Archive for the ‘Family Therapy’ Category

Loving Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) have challenged many mental health professionals. These patients are often considered to be difficult to work with, which means that many of them are left without the help they need in order to live healthy and fulfilling lives. This lack of assistance also means that their loved ones are […]

Sabotaging Your Own Treatment

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

Regardless of the type of problem you are facing or what type of therapy you choose to help you work through it, merely asking for the help is not enough to reach a resolution. Many people unwittingly prevent their therapists from being of any assistance. While you may say, “Please help me,” your behavior may […]

Coping with Working Mom Guilt

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

For some mothers, leaving their children to go to work ranks right up there with facing a firing squad; the sad looks on their little faces and the nagging feeling that you are going to miss some spectacular moment in their development that you will never be able to regain are only a couple of […]

Overcoming Child Abuse

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Some people believe that children in abusive or neglectful situations, once removed from their environment, will heal and become happy, well-adjusted children. However, this is inaccurate. Not only do these children suffer from physical scars, but the mental anguish and emotional distress they have endured may haunt them for years to come. In a form […]

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for Bullying

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

Bullying happens to countless individuals, not only do school children experience this terrible ordeal, but college students, professionals in the work place or virtually anyone can fall prey to it. When an individual is bullied, he loses his center of control to the bully. This power over another human being is the reason bullies target […]

Family Therapy

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Raising children can be one of the most rewarding experiences a parent could ever imagine. However, it can also be one of the most challenging. This is particularly true as children ascend into adolescence. With peer pressure and mixed messages from the media, not to mention the raging hormones, this particular stage can be a […]

Therapy Dogs and What They Do

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

New studies emerge regularly, allowing us to better understand a variety of illnesses. With this new knowledge comes a plethora of options for helping patients and their families cope with these illnesses. In recent years, one of the more intriguing therapies has become a popular practice. This form of therapy is known as the “therapy […]

Trauma Healing

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Guest Contributor: George Lough, Ph.D. As a psychotherapist for thirty years I’ve used a variety of techniques to help people find relief from depression, anxiety, relationship problems and other symptoms related to emotional stress and trauma. Recently I’ve begun integrating Somatic Experiencing ™ (SE) techniques into my psychotherapy practice to help my clients increase the […]

Marriage and Therapy—is it Right for You?

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Every relationship has its ups and downs. In a time when ‘Till death do us part’ averages out to about 8 years, more and more couples are choosing therapy before deciding on heading to divorce court. Financial problems, addiction, communication issues and even stress are all contributing factors to a marriage’s problems. So how do […]

5 Ways to Keep a Marriage Together

Monday, April 19th, 2010

All relationships require a certain amount of compromise and commitment in order to allow everything to run smoothly. People are ever changing and therefore, so are their relationships with others. A romantic relationship may see several evolutions over time. The early stages of a romantic relationship where a couple are generally still trying to get […]