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People often jokingly describe themselves as “schizo” when they have opposing feelings about a single thing simultaneously, or can't make up their mind. They think schizophrenia means “split personality,” probably because the origin of the word schizophrenia is schizo, meaning “I split,” and phrene, meaning...

Psychotherapy is not just for people who have “problems.”  Psychotherapy is also for people who want to be masters of their emotional universe. It's is for people who want to be emotional strong-men or emotional ninjas.  It's is for people who want to live their...

Having heard someone wonder if they were turning their child gay, I decided to address the question.  Can I make my kid gay?  The short answer is, no.  Whether you believe that sexual orientation is genetically determined, a choice, or neither, thinking that you can...

The first thing you have to ask yourself when you wonder why you can't find a satisfying relationship is, “Am I satisfied with myself?” If your answer is, no, that's your problem.  If your answer is, yes, but you are still having trouble finding a satisfying...

I'll be honest, the only way I can tell you the specific reasons why your relationship isn't working is to get to know you and your partner.  Obviously, since I'm not with you, I can't do that.  However, there are some fundamental things you want...

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.” ...

Often, when you feel depressed and you're looking for answers, you are told to “challenge your negative thinking,” to “get enough sleep,” to “go outside,” to “exercise,” to “do things you used to like to do even though you don't want to,” You are told...

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.  That is because every medical and mental health website out there has an explanation of what depression...

If you have ever asked yourself, why can't I control my anger, then I have some answers for you.  The first possibility is that you have never learned any of the “skills” necessary to control it.  These can be learned relatively quickly and mastered through...