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In the current issue of Psychology Today, the author, Dr. Suniya Luthar, describes  what she calls, “The problem with rich kids.” These youth have everything they could ever want materially, but they also have higher rates of substance use, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, cheating and...

Have you ever said to yourself, I have everything and I'm still unhappy? You have the car(s), the house(s), the spouse and kids, the money, the vacations, the health, the friends, the social life. You name it, everything you thought you could ever want, you...

So, you want to know: Why won't therapists answer personal questions? What's the big deal, you just want to know if they saw the game last weekend. As a psychotherapist in south Tampa, I am often confronted with this question. The practice comes from a long...

Bioenergetic analysis is a way of understanding personality in terms of the body and its energetic processes. These processes, namely, the production of energy through respiration and metabolism and the discharge of energy in movement, are the basic functions of life. How much energy one...

As a mental health counselor, people ask me, “how can I relieve anxiety?” The easy answer is a list that looks something like this: Make small changes toward a healthier lifestyle: take a yoga class, exercise, learn to meditate. Manage your time more effectively. Take time off to...

As a mental health counselor, I am often asked, “How do I find a good therapist?” People want to know:  What is the difference between a psychologist, a psychiatrist, a therapist, a counselor?  Should I get long term therapy or short term therapy? Do I need...