The Mind Zone

HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF THERAPY

Psychotherapy should be more than just a conversation. A significant percentage of my clients who attended therapy previously complain that, despite the therapist being kind and attentive, they just didn’t feel they were benefitting. They often assert, “We were just talking a lot, but I didn’t FEEL any different.” For psychotherapy to make a real… Read More

WHY MOST PSYCHOTHERAPIES DON’T WORK

Psychotherapy has been around in some form since the late 1800’s. Throughout this period, it has gone through numerous evolutions. Although Sigmund Freud was not the first to explore the complexities of the mind, most in the general public view Freud as the father of psychotherapy.  Freud, and those who followed him in his psychoanalytic… Read More

HOW TO BECOME BULLETPROOF TO DIFFICULT PEOPLE

At least some portion of my day is spent helping my clients manage demanding and challenging people in their lives. We’ve all been there. Maybe, it’s a condescending and demeaning supervisor. Perhaps, it’s a snide comment by a family member, or passive-aggressive behaviors from a spouse.  I remember reading a book in graduate school called,… Read More

WHY ARE RELATIONSHIPS SO HARD?

Perhaps, you’ve read numerous books on marriage or attended couple’s workshops with your spouse or partner but still struggle to overcome your relationship conflict. You are not alone or abnormal. Although, there is a level of value in engaging in these activities, for the most part, they do not address the real issues, which lie… Read More