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Dealing with Anxiety

Feb 14, 2019

Anxiety and depression are the most commonly diagnosed psychological disorders.  While that statement in and of itself is not earth-shattering the statement that the overwhelming majority of treating professionals do not understand the difference may very well be. On a recent episode of the Psych with Mike podcast Brett...

Life is Not Fair!

Dec 11, 2018

Me…. Family…. Clan…. Tribe…. Nation

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. I am me, but I am also us. I am a part of a larger whole, consisting of my community and its values. There are many levels of community and people generally tend to increase the overlapping waves of community in predictable...

Understanding Emotional Regulation

Nov 13, 2018

Understanding Emotional Regulation


No one ever went to see a therapist because they had a problem. That is a bold statement but it is true. People go to therapy because a problem they have causes them to be emotionally dysregulated. If you can emotionally regulate then you can deal with any problem no matter how...

Counter Transference in Therapy

Nov 11, 2018

Counter Transference

I had an interesting discussion with a colleague the other day.  This colleague was talking about a client that he was having trouble liking.  According to him, this client triggered an immediate dislike and aversion whenever they came into the office.  So he asked me, “Ethically, what should I do...

Depression or Anxiety?

Nov 11, 2018

Depression or Anxiety? Often it is Both

Many people suffer from what are called co-morbid conditions. That means that there are at least two different conditions and that an individual may suffer from both of them at the same time. This is often true of the disorders called depression and anxiety. Generally, one...