In The Therapy Room

True tales and lessons from the therapist’s chair
Article June 28, 2024

The Cultural Competence Dilemma

How Much Can We Rely On a Shared Identity with Clients?

Black Men Heal’s therapy outcomes are defying the odds—and raising questions about what it means to be truly culturally competent. Read more

Article June 28, 2024

“Gentle Parenting” a Fierce & Feisty Kid

When One-Size-Fits-All Scripts Don’t Work

The prescriptive, one-size-fits-all version of “gentle parenting” promoted on social media may work with many kids, but for parents of “big reactors,”... Read more

Article June 28, 2024

Sexual Fantasies in Couples Therapy

The Art of Encouraging Erotic Imagination

It takes practice and courage to attune to a couple’s sensitivities and insecurities regarding sexual fantasies, but the payoff can be worth the clinical... Read more

Article June 28, 2024

“She Looks Just Like You”

What Are We Not Seeing with Donor-Assisted IVF?

Understanding the impact of “resemblance talk” and the challenge of “parental claiming” can help the parents of donor-conceived children feel... Read more

Article May 1, 2024

Taking Sides in Couples Therapy

The Importance of Ditching Neutrality

When one partner is clearly in the wrong, being an impartial couples therapist can do more harm than good. Read more

Article May 1, 2024

Holotropic Breathwork

An Overlooked Path to Healing Experiences?
Susan McBride and Mark Cornfield

In the midst of the psychedelic treatment revolution, have we forgotten about Stan Grof’s alternative to facilitating non-ordinary states of consciousness? Read more

Article May 1, 2024

The Dual Nature of Trauma Bonding

Beyond Abuser and Victim

Partners who associate love and intimacy with the painful family dynamics of their formative years can get stuck in a familiar bond that’s hard to shake... Read more

Article May 1, 2024

Supercharging Couples Work with Ketamine

A Doorway to Greater Intimacy

The combination of therapeutic guides, ketamine, and community can open the door to deep, long-lasting relational change. Read more

Video April 23, 2024

How to Know It's Narcissistic Abuse

Signs to Watch for in Therapy

Watch this clip of Dr. Ramani explaining the signs of narcissistic abuse in a relationship and what it looks like in your therapy office. Read more

Video April 23, 2024

Watch this clip of Dr. Ramani explaining how to help your clients who are survivors of narcissistic and build trust. Read more

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