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Depression

Ever wondered, why don't I like myself? Don't worry. You're not the only one. The “real” reasons you don't like yourself go deeper. They're more fundamental. And they go way back....

The way you learn to handle your feelings is, first, by learning all the tricks to “manage” them with mindfulness and will power. You can learn and practice those on your own all day, every day....

When you think, “trauma,” I bet you picture the emergency room in a hospital. Head injuries, blood, stuff like that. While that is definitely trauma, it's not what we mean in the therapy world....

Let’s face it, the mind is a pretty vague concept. Unlike the kidneys, the liver or the heart, practically no one has the same definition of what the mind is and what it does. So, here’s what the mind is from my perspective....

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...

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...

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...

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