A Reimbursement Dream Realized

With New Law, 33 Years of Advocacy Finally Pays Off

The passage of the Mental Health Access Improvement Act—the product of more than three decades of advocacy—is a historic moment that removes a significant... Read more

Clinician's Quandary March 7, 2022

Is There Meaning in Loss? (Part 2)

Four More Therapists Weigh In

Our last Clinician’s Quandary on helping clients—and ourselves—navigate grief work received an overwhelming number of responses. So many, in fact, that... 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

Should Therapists Go Back to an Office?

Deepening Our Work “Off Stage”

Seeing clients through the COVID-19 crisis has shown us not only that psychotherapy can be effective outside the traditional frame—complete with an office... Read more

Love After Lockdown

What Follows Togetherness Overload

For some couples, staying home together during COVID improved their sex lives. But many have reported the opposite experience. Now that re-entry is here, what... Read more

When you do the work that we do, it’s important to find ways to take care of yourself. You can’t always carve out lots of time to devote to self-care, but... Read more

Sex Post-Covid

Healing the Rifts

Lockdown provoked a wide range of emotions among partnered people, including an increase in anxiety, fear, loneliness, boredom and frustration. It’s been... Read more

The Year of Canceled Plans

Coping with Loss as Disappointment

As all of us in the United States move into the coming months, a full year into COVID life, our personal losses will come into focus. If we don’t process... Read more

Families Under Pressure

Helping Relieve Today’s Parents & Kids

The pandemic has created an emotional petri dish for kids and parents who are stuck in place, terribly stressed, and feeling alone. How are families supposed... Read more

A Turning Point for Caregivers

Discussing the Hidden Impacts of the Pandemic

Our current caregiving crisis is a societal failure, not the result of one family’s shortcomings. Read more

The overwhelming shift to teletherapy this year represents the first wave of a sea change in the field of therapy—nothing less. We’ll need to marshal all... Read more

The Therapy Beat November 3, 2020

The pandemic continues to strain small addiction clinics and their struggling clients. Read more

Nine Simple Interventions for Depression

During COVID-19 and All Challenging Times

During COVID-19 and all challenging times, these simple sensorimotor interventions for depression can be easily adapted for teletherapy. Read more

Some Days Are Too Much

A Therapist Gets Real about Families Struggling to Cope in Quarantine

Some clients in quarantine with their families report a constant feeling of being out of control. That danger lurks around the corner of every family... Read more

Isolation and Self-Care

Singing from the Balconies

Even in a restrictive time like this, when so many of us are divorced from the ordinary structures of our lives, there are practical things we can do to... Read more

Couples Under Quarantine

Business as Usual?

Differences in how couples handle this situation can be a real bone of contention, but sometimes using humor, especially dark humor, gives us some sense of... Read more

The Viral Wake-up Call

Questioning Core Beliefs

Amid the pandemic, the pain and vulnerability of the majority of Americans, who live on the financial edge and can’t afford a crisis like this, are glaringly... Read more

Symposium Highlight April 29, 2020

The covid-19 pandemic is causing almost everyone anxiety. But for therapy clients who were already anxious, it's making symptoms much worse. Therapist and... Read more