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Anthony Bourdain, and Why I Talk to My 10 Year Old about Suicide

Anthony Bourdain, and Why I Talk to My 10 Year Old about Suicide

Audre Lourde warns us “Your Silence won’t Protect you”. It won’t protect your children either. We must talk to them, even about the most dark of subjects, including suicide.

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Run, Don’t Walk into Therapy

Run, Don't Walk into Therapy

A blog about therapy; and how you should run, not walk, to begin your therapy journey. Folks compare a lot of things to psychotherapy, like hikes in nature, talks with a good friend, meditation, and even confessions to a priest. All those things are great, and can […]

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Clinical Study and Supervision Group (16 CE’s) Learning from our Mistakes

Clinical Study and Supervision Group (16 CE’s) Learning from our Mistakes

Learning from Our Mistakes: Beyond Dogma in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy For both seasoned clinicians and beginners alike, getting unknowingly sucked into enactments with clients is par for the course of long-term work traversing the world of the unconscious. Regardless of our clinical orientation, we can find ourselves […]

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“I don’t want to talk about Rwanda”

"I don't want to talk about Rwanda"

The extremes of human suffering can serve to discount one’s own more mundane complaints.

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Building Resolve for New Years

New Year’s Resolutions require a fair amount of resolve to pull off. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your intentions.

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Should I go to Therapy?

Should I go to Therapy?

The short answer to if you should go to therapy is Yes! To start, the question shouldn’t be if you need therapy, but would it benefit you. Very few people need therapy, and only in a few circumstances. When need is the issue, we are usually discussing inpatient residential therapy […]

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What Should I Talk about in Therapy Today?

What Should I Talk about in Therapy Today?

  Most clients know that some of their best sessions happen when they don’t know what they are going to talk about in therapy. In the absence of an external event to report, the unconscious manages to insert itself into what feels like random meanderings of thoughts […]

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Listen to your Unconscious

Freudian slips, dreams, songs that get stuck in your head: they are all efforts by your unconscious to direct you to issues burdening your mind that part of you is resistant to addressing.

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On Kissing, Tickling and Being Bored

Here is a new feature of my blog…book recommendations. I wanted to start with one of my favorite analytic books of all time.  It is a great read for clinicians and non-clinicians alike, offering an analytic eye to topics not typically considered in the office or outside […]

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