Category Archives: Psychotherapy

Taming the Pumpkin, or, How to Influence People without Getting Wacked

Once upon a time a traveler hiked down from the mountains into a remote valley to find all the farmers there in a panic. They were running from their vegetable garden into their village, screaming. The women clutched their children … Continue reading

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Everything you need to know about confidentiality

Counseling will work to the degree that you are confident my office is a safe place to bring up sensitive matters, but you will have to take some risks. The things we talk about are confidential. I will not repeat … Continue reading

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The Shrink’s Links: A Consequential, Niggling Detail

Bringing you the best of mental health every week. Today I’m going to write about something that should be irrelevant and of no concern to you, but may affect you, nonetheless: the licensing of people who perform psychotherapy. Licenses exist … Continue reading

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The Shrink’s Links: Video Explaining Projection

Bringing you the best of mental health and relationship articles on the internet. Today’s link from the shrink is: If you read my last posts in the relationship series, attempting to explain projection and projective identification, and are still confused, … Continue reading

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A New Development: The After Visit Summary

The latest good idea I’ve had about counseling I got from visiting my allergist. I have allergies. If you ever sat with me in a counseling session and I had tears in my eyes, it might have been due to … Continue reading

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The Shrink’s Links: Crucible® Therapy

The Shrink’s Links Bringing you the best of mental health on the internet every week. Today’s Shrink’s link of the week is Crucible® Therapy I recently began a new series on relationships. I should say that I haven’t come up … Continue reading

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“Do you take my insurance?”

This is the most frequently asked question when people make their first phone call to set up an appointment to see me for counseling. It seems like a simple question, but it’s not. When you ask if I “take” your … Continue reading

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Multiple

There aren’t many mental illnesses that therapists are accused of creating, but dissociative identity disorder, or multiple personality disorder, as it officially used to be known, is one of them. It may be the only one. Blaming people for creating … Continue reading

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Why I Don’t Specialize In Anything

I could’ve had a specialty. I did some post grad work in family therapy and some more in substance abuse. I sought for ways to address the desire my clients had to quit using tobacco back in the days when … Continue reading

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Online and Phone Sessions

Forever, counselors have been saying that we will meet you where you are, now we mean this literally as well as figuratively. No, we don’t do house calls, but we do the next best thing. We can use all the … Continue reading

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