Mood and anxiety · Therapy · Uncategorized

Cognitive therapy: mind conquers mood

"The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude." -- Oprah Winfrey Cognitive therapy (CT) is a powerful technique therapists use to help their clients deal with life's tougher moments.  It's used worldwide to help individuals overcome psychiatric problems like phobias, depression, anxiety, personality disorders,… Continue reading Cognitive therapy: mind conquers mood

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Psychoanalysis vs Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Or something about Freud and his followers... Most people remember Freud from his teachings on childhood “psychosexual stages," unconscious conflict based on sexual and aggressive urges, and his infamous terms "penis envy" and "Oedipal Complex."  Most of it's controversial, right?  Maybe, but it turns out there’s more to Freud than penis envy and the Oedipal… Continue reading Psychoanalysis vs Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

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What’s psychotherapy about?

Maybe you’re struggling with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, stress, or some existential question, and you're thinking about seeing someone about it. Or maybe a friend or colleague recommended psychotherapy to you. But what is psychotherapy?  Sure, you’ve watched the movies and seen that same old image: the wise guru sitting calmly taking notes as the neurotic… Continue reading What’s psychotherapy about?

Conflict · Coping skills & self-soothing · Therapy · Uncategorized

Defense Mechanisms: What would you do?

Picture this scenario: You’re a college student.  You’ve been working very hard on a paper for class when Don, another student, steals the paper and presents it to the professor himself.  The professor is impressed with Don and gives him an A, then dings you for copying him.  You can't prove that you're the original… Continue reading Defense Mechanisms: What would you do?