April 12, 2018

My therapist keeps asking me about my childhood. Isn’t the past the past?

  Unfortunately, no.  Many psychological disorders are caused by, or at least connected to, patterns of past experiences. We all come from somewhere – a family, […]
September 26, 2017

Will My Counselor Keep Everything Private?

Yes. It is crucial to the success of any counseling or psychotherapy that everything in the session remain private.  You are encouraged to say anything and […]
August 3, 2017

Can’t I Just Talk to a Friend?

People often wonder how “just talking” to a therapist can change a psychological disorder.  How can a friendly chat ease my depression or anxieties or raise […]
June 28, 2017

How Can My Therapist Tell If I Have A Real Psychological Problem?

There are a number of ways your therapist can diagnose any psychological problem that you may have. There is a large, diagnostic "bible" called the DSM-5. Its full title is The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association, 5th edition.
June 28, 2017

Is Anyone Really “Normal?”

Yes. But, being normal is probably not what you think it is. "Normal", from a psychologist's point of view, is not 2.4 children, a dog, two cars and a white picket fence. Normal is not about where you live, your paycheck, your job or whether you get eight hours of sleep a night.