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Debra Kissen

Something remarkable happens when you make contact with your fears: When you allow yourself to experience your deepest darkest thoughts, they immediately become less ominous. They become something you can observe and experience and move through.

If I Were Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin's Therapist

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 09.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

As a therapist who has helped countless couples, I've become aware that social media has directly impacted relationships over the past few years. An ...

Lydia Loizides: My Mother the Therapist

Lydia Loizides | Posted 08.20.2013 | Women
Lydia Loizides

My mother once told me, "When people share their lives with you, it means they trust you. Trust is more important than money." At the time, I had no idea what she meant.

5 Strategies To Help You Forgive

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 05.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

While research indicates that training in forgiveness can actually bring about improvements in both well-being and health, actually forgiving can be easier said than done. If forgiveness is something you want to practice, try one of these strategies.

5 Things Your Therapist Wants To Tell You… But Can’t

Posted 03.13.2013 | OWN

By Valerie Ross and Leigh Newman What in the world are those mental-health professionals scribbling down on their pads… but refusing to say out l...

Why Is Therapy Like a Toxic Dump?

Tara Fass | Posted 02.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Fass

The benefits of therapy are nice "work" if you can get it. The effort to figure out your conflicts and motivations on a comfortable couch in a nicely-decorated office with one other person, rather than unloading on your loved ones and friends, may be well worth the effort.

This Thanksgiving, Thank Your Therapist -- Or Go Get One

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Adam Kirk Edgerton

We should start referring friends to good therapists, unashamedly, the way we would refer them to a good dentist. For now, I thank my own, and hope that others find their own path to wellness, no matter what anyone else says.

How Venting Will Keep You Stuck

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 12.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

The problem is that venting is merely a way to get temporary relief. It doesn't teach patients how to get better.

Jane's Dream Therapist On 'Drop Dead Diva' Is Joan Rivers?!

Posted 07.09.2012 | TV

Jane is an emotional wreck over her engagement with Owen on "Drop Dead Diva" (Sun., 9 p.m. ET on Lifetime). When things are tough and uncertain, thera...