Adhering to either cognitive or insight-oriented approaches to treatment are too limiting. Especially with depression, I have found concepts from both approaches can be valuable as long as the focus remains on “the therapeutic alliance”.

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Often the first step in treatment is deciding whether the anxiety is viewed as the focus or as a symptom of a more general problem. Either way significant therapeutic gains often can be had as long as there is a desire for change…

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Many of life’s demands can cause stress, particularly work, relationships and money problems. Stress can affect how you feel, think, behave and how your body works. In fact, common signs of stress include sleeping problems, sweating, loss …

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Children and Adolescents

Sometimes children need specifically-tailored options in order to engage them in treatment. Adolescents often feel the most troubled, but they are also the ones who can show the most positive change….

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Relationship Problems

Relationship problems can be the focus of either individual or “conjoint” therapy. The goals are to help improve communication and coping skills. The sessions are a safe place for patients and their families to bring up issues….

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When Therapy Makes Things Worse | Psychology Today

September 15th, 2019|Comments Off on When Therapy Makes Things Worse | Psychology Today

Therapy is a place where we learn to be uncomfortable with ourselves, so we can, ultimately, become more comfortable with who we are and our place in the world. — Read on www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/enlightened-living/201903/when-therapy-makes-things-worse

When to Rescue and When to Risk With Students | Psychology Today

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Sometimes students can be overwhelmed and need to be rescued from their mess. Other times you need to risk and prepare them by not removing the load. — Read on www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/artificial-maturity/201908/when-rescue-and-when-risk-students

Memory And Attention Difficulties Are Often Part Of A Normal Life

August 15th, 2019|Comments Off on Memory And Attention Difficulties Are Often Part Of A Normal Life

From young adults to people in their 60s, everyday functioning in today’s world can place high demands on our attention and memory skills. Memory lapses such as forgetting an appointment, losing our keys, forgetting a

This is Talk Therapy | Psychology Today

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Therapist and patient may have the illusion that they have completed therapy when real therapy never even started. — Read on www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/psychologically-minded/201908/is-talk-therapy

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THE GIST Tantrums are normal for children between ages 1 and 4.  Remaining calm and empathetic during your child’s tantrum is much more effective than a punitive approach.  Having a plan in place in advance