The Mind Zone

Why Most OCD Treatments Don’t Work

Perhaps, nothing in all of mental health causes more psychological and emotional suffering as severe OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder). Imagine constant intrusive thoughts that could be related to the necessity of engaging in a particular behavior, such as hand-washing, counting, or endlessly checking on a specific task.  Or worse yet, a person is obsessively fearful of… Read More

Undoing Aloneness

Individuals come to psychotherapy for a variety of reasons: anxiety, depression, addiction, relationship conflicts, etc. But one of the chief motivations associated with the desire to seek support is a longing to be seen, heard, understood, validated, and responded to.  What eminent psychologist, Diana Fosha, refers to as ‘Undoing Aloneness’, or what the average person… Read More

Do I Need Therapy?

Perhaps, you’ve asked yourself this question at different points in your life. It may seem like a simple question to answer, but I find it can be challenging for many individuals. Complicating things further are the numerous types of psychotherapy that are practiced by various clinicians. Additionally, there are many misperceptions about what psychotherapy actually… Read More

Top Ten Signs of a Healthy Relationship

Being stuck in a codependent or unhealthy relationship that lacks trust and intimacy can affect almost every area of your life. When our relationships suffer, we suffer. That’s why it’s important to be aware of the key characteristics that build healthy relationships. Below are the top ten signs that your relationship is strong and thriving: … Read More