January 23, 2018
Why is it that compassion and objectivity are so much easier to extend to others than to ourselves? Many of those I provide therapy to have said something to the effect of, “I can give such great advice to friends or family, but when it comes to myself, I’m so bad at knowing how to handle things.” I suspect we’ve all been there. I believe this is a human and universal experience. Let’s take a look at why this could occur and how we may become better at being in our own respective corners when challenging situations arise.
October 18, 2017
Bullying is described as a behavior marked by two distinct features: the intent to create a power imbalance and the frequency with which it occurs. There are various strategies used to gain and manipulate this power over others, but it’s often the instances of bullying involving physical aggression.
August 30, 2017
A primary focus of therapyis healing from past traumas and making attempts to improve the parts of ourselves we find unsatisfactory. There’s clearly a need to address these issues to move toward a more fulfilling life. But have you ever considered that reliving past successes could create a similarly negative impact?
Confessions of a Virtual Therapist: Pros and Cons of Online Therapy
July 19, 2017
I’ve been conducting therapy exclusively online for the past two and a half years, the last year of which has been in my own private practice. Prior to that, I conducted therapy in a traditional face-to-face format for nearly a decade. My initial reaction upon first hearing of online therapy years ago was curiosity. I wondered the same things many of us do when considering trying something new: How does this work? What can I expect? Is this vastly different than what I’m used to? What are the possible pros and cons?