Category Archives: Therapy

What being a Sex-Positive Psychotherapist Means to Me, Why it’s Important, and Where it’s Led Me

To me, the term Sex Positive, boils down to the idea that consensual sex is pleasurable, pleasure is ok, our bodies are good, and we need education, not rules, governing sexual behavior. To others, it means that commie pinko sex … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The King’s Speech and the healing power of the therapeutic relationship

By any account, The King’s Speech was an amazing film. As a therapist, I was especially amazed at the poignancy with which the film depicts the healing power of a therapeutic union, and how many elements of a good therapeutic … Continue reading

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On Defensiveness and Crab–a rant and a recipe

In all my years of being defensive, recognizing defensiveness in others, and helping others recognize and move through their own defensiveness, I never asked the question until the other day. What are we defending ourselves against, exactly? But now that … Continue reading

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So you want to be a psychotherapist? 11 Things to cultivate.

This is the list that I wish someone had given me when I began my journey as a therapist. I hope people considering the profession of psychotherapy will get something out of what I’ve chosen to pay forward, and that … Continue reading

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Therapy is for crazy people and folks like you

People come to therapy for all sorts of reasons. Sometimes they have a mental illness that has become so pronounced and severe in its symptoms that they need assistance managing those symptoms so they can continue to function. Some people … Continue reading

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