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Insurance Coverage Parity for Mental Health Concerns Is Getting Worse

As a testament to the ineffectiveness of laws when not rigorously enforced (hello, speed limit, I’m looking at you!), the lack of enforcement on mental health parity has been devastating....



 

The 5 Most Common Questions Therapists & Psychologists Get Asked

Both therapists and practicing psychologists get asked a lot of regular questions by both friends and strangers. It’s funny to me that these questions come up regularly, because I’m not...



 

Podcast | Inpatient Mental Hospital Stay (Part 1 of 2)

 Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be an inpatient in a psych ward? In this two-part series, we go into detail about Gabe’s inpatient stay starting with...



 

Podcast | Therapy Myths & Misconceptions

While therapy is often used as one method of treatment for mental illness, it still has a large cloud of mystery around it. Due to its portrayal in movies and...



 

Why It’s Okay to Ghost Your Therapist

Unlike most other relationships — where ghosting is frowned upon as an unhealthy behavior — it’s perfectly fine to ghost your therapist. Ghosting — the act of leaving a relationship...



 

Podcast: Using Music to Spark Your Inner Hero

Are you a badass?  Do you want to be? We all know that music has the ability to affect mood, and today’s guest takes that to the next level by...



 

7 Common Myths About Psychotherapy

There’s a meme promoted by some life coaches going around social media that is full of misinformation about psychotherapy, while comparing it to the benefits of “coaching.” In most states,...



 

National Psychotherapy Day: Telling Our Therapy Stories

California-based psychologist Ryan Howes, Ph.D, is a big believer in the power of stories to transform how we see therapy. “In a society where we still hear statements like ‘only...



 

Forgiveness as a Self-Healing Tool

Surely, some things can never be forgiven, should never be forgiven? Susie was 48 years old, and came for counseling for burnout in her highly responsible job. It took three...



 

5 Surprising Ways to Make the Most of Therapy

Therapy tends to be mysterious and confusing, because it’s one of those things that until you experience it for yourself, you’re not really sure what to expect. Which makes it...



 

4 Reasons for Misdiagnosis by a Therapist

In medicine and psychology, misdiagnosis is sadly a part of the profession. Whether it’s a doctor trying to diagnose a disease or a psychologist trying to diagnose a mental disorder...



 

How Long-Term Friendships Enrich Our Lives

Yesterday I found myself in the familiar presence of people who have been pivotal in my life for 40 years. Like everyone else I now know and love, they were...



 

What’s the Difference Between a Psychologist vs a Psychiatrist?

It’s a common question people have, understanding the distinction between these two common types of mental health professionals. What’s the difference between a psychologist versus a psychiatrist? Is there one?...



 

Benefits of Therapy You Probably Didn’t Know About

Many of us have a narrow view of therapy. We think it’s solely for navigating clinical depression or severe anxiety or roller-coaster moods. We think it’s only an option when...



 

Inside Schizophrenia: What is Schizophrenia?

    What is schizophrenia? From pop culture’s view to Rachel Star Withers, a diagnosed schizophrenic, view of herself to a leading mental health doctor and professor’s view. What are...