How to Find or Choose a Therapist

I posted on this before, but I thought it would be useful to write more of a nuts-and-bolts, how-to version about finding and choosing a therapist.  I’ve had this conversation hundreds of times with potential clients and with family and friends, so I thought it would be a good idea to summarize it here. WhereContinue reading “How to Find or Choose a Therapist”

Do you REALLY want what you say you do?

 photo courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net/stuartmiles  You might say, “What kind of question is that?”  It’s a serious one, though.  We all want things, and we all say we have goals, but how clear is our picture of what these are- and how do we get there?  It’s hard to get somewhere if you don’t know. And whatContinue reading “Do you REALLY want what you say you do?”

“The easiest thing to do is nothing”.

This is something I say to my clients all the time.  And it’s true.  Here are a few examples: Staying in a relationship you know is bad because it’s easier than leaving. Feeling overweight but not going to the gym- or improving your diet because it’s “too hard”. Not looking for a better job whenContinue reading ““The easiest thing to do is nothing”.”

99 Days of Freedom

As I was getting ready for work today, catching up on some things on the computer- including wasting time scrolling through my Facebook feed, I came across something I thought was interesting.  It’s called 99 Days off Freedom and is a campaign to get people to go Facebook-less for 99 days, reclaiming the lives theyContinue reading “99 Days of Freedom”

Don’t hate… compensate!

As a psychologist I work with a lot of people who want to make a change in their lives.  They want to be more outgoing, assertive, or confident…less depressed, anxious, or boring…and so on.  We could probably all benefit from making one change or another. I have found myself lately writing about making changes.  It’s myContinue reading “Don’t hate… compensate!”

Back to School: Six Strategies to Ease the Transition

It’s August 1st.  You know what that means, right?  For my kids, 24 days until school starts.  Others have the luxury of starting after Labor Day (about 32 days left). But who’s counting? (haha) For most of us, summer is winding down- summer camps, vacations, barbeques, time at the pool, and so on.  Hopefully everyone has beenContinue reading “Back to School: Six Strategies to Ease the Transition”

5 Reasons Why Therapy May Be the Most Masculine Thing There Is

Sadly, in 2014 (2016) mental health stigma still exists.  This is the idea that somehow asking for help or talking about feelings is weak or embarrassing- and this is applied to men much more than women.  But if you can talk to your physician about hemorrhoids or erectile problems, why couldn’t you talk to a therapist about hating your jobContinue reading “5 Reasons Why Therapy May Be the Most Masculine Thing There Is”

Advocacy: Letter to the Editor re: Pro-Smoking Messages

Below is a letter I wrote today to the editor of a popular skateboarding magazine, regarding images I keep seeing that I believe portray pro-smoking messages.  As a psychologist and father, I believe this is harmful and that people like magazine editors need to be more conscious of it.  If I get a response I’llContinue reading “Advocacy: Letter to the Editor re: Pro-Smoking Messages”

“Only a Sith deals in absolutes…”

I enjoy a good sci-fi movie, although admittedly I’m no expert on the genre.  Like most Americans, though- and in fact most of the world, I love Star Wars.  Obi-Wan Kenobi is one of my favorite characters.  He’s smart and delivers a lot of great one-liners.  One of the best is when he tells AnakinContinue reading ““Only a Sith deals in absolutes…””

NEW: Summer 2014 Social Skills Groups

This summer I have decided to offer two social skills groups for adolescents in my office in Chester Springs.  The groups are co-ed and one will be for middle school (for adolescents entering 6th-8th grades) and the other will be for high school (9th-12th grades). I have worked with adolescents for over 10 years andContinue reading “NEW: Summer 2014 Social Skills Groups”

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