We are all born into the world without knowing how to do much of anything. We can’t walk, talk or use utensils to [...]
More significantly, how do you evaluate a therapist’s ability to deal with your depression, because it’s not going to be the same as [...]
First of all you need to dispel the notion that being narcissistic means you are one kind of person. Narcissism exists on a [...]
As a mental health worker or someone affected by mental health issues, what is one thing you would want to say to educate people about mental health and to lessen the stigma and shame surrounding it?
Mental illness is no different from physical illness, except it’s…..mental. Some people seem to forget that the brain is part of the body, [...]
I see both therapeutic ruptures and criticisms as opportunities to deepen the therapeutic alliance and promote internal growth in my clients. In fact, [...]
Why is it that some people are so slow/dense/stubborn at changing their behavior? They’ll get called out on it, they will outright admit it was wrong and apologize for it, and then the next day they will turn around and do the exact same thing again.
They are not “slow/dense/stubborn”. They are human. People develop their behaviors for reasons. Once you understand how important those reasons are, it’s quite [...]
I have made a lot of progress in therapy over the past 3 years. Yet I feel out of control when my therapist leaves in holidays. What can I do to maintain stability when he’s away?
That’s an excellent question. Ideally it’s something you should discuss with your therapist but I’m guessing you probably have. I think it can [...]