Essential Reads

Husbands Watch Porn, Wives Despair—But Why?

By Marty Klein PhD on July 19, 2017 in Sexual Intelligence
When couples argue about porn, they're usually arguing about something else.
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Is Authentic Suffering the Missing Link?

Authentic suffering is that which is obscured by what she wants us to know and what she will let us see.

Six Ways To Approach Childhood Emotional Trauma

Recovery from trauma and growing beyond it can seem challenging and even impossible. Here are some potentially useful tools to begin to take the first steps.
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Making the Most of Therapy

You made it past the first session. Now what?

More Posts on Therapy

What Business Are Therapists (Really) In?

Is your therapist doing therapy?

How and Why You Compromise Your Integrity

Your most important possession is your integrity. It’s your trustworthiness, word of honor. Yet at some point you’ve certainly violated this most “sacred” part of yourself. Why?

Help! My Antidepressants Aren’t Working

Are your antidepressants not working? Adding talk therapy may help.

Five Tools That Help Women Accept a Mental Health Problem

Wondering what tools help women accept a mental health problem? Women's resilience is manifold.

If Gandhi Was Your Marriage Therapist

Research has found that Gandhi's principles of fairness, peace, and principled protest can also change your love life.

Navigating Abuse by the Clergy—Part One

Oftentimes, abuse inflicted upon victims by clergy occurs within a context that is religious and is supposed to be safe.

Losing a Pregnancy Only to Lose One Again

Recurrent pregnancy loss is an isolating and traumatic experience for many.

Can Talking Cure? And If so, How?

By Noam Shpancer Ph.D. on July 12, 2017 in Insight Therapy
What we talk about when we talk about talk therapy.
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Hey Doc, I'm Not Crazy! - Part I

Ever wonder why your primary care physician referred you to a psychologist? This may provide some insight.

“Is Psychotherapy for People of Color?”

By Mariel Buque M.A. on July 10, 2017 in Unpacking Race
“Is Psychotherapy for People of Color?” Ways in which psychotherapy can be effective with Clients of Color.

I Have Cancer; Do I Need to See a Therapist, Too?

By Anne Moyer Ph.D. on July 09, 2017 in Beyond Treatment
When cancer's emotional and physical pain makes one feel defective or alone, a place to find support, compassion, and build coping skills has the potential to go a long way.

Shame of Our Cities: Neglect of the Mentally Ill

By Allen J Frances M.D. on July 07, 2017 in Saving Normal
A step-by-step comparison illustrates that the United States is the worst place in the world to be mentally ill and that Trieste is the best.

Lead by Listening

Most graduation speeches congratulate the graduates, saying something to the effect of: “This is the first day of the rest of your life.” This is not what Dr. Wake advised.

A Psychological Fourth of July

We can too easily forget that the purpose of self-government is to secure our own safety and happiness.

Can a Woman or a Man Love More Than Once?

By Susan Rako M.D. on July 03, 2017 in More Light
Can a woman, or a man, love more than once? Here are some thoughts on the Original Love Triangle.

The Most Effective Psychotherapy For Borderline Personality

What psychotherapy has the best outcome in the treatment of BPD?

Fidget Spinners — Toy or Therapy?

Are Fidget Spinners the new Therapy for ADHD and Stress?

Breaking Through the Wall of Schizophrenia

Research shows that people who have experienced trauma are more likely to be psychotic. Surprisingly, being bullied is one kind of trauma.

27 Facts About the Best Ways to Treat Depression

By Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D. on June 30, 2017 in Think, Act, Be
Depression is a common and highly impairing condition that often requires professional treatment. Find out what the research shows about what works and what doesn't.

Manliness and Mental Health

The need to appear masculine impacts men's mental health.

Coloring, Doodling and Drawing: Recent Research

Art therapy's research "romance" with coloring, doodling and drawing as self-regulation continues. Learn more about the latest research.

Conversation Cards Help Therapists Dig Deeper

Fink Cards: A tool designed to promote dialogue between therapists and clients.
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Sitting with Suffering

Mastering our environment is something that can feel impossible when the odds of anything getting better are slim.

Some Advice on Coping Following Trauma

If you, a loved one or friend, has recently been through a traumatic and upsetting event, it may be worth considering some of the following ways of coping

What’s “Emotional Reasoning”—And Why Is It Such a Problem?

One of the most baffling psychological problems is to acutely feel the reality of something without its having any basis in fact. Here are some examples...

Some Tips for Staying Married

Suggestions from a long-married guy for keeping your marriage going beyond those first few crazy-in-love passionate years (or months).

The One Question to Ask Every Therapist

A therapist who thinks it’s fine to coast is hardly an advertisement for change.

Old Selves and New

By Loren Soeiro, Ph.D. ABPP on June 19, 2017 in I Hear You
Ever feel like one type of person in some relationships, and a completely different one in others? Here's how psychotherapy uses this phenomenon to bring about change and insight.

National PTSD Awareness Month

By James F. Zender Ph.D. on June 16, 2017 in The New Normal
June is a time to celebrate a psychiatric revolution.
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If You're the Family Outsider, Learn to Fly On Your Own

If you've been the "problem" person in your family of origin or your relationships, you might come to see it as a blessing rather than a curse.