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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.

These Are the 10 Most Psychopathic Jobs in America

Michael Shammas | Posted 02.06.2014 | Weird News
Michael Shammas

As an aspiring lawyer, I suspected it all along, but now my suspicions have been (unfortunately) confirmed: We're all crazy. A ranking compiled by O...

5 Tips For Finding The Right Therapist For You

Daniela Tempesta, LCSW | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniela Tempesta, LCSW

After more than 15 years of seeing a variety of therapists myself, I've had my share of bad experiences. I've also had amazing, life-altering, not-sure-what-I-would've-done-without-'em therapists. So even if it sounds like you have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your "theraprince," the result is definitely worth it.

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.

What Aren't You Saying?

Ashley Turner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ashley Turner

Like anything, the "disease to please" and the resulting sugarcoated life is a habit. Break this habit by simply telling the truth. First to yourself, then to others.

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.

Spiritual Colonic

Edie Weinstein | Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Edie Weinstein

I wear many professional hats: journalist, author, therapist, speaker, minister, healer, radio show host social worker, PR goddess, reiki master and ...

Improving Breastfeeding at Work: Is it Possible?

MotherWoman | Posted 08.31.2013 | Impact
MotherWoman

By Jessica Avery I never felt that I was meant to be a mother. Growing up, I changed career interests as often as my friends were changing th...

I Lost My Wife: Our Team Was Not There Anymore

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
MotherWoman

By Jonathan Polgar I'm a husband and a father, 2 jobs I've looked forward to my whole life. My wife, Jennifer Dorfield is self-possessed and funny a...

The One Thing All New Mothers Need

MotherWoman | Posted 08.11.2013 | Impact
MotherWoman

By Jennifer Shiao Page "We're in This Together, Yo!" That's the name we gave to our group. We met as new parents, wandering into a hospital conferenc...

Self-Love and Self-Awareness Are Not Just Words

MotherWoman | Posted 08.05.2013 | Impact
MotherWoman

By Kathy Morelli You'll experience a lot of changes in your personal life during the nine months of pregnancy. Everything from your emotions to your ...

But At Least You have a Healthy Baby: Traumatic Birth and Maternal Mental Health

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
MotherWoman

By Catharine McDonald The title line to this article is one I have overheard many a times---always conscious not to use it myself, this phrase is a c...

Hindsight is 20/20: Taking Personal PPD Experiences and Helping Other New Moms

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
MotherWoman

By Ivy Shih Leung Not every pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum experience is blissful. I should know. I had a bumpy road to motherhood complete w...

Perinatal OCD and Intrusive Thoughts: A Troublesome Secret to Many

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
MotherWoman

By Catharine McDonald This blog was inspired by a dear friend of mine (who shall remain nameless) that shared her very personal story after reading ...

Medications and Mental Health - Fifty Shades of Gray

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
MotherWoman

By Kathy Morelli Medications and mental health: an issue with fifty shades of gray. As a therapist, I deal with people's thoughts and feelings about ...

Recovering from Breastfeeding Failure: MotherWoman Postpartum Support Improved My Family's Beginnings

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
MotherWoman

By Lynne Feldman Months before I landed in my first MotherWoman group, an anxious, exhausted, and shaken mother to a newborn, I would never have gues...

Nowhere to Turn: Perinatal Mental Health Resources can be Difficult to Find

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
MotherWoman

By Catharine McDonald, MS, NCC, LPC There is never a dull moment working in the psychiatric emergency department. I love the hustle and bustle, and ...

Thoughts on Being a Mother and Therapist, Stigma, and Healing

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
MotherWoman

By Kathy Morelli, LPC I thought I had outed myself. I thought I had reconciled my clinical self and my public self. I'd written about my struggle w...

The Dentapist

Sarah Barness | Posted 02.24.2014 | Comedy
Sarah Barness

The man looks deep into my soul and says, "Grinding is usually a sign of stress or anxiety. Your teeth are much more damaged than they should be for someone your age. Do you want to talk about it?"

Counseling Awareness Month Spurs Gender Discussion

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 06.08.2013 | Women
Gregory G. Allen

Pamela Milam was on to something that could spark water cooler discussion and since April is Counseling Awareness Month, now is the perfect time to talk about a few things counselors might be noticing in their couples counseling sessions.

Coaches, Therapists, Healers: I Want You To Know This

Tara Sophia Mohr | Posted 05.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Sophia Mohr

Quite often, when we contemplate major change, major evolution in our lives, the reaction we get from our dear ones is a combination of an attempt at support, combined with fear that can manifest as undermining, judging us or lashing out.

Bizarre Questions People Ask Couples Therapists

Posted 05.23.2014 | OWN

By Valerie Ross Counselors and psychologists tell us the eight therapy questions their patients want to know. Keep in touch! Check out HuffP...

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...

Do Most Hotel Spas Deserve 5 Star Status?

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 02.26.2013 | Style
Linda Harding-Bond

If a client is not dreaming about their next treatment with the same therapist or planning how to return to that spa as soon as possible, then consider the ball as dropped.