Beyond Cancer

A Story of Resilience, Growth, and Mental Health

A therapist reflects on her cancer journey and what her diagnosis meant for not only the rest of her life but also her mental health. Read more

A Therapist Confronts Cancer

Finding a Way through the Abyss

No one can prevent the horrors of cancer, but processing this particular experience of loss with a therapist who's been through it may stave off the trauma of... Read more

Borrowed Tears

A Therapist Reclaims His Buried Past—and Upends His Practice

When a therapist finally confronts his tendency to dissociate, his work takes a life-changing turn. Read more

Loving Ourselves Into Safety

Resilience and Strength in Perilous Times

A cancer diagnosis, while devastating, can be a powerful teacher. Through the fear and anxiety, we can discover how to reliably calm ourselves and ask for... Read more

Coping with Cancer

And How to Regulate Emotions After a Diagnosis
Elizabeth Cohn Stuntz and Marsha M. Linehan

Although you can’t change unpredictable and uncontrollable situations, you can change how you respond. You can regain a sense of control and emotional... Read more

Turning Points in Our Therapy Careers

Becoming the Change We Want to See
Psychotherapy Networker

What is a turning point, exactly? And how do you know when you've reached one in your career as a therapist? Whether it's a devastating illness, or a few... Read more

Welcome to Holland

When Life Takes a Detour

What do you do when your life’s expectations get turned upside down? Read more

Symposium Highlight June 20, 2018

VIDEO: David Kessler on Coming to Terms with the End

A Special Storytelling Piece from Our 2018 Symposium

When our clients are facing their own mortality, how can we guide them in a way that's both compassionate and realistic? In the following video, therapist... Read more

The Therapeutic Relationship, Revisited

A Man Discovers a Safe Guide, and a Real Person, in His New Therapist
Stephen Lyons

By Stephen Lyons - My work with Sara began in an uninspiring, windowless, downtown suite that she shared with another therapist. But before long, my therapy... Read more

Helping Therapy Clients Cope with the Reality of Death

Clinical Wisdom to Combat Fear, Anxiety, and Grief at the End of Life

For 17 years, managing responses to death has become part of my work, whether originally my intention or not. I’ve aspired to helping families hang tough... Read more

Teaching Neuroscience to Our Clients

How One Client Effectively Applied Dan Siegel’s Neurobiology Lesson

Psychotherapy Networker Founder Rich Simon listens to Dan Siegel about neuron "sponges," empathy, and how it all impacts depression. Read more

Open Book March 1, 2011

The Specter of the Big "C"

A Modern Look at an Age-Old Malady

A modern look at cancer treatment through the ages. Read more

Family Matters January 1, 2008

Run with It!

Redefining the Comfort Zone After Cancer

A woman recovering from cancer develops a new sense of her body and her comfort zone. Read more


Coming Face-to-Face with the Unimaginable

Despite everything I had no choice about, I did have one fundamental choice to make: my choice of a "stance" toward life. Would I find joy in the options that... Read more