November 27, 2013

In couples therapy, much of the time in the first several meetings is taken up with each partner venting his or her frustration. They’re telling their side of the story, partly in the hopes of convincing the therapist that they have it tougher than t...

October 22, 2013

How many industries run on the promise of quick changes? The weight loss complex, self-help books, financial advice, tutoring courses, parenting programs, the list goes on. “Get six-pack abs in ten days,” one video promises. “Learn Spanish in your sl...

September 11, 2013

I don’t usually share cute animal videos, but this one really spoke to me:


I mean, it’s insanely adorable, sure. But I keep thinking about it in terms of parenting, friendships and therapy. I guess it fits into my ph...

June 29, 2013

Therapists know that talking about something, over and over, is almost always more helpful than harmful. It turns out that this is even true when it comes to talking about things that are incredibly painful, scary and upsetting. New findings on the r...

April 5, 2013

I’m currently leading an unemployment support group with my co-leader, the excellent Jennifer Saunders. We do one-hour seminars on relieving the stress that unemployment can bring. While preparing a recent presentation, it occurred to me that—once ag...

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