September/October 2021View All Issues
As the culture’s sanctioned authorities on mental health, therapists are still widely expected to be equanimous in the face of inner turmoil. So, outside of their own therapist’s office, many fear coming out about their own serious troubles—even in front of colleagues. Oddly enough, shame and its loyal sidekick, secrecy, still loom large in our field. The heartening news is that it’s beginning to change.
A Therapist Reclaims His Buried Past—and Upends His Practice
Therapists Share Their Own Mental Health Struggles
Confessions of a Racing Mind
My Silent Battle with OCD
First, Make the Bed
A Gentle Path through Depression
The Ambivalence Trap
Liberating Ourselves from the Pursuit of Perfection
Surrogate Partner Therapy
Crossing Lines or Expanding Boundaries?
I’d Rather Clean the Toilet than Write Progress Notes
Making Peace With An Essential Task
Doing Our Own Work Differently
An EMDR Portal to Our Clients’ Healing
Looking at Ancestral Trauma
The Plasticity of Personality
Can We Switch Our Stripes?
Hanging Out with Dick Van Dyke
A Lesson in Stepping Up