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Many people believe that long lost childhood experiences have no bearing on their mental health as adults. I can't count the number of times I have heard someone say that their childhood was fine and that they are “happy with what my parents taught me.” On...

Whether you have decided to go “the medication route” or not, the last piece of advice you will generally find online about how to relieve depression when you can't beat it on your own is to “know when to seek professional help,” or to “know...

So, you want to know, what is depression? If you have found this blog you have probably been looking for new answers, but keep finding the same information....

 The Body Keeps the Score  Brainstorm, The Power And Purpose Of The Teenage Brain  The Whole Brain Child  The Whole Brain Child Workbook  Parenting From The Inside Out  The New Psycho-Cybernetics  Yogabody Handbook  The Way To Vibrant Health  The Body Never Lies. The Lingering Effects Of Hurtful Parenting  Be Who You Are.  The Paradox...

I just read a Yahoo Answers thread with this title: “I think I’m falling in Love with My Therapist.” As a Licensed Mental Health Therapist, I found the answers provided by the respondents to range from uninformed and ridiculous to directive but unhelpful....

Technically speaking, transference is “an exceedingly complicated concept...

As a counselor I am often asked, How long does therapy take? Unfortunately, I don’t have a simple answer for this question. Therapy, counseling, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis or whatever else you want to call it, can take a very short time or it can take a...

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...

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 have it. You have succeeded in all the ways you wanted to succeed....