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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...

 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. I had to...

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...