Sugar and Food: an Antidepressant

Every evening and every morning I pop open the lovely Apple News app and scan through the latest news.  One of them talked about sugar and it's addictive properties.  While I'm going to post something on the Ketogenic diet, which I've been on for about 5 months now, I wanted to add to the talk … Continue reading Sugar and Food: an Antidepressant

Psychotherapy 101: Does Therapy Work?

People often make a lot of assumptions about therapy and whether it works or not. In this blog post and podcast, I address this issue and help explain how therapy can be a successful experience, or do nothing for you at all.

For Parents: “No matter what I do for my kid, it’s never good enough”

Parents often feel at a loss with their kids and sometimes, they don't feel that they don't know how to best support a kid that's extremely emotional. This post offers some tips and a basic formula that can help parents change the emotional dynamic in the home.

Being Yourself When Others Don’t Want You To Be

We all hide who we really are, even from ourselves. But why? And how do we start to live in a more genuine way when others may not want us to change?

The Auto-Follow Etiquette

A while back I read that it's a thing to automatically follow someone who follows you, but the practicality of this seems...well...absent.  How could we possibly follow, in any sort of meaningful way, hundreds and thousands of people?  But I guess that's the point, social media isn't all that meaningful...yet it is...and it isn't.  So … Continue reading The Auto-Follow Etiquette

When Hope Feels Like Bullshit

When we're down, especially when we're really down, we have a hard time feeling hopeful, being optimistic, or seeing that things will get better.  It can be particularly frustrating, even infuriating, for someone who is very depressed to hear, "oh, it'll get better," "it'll be okay," or, "it's not that bad."  The person saying this … Continue reading When Hope Feels Like Bullshit

What Does It Mean To Get To Know Yourself?

As someone who was in therapy for 10 years during my youth and is now a psychotherapist, the notion of "getting to know ourselves" has always been vital.  But recently, as I've been speaking with some of my clients, it's occurred to me that many of us don't know what this statement means, exactly.  Some … Continue reading What Does It Mean To Get To Know Yourself?

When Therapy Clients say: “It Doesn’t Work” “I’ve Tried Everything”

As we know, people come for therapy because they're struggling with some or many aspects of their life.  Sometimes, the level of their suffering exceeds their ability to cope and a sense of desperation comes about.  I've seen this mostly in people who have been suffering for longer periods of time and continue to experience … Continue reading When Therapy Clients say: “It Doesn’t Work” “I’ve Tried Everything”

When Therapy Clients say: "It Doesn’t Work" "I’ve Tried Everything"

As we know, people come for therapy because they're struggling with some or many aspects of their life.  Sometimes, the level of their suffering exceeds their ability to cope and a sense of desperation comes about.  I've seen this mostly in people who have been suffering for longer periods of time and continue to experience … Continue reading When Therapy Clients say: "It Doesn’t Work" "I’ve Tried Everything"