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How to Fail At Therapy

Want to know how to fail at therapy? Read on! Imagine that you are piloting a boat. You are far from shore and hopelessly lost. Your boating skills are mediocre. Nobody knows where you are. No one is expecting you. And you have no life vests. Your friend gives you all sorts of suggestions to get […]

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Why Talk Therapy Helps

In some circles, going to talk therapy still carries a stigma. It’s seen as something that “weak” or “crazy” people do. Therapy is for everyone! If you’re not stable, it’s definitely helpful. If you are just not your highest and best self, it can help to get you there. Here’s why. Gives Social Contact People are […]

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When Couple’s Counseling is Not Advisable

As a therapist, I am a huge fan of couple’s counseling. It can help you to grow emotionally, become more effective at work and in relationships, and be happier. There are times when it’s not a great idea however. Therapy is about making repairs and positive changes. Sometimes that is not possible. Here is a look […]

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How To Waste Time in Therapy

I recently wrote an article about how to get the most out of therapy. It talked about how to prepare and what to do in session. I framed it that way to keep things positive. To have a complete picture of how to make therapy work for you, I realize that you also need to know […]

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Why Therapy Doesn’t Work

Have you ever wondered why therapy doesn’t work? Why do some people have problems that don’t seem to go away? Why do some people seem to get labeled as “noncompliant” while others seem to follow all suggestions? There are actually really good reasons why therapy doesn’t work. Here are a few: “Noncompliant” Clients When someone […]

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What To Do When You Can’t Afford Counseling

Professional counselors definitely have their role in health and wellness. They give you support, teach skills, give you motivation and encouragement to keep going, provide interventions that improve functioning, and challenge you to move beyond your present level of functioning. But what can you do when you can’t afford counseling? The American Holistic Health Association […]

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How to Get the Most Out of Therapy

Here are some quick tips on how to get most out of therapy. Shop Around Finding someone with the right fit is very important. Maybe you are more comfortable with someone of a specific gender, age range, or who has a specific skill set. Or maybe you just need to talk to the person first to […]

past life

Ten Things I Learned from Past Life Regression

You’d be amazed at how many people are interested in past life regression. There are times when I am doing more past life regression therapy than any other kind. It has the potential to be transformative and can help you to see into your blind spots. No wonder it’s so popular. Here are the top […]