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This blog presents a collection of short articles I have written that reflect my thoughts on a broad range of topics relevant to therapy. I hope it will serve as a resource for people wanting to start psychotherapy or for … Continue reading

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Depression: Struggling in the Dark

Depression, whether mild or profound, is a bleak landscape. People sometimes say, when their depression is finally addressed, that they must always have been depressed, because they do not recall ever feeling relief. Psychotherapy can help you address the issues underlying depression, and help you find meaning. Continue reading

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CBT and the Zeitgeist

CBT is a popular therapeutic style, now. The fad. In my view, lasting change of an important type cannot come from such goal-directed, externally-driven exercises. CBT relies on a logical and linear system, and in my experience, people in fact act globally and their actions represent the final common pathway that grows out of a gestalt of their drives, desires, needs, and unconscious and conscious processes. True change arises from an appreciation of complexity. Lasting change involves integration of different aspects of your personality, of understanding why you do things, of unfolding and deepening your understanding of yourself. Effective work with a good therapist involves facilitating change, not directing it. Continue reading

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