Author Archives: Keith R Wilson

About Keith R Wilson

I am a licensed mental health counselor and certified alcohol and substance abuse counselor in private practice with more than 30 years experience. What I'm working on now: I'm writing a self help book, titled, The Road to Reconciliation. I recently published a self help book, Constructive Conflict: Building Something Good Out of All Those Arguments. Experimenting with new ideas and characters in fiction under the pen name, S Harry Zade, in the blog, thenarrativeimperative.com A busy mental health counseling practice in Rochester, NY: Keith Wilson - Counseling. Writing about mental health and relationships at keithwilsoncounseling.com. Taking photographs and sharing them at keithwilsonphotography.wordpress.com Other Books I've Written Two novels: Intersections and Fate's Janitors: Mopping Up Madness at a Mental Health Clinic

The Shrink’s Links: Surviving Infidelity

Bringing you the best of mental health every week. There are few experiences as painful and as confusing as learning your partner has been unfaithful. Was it him, her, or you? Do you stay together or split? What do you … Continue reading

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The Shrink’s Links: Advance Psychiatric Directives

Bringing you the best of mental health every week. You know what an advance directive is, right? Advance Directives are the legal documents that enable you to state your preferences regarding medical care beforehand and empower someone to make decisions … Continue reading

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Some Things You May Not Know About Substance Abuse, Part 18: While you’ve been collecting key chains at your NA meeting, your addiction has been doing pushups in the dark

So, you’ve stopped drinking or drugging. The addiction seems to have gone away. Has it, really? Addiction takes cover sometimes when it feels threatened. It’ll hide in the bushes and come roaring out when you least suspect it. Make no … Continue reading

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The Shrink’s Links: The Advent Conspiracy

Bringing you the best of mental health every week. There are only twenty-four more shopping days until Christmas. What’s the matter? Not feeling very merry? Maybe it’s time to change the way you celebrate Christmas. Click here to join a … Continue reading

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Some Things You May Not Know About Substance Abuse, Part 17: Recovery is easier than you think

All this reading about substance abuse and recovery may have given you the wrong impression. You may think that it’s hard to stop using drugs. Maybe it is, but nearly everyone who has experienced both addiction and recovery say the … Continue reading

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Some Things You May Not Know About Substance Abuse, Part 16: You don’t have to use drugs to use drugs

A recovering alcoholic goes to a party in which there’s alcohol being poured. He’s determined to stay sober, but he doesn’t want to stop going to parties. All his friends are going to be there. They’ll be watching the big … Continue reading

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The Shrink’s Links: 7 Cups of Tea

Bringing you the best of mental health every week. If you’re a good listener or need a good listener, then 7 Cups of Tea might be just your cup of tea. 7 Cups of Tea is an on-demand service that … Continue reading

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Some Things You May Not Know About Substance Abuse, Part 14: Help is Closer Than You Think

It is a whole lot easier to get substances that will addict you than it is to get into treatment for addiction. In many localities, there are drug dealers at every corner, but to get to a clinic, you have … Continue reading

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The Shrink’s Links: Journal Therapy

Bringing you the best of mental health every week. Has there ever been a shrink that does not suggest that her clients keep a journal? None that I ever knew of. Journaling can help you clarify your thoughts and feelings, … Continue reading

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Some Things You May Not Know About Substance Abuse, Part 13: Even if you’re not ready to quit, you can get ready to quit

Even if you’re not ready to quit, you can get ready to quit Get some paper and a pen. Put it by the substance you are thinking of quitting. Even if you are not ready to quit yet, do this … Continue reading

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The Shrink’s Links: The Nap Wheel

Bringing you the best of mental health every week. If you’d like to take a nap, but are not sure when, you’re probably a mother of young children or a wage slave who doesn’t have a place to hide from … Continue reading

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Some Things You May Not Know About Substance Abuse, Part 12: It works best to change many things at once, rather than one thing at a time

It works best to change many things at once, rather than one thing at a time Anyone attempting to break a habit can learn a lot from marketers. They’re the experts at getting you to change. They love it when … Continue reading

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