Category Archives: Anxiety
No one wants to be a fluffer.
I mean emotionally. I mean that for several blogs now the emphasis is on taking charge and ownership of your feelings, rather than expecting someone else to do so for you. But that being said, it is absolutely fine to … Continue reading
I read boring psychology textbooks so you don’t have to.
I mean it. It is perhaps the one part of me that is aligned with the Buddha: my wish to prevent other people’s suffering. Unfortunately I am a therapist so other people’s suffering is something I really can’t avoid. So. … Continue reading
You talking to me?
The scene and the reference are obvious to anyone who has been drawing breath for the last 35 years. Given how many times I have seen Taxi Driver, I watch that scene and I consider the dialogue as symptomatic of … Continue reading
The Holidays are not meant to make us feel good (So you can stop worrying).
The end of the year has never been an easy time for us humans. Before the last hundred years, you really had to worry about the cold, the snow, the sharing of cramped spaces, and inadequate resources. And something that … Continue reading
Going Home. Again.
Given how vocal we Americans tend to be about our freedom and individuality, it is hard not to notice all the fuss about where we originally came from. It is also very hard not to notice the nostalgia attached to … Continue reading
When is a reaction an overreaction?
When bad news gets delivered at your doorstep, or when you find yourself in a stressful conversation, how do you generally handle it? Do you quickly respond by escalating the situation? Do you waste no time in defending yourself, your … Continue reading
Are your meds making things worse?
After having it recommended to me by two different fellow counselors, I finally read the new book by journalist Robert Whitaker entitled, Anatomy of an Epidemic. I think it should be required reading for anyone who ever has been on … Continue reading
Are you man enough for therapy?
After reading an interesting article from the New York Times here, I thought it would be good timing to discuss whether men in our society are feeling like therapy is less and less of an option for them. To get … Continue reading
How much do you have to suffer before your insurance cares?
Or How sick do you have to be to get any help around here? For anyone who has worked in the mental health industry, the usage of the term consumer as opposed to patient or client is nothing new. Paul … Continue reading