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 that there is no shame in talking to someone.”
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.
If you have ever asked yourself, why can’t I control my anger, then I have some answers for you.
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… best defined, for practical purposes… [as] the tendency to repeat, in a current setting, attitudes, feelings, impulses, and desires, experienced or generated in early life in relation to important figures in the individual’s development.”
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 very long time.
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 stealing than ever.
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. And you are not happy.
So, you want to know: Why won’t therapists answer personal questions? What’s the big deal, you just want to know if they saw the game last weekend. As a psychotherapist in south Tampa, I am often confronted with this question.
Bioenergetic analysis is a way of understanding personality in terms of the body and its energetic processes. These processes, namely, the production of energy through respiration and metabolism and the discharge of energy in movement, are the basic functions of life.