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4 Signs That You Should Go To Therapy

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 04.14.2014 | 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 03.14.2014 | 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...

Day Spa Etiquette

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 09.07.2012 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

For many, the spa experience can be a stressful one, but it shouldn't be. It's not the dentist's office! Each day spa is unique, but they all have one thing in common: They're there to give you peace and serenity. Remember the 3Rs: Rest, Relax, Rejuvenate

The Therapeutic Alliance: The Essential Ingredient for Psychotherapy

Deborah L. Cabaniss, M.D. | Posted 07.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Deborah L. Cabaniss, M.D.

The anxiety of trying to change something as complex and entrenched as how you relate to people close to you or manage stress takes the feeling to a whole new level. Yet, that's just what you do when you enter psychotherapy.

When Therapy Came Up Empty

Barry Michels | Posted 07.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Barry Michels

Most exciting to me, as a therapist, is that my patients not only find that they can solve their problems with the tools, they also discover themselves developing potential they never knew they had.

Online Dating: Lessons Learned and Why "Love It Naughty" Has Nothing on Me

Amy Lennard Goehner | Posted 06.05.2012 | Parents
Amy Lennard Goehner

"My name is Amy. And I'm an online dating fibber." When I filled in my application, I wrote my age from four years earlier. It wasn't as bad as one woman I know who, after fibbing about her age, weight, and hair color wrote that what she's looking for in a man is "honesty."

OMG You Were a Nun and You're Black?

Deborah Plummer | Posted 01.06.2012 | Black Voices
Deborah Plummer

I spent over four years researching friendship patterns of people from all ages in order to write Racing Across the Lines: Changing Race Relations th...

Myrtle Isn't Fertile Anymore

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Take it from someone who's been there: Trying to conceive a child can be a heartbreaking but fully worthwhile journey, especially when choosing a nontraditional method of conception.

Finding The Right Psychiatrist

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

First and foremost you want to recognize that mental health problems, including addictions, are among the most common medical problems that exist!

Making friends when you're depressed: It ain't easy!

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Hi Irene, Throughout my life (I am now 25) I have had problems with friendships ending poorly, usually with friends betraying and/or aband...

Should You Marry that Rude, Stinky, Creepy Person Since You're Not Perfect Either?

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

Once upon a time, a reporter for a major magazine declared, in all seriousness, that women should just get married already - even if it means settling...