Depression

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Learned Helplessness and Defeat Stress in the Age of Anxiety

According to Lewis & Clark College president Barry Glassner, a leading sociologist and author of The Culture of Fear, "Most Americans are living in the safest place at the safest time in human history.” So why are so many Americans, among them many of the new patients coming in to see me, feeling so anxious?

Courageous Unstoppable You: Facing Yourself to Find Happiness

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” This quote from Aristotle is the cornerstone of all insight-oriented psychotherapies.

Self-Saboteur

Conclusion: Own Your Life by Owning Up to Yourself
Unfortunately, our compulsion to repeat self-sabotaging behaviors can be so subtle, pervasive, and quietly destructive that many of us spend our whole lives enacting toxic tropes without ever becoming fully conscious of them.

Self-Saboteur

Part Six: Yes, You ARE Entitled … to your Own Unhappiness
The simple definition of “entitlement” is the belief that you have the right to something—or that you are inherently deserving of special privilege.

Self-Saboteur

Part Two: Sleeping with Your Boss Comes at a Cost
Are you being sexually harassed by someone senior to you at work, someone who has power over your future, someone you are frightened to confront?

Self-Saboteur

Part One: Understanding the 'Me' in #MeToo
Self-Saboteurs don’t know what they don’t know - there are myriad ways that people unknowingly sabotage their lives.

Americans In Pain and Addicted: Untangling the Opioid Crisis

Part Eight (Finale): Pain, Pain, Go Away! Final Insights from Experts
When you search the words “Opioid Crisis” on the internet, mountains of alarming articles pop up, but precious few provide well-researched background on the origins and ever-evolving dangers of the epidemic.

Americans In Pain and Addicted: Untangling the Opioid Crisis

Part Seven: Let’s Give YOU a Voice!
What follows are some of the voices of my gentle readers. If you are not among them, please try to understand, and feel their pain…

Americans In Pain and Addicted: Untangling the Opioid Crisis

Part Six: Without Opioids, a Decent Life becomes Impossible
When Jeremy came to see me in my office last year, his demeanor said it all: Rumpled jacket, pained expression, and the quiet, tremulous voice of a man who never in his entire life believed he’d wind up in a therapist’s office. “My doctor abruptly stopped prescribing me Oxy,” he told me when I asked him what was wrong, “and the pain is making me crazy.” As I looked into his eyes, and saw the depth of his emotional and physical pain, my own heart began to ache as well.