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So you want to get over an addiction, eh? You want to be free from the experience of being enslaved to a habit, a practice, or something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming? Well, like so many things in life we want to change, the trick...

If you have ever found yourself wondering why you interact with people the way you do, I have some answers for you. Believe it or not, the pattern of your relationships today, romantic and otherwise, is directly descended from your relationships with your primary caregivers...

Recently, the Tampa Bay Times published an article in which the author did an excellent job of explaining that anger, not mental illness, is at the root of violent acts. She explains that it is becoming fashionable to attribute tragic, violent events to mentally ill...

In psychotherapy, “the unconscious” is a thing, it is not the physical state of being passed out. It is commonly referred to as the “subconscious,” and it is a part of your mind that is not accessible to you at a conscious level. In life,...

When you Google, “what is psychotherapy,” you will find that the first entry out of more than 29 million search results is this simple definition, “the treatment of mental disorder by psychological rather than medical means.” While this definition is partly accurate, it doesn't help...

Thinking you will get therapeutic results by reading self help books is like thinking you will see a change in your body by reading a book about working out. Getting fit or sculpting your body requires you to take action, and so does overcoming an...

Getting a divorce is never pleasant, even when you call it “conscious uncoupling,” the way Gwyneth Paltrow did a couple of weeks ago when she announced that she and her husband were caput. Social media was full of chatter about the breakup, but the hubub...

Gym is to physical workout as therapy is to emotional workout. If you remember SAT analogies, you will recognize the title of this blog post as one. If not, you get the idea. Going to therapy is no different for you emotionally than going to...

Not to bring up the whole NJ-teen-who-sued-her-parents thing again, but one of the comments I saw during that crisis was, “parents aren't put on this earth to make their children happy.” And while it may be true that parents aren't put on this earth to...