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Therapists: Are You Having Political Countertransference?

Therapists: Are You Having Political Countertransference?

2021-01-12 14:39:57 The past several years have been politically heated. How to maintain boundaries and gain self-awareness. Original Source »

The Year Nobody Wanted

The Year Nobody Wanted

2020-12-31 19:14:35 Typically I love the end of the year. I love Christmas and then preparing for New Year’s Eve. I love reflecting on the previous 365 days, looking at all I have achieved, what went well, what I’ve learned, and what I want to leave behind and what I want to take into the new year. It’s generally a refreshing time when I feel content and hopeful. I think about all the things I wan... »

Grieving the Unexpected Loss of a Parent

Grieving the Unexpected Loss of a Parent

2020-12-20 23:01:30 Four weeks ago, the day after my mom’s 72nd birthday, on a regular Tuesday in November, my dad unexpectedly passed away in his house here in Southwest Florida. As I type these words, it still doesn’t feel real. It still feels like a story I am telling. Like an act I am participating in. Like someone else’s life I am living. I feel like I’m toggling between reality and a dream. ... »

How to Prepare for Election Stress

How to Prepare for Election Stress

2020-11-02 08:00:00 Welcome November, and welcome to another stressful month of 2020. Unless you’re hiding under a rock, or live outside of the USA, I’m sure you’ve been feeling apprehensive about what this week will bring. On Tuesday November 3, America votes for the 46th President, along with other important senate and house races.  I want to remind everyone that I often write about my poli... »

The Discomfort of Isolation in 2020

The Discomfort of Isolation in 2020

2020-10-24 00:26:35 Remember in March when we were all like, staying home? I can do this! I am MADE for this! I’ve wanted nothing more! Or at least that was my attitude. I do love being home. I love my little house and my little family. I love being in my pj’s and snuggling with my cats. I consider myself to be an extroverted introvert. I need my “me,” time. So when Covid came to town, they said “... »

Secondary Effects of COVID-19 on Parents

Secondary Effects of COVID-19 on Parents

2020-09-23 13:15:42 There is a cumulative impact that can lead to an increase in stress that builds up over time. Original Source »

Robin William's Suicide and Connection with Dual Diagnosis

Robin William's Suicide and Connection with Dual Diagnosis

2014-08-18 12:04:26 I have been deeply impacted emotionally by the news of Robin William’s suicide… Original Source »

Parenting High-Functioning Teens Around Drinking and Drugs

Parenting High-Functioning Teens Around Drinking and Drugs

2014-11-19 10:13:36 Many parents have questions and concerns about their teenager’s alcohol and drug usage, including how best to set limits and rules within the household.These issues may become concealed and more complicated when these individuals are high-functioning—in that they are performing well in school,engaged in extra-curricular activities,socialize with friends and appear healthy. Orig... »

Non-Traditional Addiction Services That Work

Non-Traditional Addiction Services That Work

2015-02-23 11:05:40 Navigating addiction treatment services can be an overwhelming process, especially when you or your loved one is in crisis. However, it is also important to understand that there are non-traditional forms of addiction/mental health treatment that are being utilized more often and are becoming more mainstream. Original Source »

Irrationality of A.A.?

Irrationality of A.A.?

2015-03-25 01:51:55 My friend recently forwarded me the April 2015 Atlantic Magazine article “The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous” by Gabrielle Glaser. If I did not have personal and professional experience with alcoholism and in treating alcoholics, then I imagine I would not have felt such a need to respond to this article. Original Source »

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