Depression and anxiety are common, affecting millions of adults in our country. And many people who need professional treatment don’t get it. But for those who do seek help, the first course of recommended treatment is often medication.
But there is another treatment choice available to everyone: Psychotherapy. Not only has research shown that psychotherapy is effective …[Read More]
Portrayals of psychotherapy are everywhere these days. NBC’s show “Awake” features a detective living in two realities after suffering a automobile accident with his wife and son. He visits a different shrink in each reality, one version where his son lived through the accident, the other where his wife survived.
In one reality, the female shrink listens …[Read More]
APA released its annual Stress in America survey yesterday, and we have again found that our nation is under pressure. Yes, average stress levels have declined somewhat from their max in 2007 and 2008, but that was at a time of extreme economic uncertainty when the housing crisis began to bubble, and the nation’s economy was …[Read More]
Imagine if you’d spent as much time learning to understand your emotions as you did learning to read, write and count. Unfortunately, like most of us, you likely received very little education or guidance in this area, surrendering your emotions to chance.
That often doesn’t work out too well.
Life is complicated and people are even more …[Read More]