Category Archives: Psychotherapy

The Gift of Forgiveness

It is impossible to get through life without being hurt by somebody. All of us know how painful it is to be the target of gossip, lies, or thoughtless remarks. Some have even been wounded by infidelity, abuse, or an … Continue reading

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Self-Compassion

An amazing resource I have been sharing with clients recently is a book by Dr. Kristin Neff called Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind.  Dr. Neff is a faculty member and researcher at The University of Texas at Austin. … Continue reading

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Remove Your Inner Thorn

Anyone who is alive has experienced moments that are painful, hurtful, even wounding.  Sometimes these injuries can become debilitating, while other times, we simply lick our wounds and move on.  In this interesting interview, Michael Singer, author of The Untethered Soul, speaks … Continue reading

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What I’ve Learned about People

My work affords me the amazing privilege of hearing the most intimate details of people’s lives, obviously for the purpose of being of some help to them.  I’ve been officially licensed as a psychologist for 17 years, but have done one … Continue reading

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Listening to Shame

Dr. Brene Brown’s first TED.com talk on the power of vulnerability was an instant hit.  I believe her success is directly related to her courage to speak authentically and her ability to shine a light on the most vulnerable aspects … Continue reading

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Strength in Vulnerability

Is it weak to seek help?  Do feelings of vulnerability, fear, or helplessness signal that you are not strong enough?  If you lose an ability because of illness, injury, or aging, does that mean you are now weaker? One of the things I frequently … Continue reading

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Sexual Orientation and Homosexuality

In light of all the current focus on gay marriage, I thought it would be useful to reprint some information on sexual orientation and homosexuality provided on the website of the American Psychological Association.  If, as a nation, we are … Continue reading

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