Anxiety & Depression

Emotional Support Animals

Cures or Crutches?

In the last few decades, pets who offer company and calm have become therapeutic tools to help people manage their mental health. Read more

Wrestling with Fear as a Jewish Therapist

Finding the Light in the Darkness

"There’s an unfamiliar pressure around my brain that’s been building since Hamas’s attack last month. My worry isn’t just for my family, it’s for... Read more

A Therapist Takes Ketamine

A Firsthand Account of a New Kind of Healing Journey
Moksha Donohue

After this experience, I knew I needed to share what I’d learned with my clients, and soon afterward decided to get training to become a ketamine-assisted... Read more

The Postpartum Experience

What Therapists Need to Know

Many therapists don't realize that treating depression or anxiety generally isn't the same as treating these mood disorders in the perinatal period. Read more

In this Networker Live event, editor in chief Livia Kent talks with author Lynn Lyons, LICSW, about anxiety and families. Read more

Moving Through Grief Using Emotionally Focused Therapy

A Conversation with Leanne Campbell

Based on her article in our July/August issue, EFT trainer Leanne Campbell talks about how to handle grief. Read more

Point of View September 14, 2022

Confronting the Climate Crisis

Helping Clients Face Uncertainty and Fear

Psychologist Elizabeth Allured is helping therapists and their clients contend with anxieties about the world’s climate crisis. Read more

The Therapy Beat September 14, 2022

The Ideation Factor

Changing How We Think about Youth Suicide

Suicidal ideation among teens is overlooked, understudied, and sometimes even willfully ignored. Read more

Cultivating Positive Age Beliefs

The Impact of Ageism on Our Bodies and Minds

Yale researcher Becca Levy discusses how our beliefs about aging affect our wellbeing, regardless of age. Read more

When senseless tragedy turns a child's world upside down, parents are looking for mental health support for the whole family. Read more

Point of View July 14, 2022

Author Karen Kleiman argues that postpartum distress is normal—and should be normalized more in our society. Read more

Awakening the Playful Self

A Depressed Client Rediscovers Connection

Most therapies are missing out on a fundamental tool for healing when they ignore the power of feeling playful embodiment with others. To help our clients grow... Read more

Relational EMDR Therapy

Showing Up for Our Clients

Being an expert in your method is only part of the work. Sometimes our clients need us to go beyond administering a protocol. Read more

Building Distress Tolerance

Strategies for Working with Clients with OCD

Encouraging anxious clients to face their fears is widely accepted as the gold-standard approach for treating anxiety-related disorders, including OCD. But a... Read more

Two Years In, This Therapist is Angry

Addressing the Anxiety Underneath

When the pandemic first struck, I was concerned about its impact yet able to handle the anxiety about infection pretty well. After all, managing anxiety is my... Read more

Covid Comes to Therapy

Navigating Collective Trauma

For a few years now, I’ve worked with groups around the world to address collective trauma. Our focus is usually on something that had happened elsewhere and... Read more

COVID Trauma

The Invisible Pandemic

What can we do in the face of our current crisis? There are no clear answers or easy fixes. As providers, we must endeavor to do what we teach our patients: in... Read more

Clinician's Quandary February 17, 2022

Andrew has started showing symptoms of OCD. He’s struggled with anxiety for a while, but the pandemic seems to have been a tipping point for him. His... Read more

Clinician's Quandary January 10, 2022

Is There Meaning in Loss?

Helping Our Clients and Ourselves Navigate Grief Work

Many grief specialists talk about helping clients finding meaning after loss. But often, loss feels meaningless. One therapist working with grieving clients... Read more

Point of View January 7, 2022

Burnout and the Body

Emily Nagoski on Naming the Real Enemy

Self-care has long been touted as a panacea for burnout. Emily Nagoski has a different solution. Read more

The Therapy Beat January 7, 2022

Is Meditation as Safe as We Think?

The Risks We Don’t Talk About

Meditation is generally considered one of the safest practices for our clients. But one organization says that’s not always the case. Read more

Case Study November 11, 2021

“You Have Borderline Personality Disorder”

Sharing a Difficult Diagnosis with a Client

Therapists need to consider not only what diagnosis to give, but also the pain or hardship that can result from sharing it with a client. Read more

In Consultation November 11, 2021

Healing Beyond Words

How to Bring Art into Therapy

Integrating art therapy tools into your practice doesn’t have to be complicated, nor does it require artistic skill from you or your client. Read more

The Therapy Beat November 11, 2021

Rage Rooms

Stress Relief’s New Darlings?

Are rage rooms a passing fad? Or a symptom of a larger issue? Read more

The Perpetual Student

A Trauma Treatment Journey

A long-term client leads a therapist to discover that maybe the hard way is how we learn best. Read more

Clinician's Quandary November 5, 2021

Escaping the Rut of Regret

Five Creative Approaches to Letting Go

A client has a lot of regret about past decisions he’s made, and although his therapist has talked with him about them at length, the client still can't seem... Read more

Point of View November 5, 2021

On Turning Pain into Power

An Interview with Dr. Shefali

The clinician and bestselling author discusses her new book and what it means to "alchemize" pain. Read more

To Interrupt Anxiety, Try Singing

An Interview with Margaret Wehrenberg

Over the last year and a half, therapists have been pushed to the limit listening to clients worry, ruminate, grieve, and suffer in magnified ways. And we’ve... Read more

Symposium Highlight September 24, 2021

The Physics of Vulnerability

And the Courage to Show Up

Bestselling author Brené Brown’s opening keynote address ignited the Symposium audience with its call to take risks and have the courage to be vulnerable. Read more

Family Matters September 15, 2021

Hanging Out with Dick Van Dyke

A Lesson in Stepping Up

An encounter with a superstar teaches a young woman about courage. Read more