Posts Tagged ‘therapy’

Therapy is not just for the wearisome…

Many of us believe counseling and psychotherapy are only intended for those exhibiting serious pathology or for individuals, couples, or families that are somehow “weak,” “sick,” or “dysfunctional.” While psychotherapy and pharmacological therapies can and do significantly improve the quality of life for those dealing with more serious pathologies—name any one of the more acute […]

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Here’s to looking forward instead of backwards!

As 2009 comes to a close, it’s tempting for many of us to look back and to dwell on the hardships, the struggles, the turmoil or the uncertainties that we faced.  After-all, for many, we lost loved ones or we suffered the loss of a job.  Families watched as their loved ones went off to […]

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The Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference 2009

I have just returned from The Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference hosted in Anaheim, C.A., Dec. 7th-13th.  The conference, hosted every five years, offers the largest gathering of mental health professionals from around the world and brings together the pioneers and geniuses of psychology, philosophy, psychiatry, and psychotherapy.  This year’s conference was wondrous, prodigious, and mind-blowing!   Keynote speakers […]

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A Client’s Guide to Psychotherapy

Hiring a psychotherapist can be a daunting task and the need to find someone often occurs at times of distress when we are least able to choose wisely.

Starting psychotherapy means above all beginning a relationship. Unfortunately, qualifications provide little guarantee that a psychotherapist will be right for you. This is because the breadth and depth of their lived experience matters as much as their technical and academic knowledge, And what matters most is their ability to get into rapport with you and your concerns…

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