It is with great sadness that I write this post. We therapists are taught to be neutral. We don’t tend to share our opinions with clients, particularly our political opinions. But I am also a counselor and part of the counseling tradition does believe that we are agents of social justice, that we do have… Read More No You’re Not Crazy, You May Be Finding Yourself in a Forced Abusive Relationship
This picture has been a source of comfort and hope for me in what has been an overwhelming sense of pain. Someone posted this on Facebook along with the story of how the flowers were brought into a gay bar in DC by a man with tears in his eyes saying how deeply touched he… Read More Another Plea for Tolerance
When you don’t have a mother here to celebrate with, Mother’s Day can be a sad and painful affair. I lost my mother in 2002 and I’ve had many clients over the years who have lost their mothers. As a therapist I don’t disclose a whole lot with clients but losing my mother was such… Read More There Will Never Be Another Like Your Mother
The death of Prince last week was shocking and truly upsetting to me as one of a few musicians who’ve been real lifelines throughout my life. Certain albums and songs got me through difficult emotional times and I feel profoundly grateful for music and to the artists who have given me such comfort. For me… Read More Missing Prince and My Friend
Today I heard someone say, in reference to David Bowie’s death, that for him rock stars had been more like prophets than just entertainers. That people like John Lennon and David Bowie had more influence on his values and sense of tolerance than any religious leader ever had. Maybe this is why we seem to… Read More “Ain’t That Just Like Me?” Yes David Bowie It Is, Thank You!
Yes those pictures above are of the same man. This week the death of the great David Bowie has been a real loss that I will be writing more about later but last month the world lost another great rock and roll front man, Scott Weiland, the lead singer of the Stone Temple Pilots, to… Read More Unresolved Trauma Creates The Walking Wounded Who Live Amongst Us
Shakespeare is apparently very happening right now and thank goodness because after recently seeing Hamlet I’m reminded of how powerful Shakespeare can be and how it provides a rare opportunity in our modern society to see and connect to expressions of the deepest emotions that human beings experience. Through the wonders of modern technology, National… Read More Shrinking With the Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch as Hamlet is Very Therapeutic Indeed