In the last two posts, we have examined together some of the types of psychotherapy and the therapeutic alliance. In this piece, we shall explore what to and not expect in psychotherapy how to find the help you need. Important Qualities of a Great Therapist Just as there are many different types of therapists with [...]
When people think of psychotherapy, they often visualize Dr. Sigmund Freud sitting with a note pad with his client lying on a couch facing away from him. While it is true that there are still some professionals who utilize Freud’s form of psychoanalysis, there are many different types of psychotherapy that exist to aid in [...]
One of the most important treatments for the effects of complex trauma for adults is psychotherapy. Sitting with another adult who received training in the listening profession is a powerful method to exchange the old tapes that were installed by our traumatic experiences. In this first article, we are going to explore together the types [...]
I have often told people that surviving the treatment for dissociative identity disorder was as hard as surviving the trauma that caused it. I thought I’d write a piece explaining what I mean by this statement. Entering the Flames of Hell Somewhere in late 1989, when I was twenty-nine years old, I [...]
We all must make decisions in life. Do we do it in freedom or pain?
I have risen like a Phoenix from the flames that made me who I am. This is my personal story.
We seldom consider the fight therapists go through in their personal lives to keep their lives separate from the horror they encounter when dealing with highly traumatized clients. This article was published in the The Journal of Traumatic Stress Disorders and Treatment looks at this subject and tries to draw conclusions about the effect dealing [...]
Therapists listen and help, but what about THEIR mental health?
Why Be Miserable at Christmas? Why not choose something different?
Leaving the past in the past takes courage. Walking into the future does too.
Psychotherapy is an important tool full of self-discovery, wisdom and hope.
We pop pills to make us feel better, but sometimes it is not needed. Why?
Losing a therapist for any reason can feel like there has been a significant death in the family.
We all have three basic choices in life, give up, give in, or give it all you've got.