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The Punch: From WNBA Player Brittney Griner's New Memoir, In My Skin

Brittney Griner | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
Brittney Griner

"You just can't retaliate," she stressed. "The blame always falls on the player who retaliates." I knew she was right.

Chronic Pain: Treating the Patient With Patience

Jim Moret | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jim Moret

Ostensibly, our son is a normal teenager. But beneath his mischievous grin, charm and almost disarming good looks, he hides a debilitating and constant burning in his left foot which caused him to miss all of middle school and the first two years of high school.

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."

Climate Change, Media, Psychology & the Denial of Death

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 04.10.2014 | Green
Mitchell J. Rabin

On the standard, commercial television channels we hear about extreme weather virtually every single day. Droughts in the southwest hardly seen since...

Protecting Our LGBT Youth From Conversion Therapy

Nathan M. Schaefer | Posted 04.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan M. Schaefer

It's almost hard to believe in 2014 in the United States that what has come to be known as "conversion therapy" still exists. The sad truth is that this damaging practice is alive and well in many parts of the country, including in progressive states like New York.

I'm Ready to Stop Hiding My History of Sexual Abuse

Briana Vargas | Posted 04.10.2014 | College
Briana Vargas

My therapist probably doesn't want me to write this. When you're trying to heal, it's not particularly healthy to reopen the wound. I'm not writing this because it's healthy; I'm writing because I need to stop hiding.

Why I Wasn't Sure I Belonged In An Exit Row Seat

Tova Laiter | Posted 04.08.2014 | Fifty
Tova Laiter

On a recent trip to Mexico City, luck struck just when I least expected it. It was a crowded coach flight, but the busy agent at the United Airlines check-in desk suddenly smiled at me and said the magic words: 'I gave you the best seat in the house -- exit row'.

Mindful Therapy

Ira Israel | Posted 04.07.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Ira Israel

As a psychotherapist, I don't heal anyone, I don't fix anyone, and I don't cure anyone. I'm even highly resistant to diagnoses and will only provide them when required by insurance companies. As one of my psychology professors put it, "My job as I see it is to lease my emotions in 50 minute intervals."

If It Isn't Meant to 'Cure' Grief, What Good Is Therapy?

Megan Devine | Posted 04.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

A good therapist is a wonderful thing: They know that there is nothing about you that's wrong. They know their role is to listen and validate, to come up alongside you and provide support.

Meditation vs. Talking Therapy

Mary-Lou Stephens | Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary-Lou Stephens

There's an old saying: "Least said, soonest mended." It's no longer heard very often. The expression, "The least said the better," is still used but...

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

Nicole Kosanke, Ph.D. | Posted 04.01.2014 | 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.

Rescue Me!

Myra Demeter | Posted 03.31.2014 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

A few weeks ago, I brought home our newest family member, Kellie. He sleeps through the night, is toilet-trained and has a sweet disposition.

How To Choose The Best Type Of Psychotherapy For You

Deborah L. Cabaniss, M.D. | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Deborah L. Cabaniss, M.D.

Some types of psychotherapy are short-term, lasting a few weeks, while others are long-term, lasting months or years. Some focus mostly on the problem at hand, while others encourage people to speak freely about whatever comes to mind in order to uncover unconscious thoughts and feelings.

Who Needs Therapy When You Have Pets

Cindy Tansin | Posted 03.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Cindy Tansin

By Cindy Tansin People thought I was crazy when I expanded my family to two dogs and three cats in addition to my two teenagers. The funny thing is,...

How My Son Told Me He Was Gay

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 03.25.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

A conversation with your gay teen does not end after an acceptance of their sexual choices. They, too, need help getting out of complicated relationships and negotiating all of the tricky aspects of relationships.

To Be in Therapy, or Not to Be? That is the Question

Angella Nazarian | Posted 03.20.2014 | Women
Angella Nazarian

We all have our own journey to make with our own set of challenges. But one thing is for sure: personal transformation takes time, accountability and encouragement. It can happen organically through personal relationships or through enlisting an outside coach or joining a group.

Running As Therapy: 'I Ran Down 1 Problem At A Time'

nytimes.com | JEN A. MILLER | Posted 03.20.2014 | Healthy Living

I started distance running in 2007 because, in the short space of six months, the person I was dating left me for another woman, I bought a house (a r...

5 Subtle Sounds That Will Make Him Ask, 'What's Wrong?'

Reductress | Posted 03.14.2014 | Comedy
Reductress

No matter how big or small your issues may be, it's important to make sure that you offer the right non-verbal cues to let him be the one to ask, "What's wrong?"

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Therapy When Holding It In Is Enough

Catherine Okafor | Posted 03.13.2014 | Black Voices
Catherine Okafor

There are so many misconceptions about therapy, especially within communities of color. Instead of supporting and encouraging our loved ones to seek help, we have been guilty of discouraging it as if it's taboo.

Sanctuary or Escape? What Are You Creating With Your Spiritual Practice?

Beth Green | Posted 03.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Beth Green

Needing sanctuary doesn't imply that we should isolate from people. On the contrary, to be emotionally healthy and make sound choices, we need connection to others. We need to feel love, so that we may feel both more calm and yet emboldened to be more honest or courageous.

Should You Call the Police on Your Own Kids?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 03.04.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

My daughter told me that she thinks that my husband is a lunatic. My husband tells me that our daughter is a brat. I don't know where to turn.

Sin, Guilt, and Psychology: What I Wish All Pastors Knew

Derek Flood | Posted 03.03.2014 | Religion
Derek Flood

We have come to associate guilt today with negative ideas like "guilt-trips," and with feelings of shame. As a result, when the subject of guilt and sin are brought up, our defensive walls go up, too.

Creating Safe and Welcoming Spaces for LGBTQ Youth

Cirecie A. West-Olatunji, Ph.D. | Posted 03.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Cirecie A. West-Olatunji, Ph.D.

Despite the praise and support Page and Sam have received from the public, research shows that LGBTQ youth in America struggle with prejudgments and rejection. Professional counselors are trained and ready to help

Healing Vigilante: 7 Ways to Own and Trust in the Crap

Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark | Posted 02.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark

There are several underground therapeutic terms that circulate in the counseling biz. "CRAP" is one of them. It represents your issues, challenges, un...

Divorce Confidential: Coping With an Impossible Spouse During and After Divorce

Caroline Choi | Posted 04.15.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Divorce is already a traumatic experience for most individuals and their families. Dealing with a toxic spouse who has it out for you makes the divorce process even worse by dragging out issues that could easily be resolved with compromise and agreements outside of the courtroom.