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  • [Read Article] Solitude, Part 2: The Benefits It Brigns, and the Special Strengths of the People Who Enjoy It

    Here’s what makes solitude so sweet Unlike the readers of my last post, who were so articulate and insightful about the sweetness of solitude, many professional researchers have had a much harder time recognizing that solitude can actually be ben

    Published: Sat June 11, 2011

  • [Read Article] The Hero and the Broken Bird: Therapy for "Nice Guys"

    “Nice guys” in love often find themselves playing the role of the hero, or the savior, to the women that they become involved with in relationship. These nice guys guys often seek out women who are “broken birds,” or relationship partners th

    Published: Mon September 14, 2009

  • [Read Article] Top Ten Reasons NOT To Be Assertive

    n my outpatient practice in psychology, I hear lots and lots of reasons for not being assertive. I've defined and written about assertiveness extensively in my ebook on The Five Steps of Assertiveness, but in this article I want to focus more on why p

    Published: Wed September 10, 2008

  • [Read Article] Stages Of Trauma Therapy

    The trauma therapy model: Three stages of treatment Most therapy professionals agree that the standard and best approach for working with trauma survivors should follow these three stages: 1. stabilizing and managing responses 2. processing and

    Published: Sun July 05, 2009

  • [Read Article] ADVICE ON HOW TO CALL and Interview for The Right Therapist

    We advise you to select two or more therapists and call them for a brief interview. Therapists frequently receive inquiries and are pleased to give you a few minutes of their time on the phone. Be sure to talk directly with the therapist. If they a

    Published: Wed August 12, 2009

  • [Read Article] What Makes A Good Therapist Or Counselor?

    Many studies have concluded that the difference in effectiveness between psychological therapies is minimal, however, when you examine the data* it’s clear that this result is produced by the mean and that there are clear differences in effectivenes

    Published: Sun July 05, 2009

  • [Read Article] When Depression Hits the One You Love

    Little is more disconcerting than the peculiar twilight zone of a conversation with someone who's depressed. It can be like dangling expectantly at the top of a seesaw while the other person sits at the bottom, refusing to budge. You call out, you w

    Published: Mon October 12, 2009

  • [Read Article] How to Recognize Computer Addiction & What to Do

    According to the Media Research Lab at Iowa State University, about 8.5 percent of 8-to-18-year-old children can be considered addicted to video games. And nearly 1 in 4 children, (more boys than girls) admit they've felt like their video game playi

    Published: Tue January 26, 2010

  • [Read Article] Understanding Female Sexuality

    Our sexuality is something that we, as women, have a right to enjoy! Our sexuality is an important part of who we are. Sexual feelings and responses are a central expression of our emotional, physical and spiritual selves.

    Published: Fri November 20, 2009

  • [Read Article] Assertiveness For Children

    In my practice as an outpatient child psychologist, I often hear the question, "Can children be assertive?" The answer is, for most very young children, they already are. Kids will tell you what they want, usually immediately and often with consider

    Published: Tue October 13, 2009