What to know about what you don’t know you know. #1: Intuition is very efficient—if you don't overthink it.
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How psychotherapy can work for people of all backgrounds
Loren Soeiro, Ph.D. ABPP
Misophonia is just beginning to be understood, but it can have serious effects on a sufferer's life and livelihood. Here's what we know, and what you can do about it.
Do you worry too much about problems in your relationship? Do you feel distant from the people in your life? Understanding your attachment style can help.
Why should we trouble ourselves to have empathy for other people—to see their problems through their eyes? Why might these efforts be good for us too?
Do you feel pressured to "man up" when you're down? Suppressing negative emotions can cause more damage than letting them out.
The key to weight loss may not be which diet you decide to follow, but the way you pursue your diet goals.
Have you ever wondered why you – or someone close to you – can feel so easily overwhelmed, or need extra time to look inward for understanding? This might be the answer.
Do you doubt your own talent or skills? Do you feel like you'll soon be exposed as a fraud? Take these steps toward eliminating the effects of impostor phenomenon.
Today's young adults, faced with important life choices, are more depressed than previous generations. Here's how to resolve these big decisions.
With so many celebrities and public figures quitting Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, should you do the same?
Do you feel anxious some of the time? It may not feel very good, but this same anxiety could be helping you out -- even if you don't notice the benefits.
Do you recognize narcissistic traits in the people in your life? Here's how to understand them better.
Dating apps were supposed to make it easier for everyone to find love. Why is it still so hard to find someone that way?
Has someone you started to care about suddenly vanished from your life without explanation? Here's some much-needed perspective on this phenomenon, and how to get through it.
Financial problems can have a very significant impact on mental health. What are the emotional consequences of stock market fluctuations, and what can you can do about them?
Are you curious about the concept of gaslighting, or even concerned that it might be taking place in your relationship? These warning signs and strategies may help.
What sets apart those couples who move through the pain and resentment of marital infidelity into a more loving, more open connection?
Do you overgeneralize? Catastrophize? Jump to conclusions? If your irrational thoughts are self-defeating, cognitive-behavioral therapy—boiled down to two clear steps—can help.
When you and your partner have different levels of interest in sex, your relationship can suffer. Here's how to think about, talk about, and initiate sex in new ways.
Do you worry about resolving the sexual problems in your relationship? Here's what other people are talking about in therapy, and how it may be able to help you.
Do you feel manipulated by someone close to you? Trying to fight back can wear you out and usually doesn't help. There's a better way.
Do you feel as if a loved one is controlling you (or confusing you) by manipulating your emotions? Here's how to understand the personality dynamics that may be causing it.
Are you certain you need to bail out of your relationship, but worried about the way it might crash and burn? These guidelines can help you land it safely.
What's really happening in your brain after the end of a significant relationship, and what can you do to start feeling better, faster?
Therapists are obligated to protect the public, but that sometimes means breaking a patient's trust. Here’s what that could mean to you, and what to do if it ever were to happen.
The psychological problems of fictional supervillains might be a lot more intense than anything you'd see in reality, but scratch the surface and you'll find real psychopathology.
You can learn a lot about psychopathology from reading Batman comic books, where the villains are psychological disorders writ large, wearing their diagnoses like costumes.
What's the best way to get your needs recognized by others—both at work and at home?
Have you ever had the unnerving experience of running into your therapist when you're not at all ready to see him or her? How will it likely play out and why?
It's easy to come up with a reason not to seek help through psychotherapy—but not every rationalization really holds up.
Have you ever noticed a concerning trend in your relationships at work, with friends, and with family? Here's one way to think about what you might be bringing to the problem.
Loren Soeiro, Ph.D., ABPP, is a psychologist in private practice in New York City, specializing in helping people find success, fulfillment, and peace in their relationships and their work.