LGBTQ-Affirmative Therapy

From the New York Times, on the importance of working with an LGBTQ-affirmative therapist: “Having a gay-affirmative therapist really changed my life in a lot of ways,” said one student therapist. “I had always thought, ‘I’m just like my straight friends, only I’m attracted to […]

Competent Therapists

Here are 4 things that competent therapists do, according to Michael Karson at Psychology Today. I agree. 1. The therapist understands that a therapeutic relationship is very different from a social relationship. My view is that good therapy requires the patient to take off the […]

Trauma & EMDR

This week, author and war correspondent Sebastian Junger (Perfect Storm, War) talks about PTSD and soldiers on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer show. He discusses the importance of a cohesive, communal social network and treatment for healing from trauma. Listen here: EMDR is one therapy that has […]

Counseling for Business Partners

Couples counseling isn’t just for romantic partners anymore. It’s also helpful for business partners. Recently, the New York Times profiled Ilan Zechory and Tom Lehman, two founders of Genius.com, and discussed how couples therapy is helping people who work together in business relationships. “Counseling has […]

Re-Writing the Painful Past

Scientific research has long shown the benefits of expressive writing–the private kind of writing done to express emotions, not to please readers. Now, reports the New York Times: “researchers are studying whether the power of writing — and then rewriting — your personal story can […]