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Pandemic Fog

Many people these days are complaining of exhaustion and the inability to concentrate or think clearly.  There is a phrase for it: “Pandemic fog.”  Of course, it is an extremely stressful time with uncertainty about nearly everything and a constant sense of threat.  An article I recently saw and will include here gives some explanation […]

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Roots 2


Recently I spoke with some prospective clients who had inquired specifically about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).  In each case my hunch proved correct: someone, such as a psychiatrist, who doesn’t practice psychotherapy, had recommended this form of therapy.  These callers didn’t really know what it was or if that was what they wanted; they were […]

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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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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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