‘DIY Psychotherapy’ Articles

Self Help is a wishy-washy category title. This is much more empowering! That said, true psychotherapy cannot be DIY.

Psychotherapy Horror Stories

Psychotherapy Horror Stories

It’s October and I’ve got Horror on my mind. Horror, as a genre, can be one of the most diverse and controversial storytelling styles for the simple fact that it is a pusher; a boundary pusher, a moré pusher, a comfort zone pusher. Horror exists on the other side of where we live. It’s part [Continue]

When Therapy Fails

When Therapy Fails

ther·a·py (n) 1. the treatment of disease or disorders, as by some remedial, rehabilitating, or curative process. 2. a curative power or quality.  I talk a lot here about healing. I hope that how much I love the opportunity to help a person heal comes through these words every other week. It is truly a [Continue]

Split Internet Hypothesis

Split Internet Hypothesis

Didn’t you know social media is bad for you? According to a study of Facebook and MySpace presented at the 119th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, “young adults who have a strong Facebook presence show more signs of other psychological disorders, including antisocial behaviors, mania and aggressive tendencies,” and lower grades in school. [Continue]

It’s Not About Dying

It’s Not About Dying

“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, only how we play the hand.” -Randy Pausch, “The Last Lecture” I still have the applause at the end of “The Last Lecture” ringing in my ears as I type this first line. I’m a bit teary-eyed. Go ahead, click the link and watch the hour long [Continue]

Jumping The Sharks of Life

Jumping The Sharks of Life

“In 1987, Jon Hein and his roommates at the University of Michigan were drinking beer and had Nick at Nite playing in the background. They started talking about classic TV shows when someone asked, ‘What was the precise moment you knew it was downhill for your favorite show?’…Sean Connolly offered, ‘That’s easy: It was when [Continue]

The Cane and I

The Cane and I

“A legend is an old man with a cane known for what he used to do. I’m still doing it.” -Miles Davis I was irresponsible, had the wrong priorities, moving too fast and not thinking things through. Thus I slipped as my bare, wet feet met my tile foyer. There was a sound like tearing [Continue]

Three Keys to Depression

Three Keys to Depression

I don’t feel that I’m good with Depression. Though my colleagues, supervisors and patients with depression have disagreed, I still can’t shake the feeling that depression is one heart malady which I could be better at helping my patients confront. Statistically speaking, that’s a big deal since, according to a recent article, 1 in 6 people [Continue]

Stress and Taxes

Stress and Taxes

Last week would have been a good week for a nervous breakdown. Aside from busting my foot and having to cram five days of work into four, I was preparing to do the family taxes. Truth be told, I don’t hate doing the taxes, but, much like every American, the whole situation can crank my [Continue]

I Hate Cookies

I Hate Cookies

“A man’s ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties…Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward…” -Albert Einstein Do it and you get a cookie. That is the essence of behavioral modification therapy. The more I [Continue]

The Death of a Pixi

The Death of a Pixi

“Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.” -Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross I usually weave the thrust of my articles within; today I’m right up front. There’s two points. This is first an examination of the Extended Grief Cycle, based on the work of Dr. Elisabeth [Continue]

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