Author Archive | Michael Korson

Charlottesville

Remembering Charlottesville, One Year Later

On this one-year marking of the horror of Charlottesville and the unacceptable response of the President equivocating and equating people espousing vile beliefs and ideology of hatred with those marching against evil, I’m reading Toni Morrison. Perhaps our, and I mean America’s, most ardent and eloquent voice for the dignity of all humans, Morrison published […]

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Sameness as a Symptom

I recently had such a puzzling experience.  A prospective client called and left a voice message canceling an initial appointment we had because she had read some of my blog postings and saw that we have different political opinions.  I found myself thoroughly perplexed: Why would someone not go to a therapist who had differing […]

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Help on the Way

Perhaps it might be true to say that at its core psychotherapy provides an environment for change through the experience of recognizing that there is help out there.  That might be the best synonym for psychotherapy: help on the way.  Often people who come to therapy come from histories where that was not the case.  […]

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Old-fashioned Listening

Call me old-fashioned.  I just think that someone’s best friend should be another human being (closely followed by a dog; sorry cat lovers).  So you can imagine my reaction to an article in the SF Chronicle focusing on an app designed to be someone’s best friend.  While many of my clients use apps for meditation, […]

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Stand Up Against Hatred

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” President Barack Obama quoting from […]

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Health Care

A Call for Action on Health Care Now

I’m writing this quick blog in response to the blazing speed by which the United State Senate is moving to pass health care legislation that will decimate care that our neediest citizens receive and at the same time increase wealth inequity in our country so that the wealthiest become wealthier.  There is no more pressing […]

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Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

Recently I came across a short article that clearly articulates some of the main differences between psychotherapeutic approaches that I offer. The article from Psychology Today, The Difference Between Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, addresses basic difference between the two approaches and in the process gives a good, albeit broad, summary of both. I’d like to include […]

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