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Should I go to Therapy?

Should I go to Therapy?

The short answer to if you should go to therapy is Yes! To start, the question shouldn’t be if you need therapy, but would it benefit you. Very few people need therapy, and only in a few circumstances. When need is the issue, we are usually discussing inpatient residential therapy […]

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What Should I Talk about in Therapy Today?

What Should I Talk about in Therapy Today?

  Most clients know that some of their best sessions happen when they don’t know what they are going to talk about in therapy. In the absence of an external event to report, the unconscious manages to insert itself into what feels like random meanderings of thoughts […]

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Listen to your Unconscious

Freudian slips, dreams, songs that get stuck in your head: they are all efforts by your unconscious to direct you to issues burdening your mind that part of you is resistant to addressing.

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On Kissing, Tickling and Being Bored

Here is a new feature of my blog…book recommendations. I wanted to start with one of my favorite analytic books of all time.  It is a great read for clinicians and non-clinicians alike, offering an analytic eye to topics not typically considered in the office or outside […]

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Anxiety, Medication and Lost Decades

Both my client and I sat with such a strange mixture of feelings tonight. In the past 2 weeks his life has radically changed for the better. A burden that has been eating him alive for over 30 years has been lifted. After having spent 20 years […]

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Quarantine Your Business

S: “I have been thinking about maybe going away for a three day weekend” L: “Me too! Where should we go”? S: “Remember when we stayed at the cabin? That is still one of my favorite vacations we have taken. It was so relaxing”. L: “But it […]

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Counseling Isn’t Therapy

Many folks, including some clinicians, use the terms counseling and therapy as if they are interchangeable. Many clinicians engage almost exclusively in the use of counseling techniques and mistakenly call what they do as therapy. This is a serious pet peeve of mine. Okay, not really a […]

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