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 social mask, and therapist behaviors that are social keep the

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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 been studied and proven to work well with veterans and

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