Freud was reportedly asked about the definition of psychological health. His reported response was for a person to be able to love and to work. Some authors state this was more or less a throw away answer. However, Freud worked with enough patients to know what he was talking about. Let’s explore this a bit. […]
There are many consequences of being the child of a narcissistic parent which might be surprising. Some of these include anxiety, people pleasing, resentment and a sense of aloneness.
An entire school of family therapy has arisen out of the work of Monica McGoldrick and Betty Carter, who introduced the concept of the family life cycle. The basic premise is that in every culture and sub-culture there are normative stages of development through which a family and its members travel. Each new phase has
Perhaps surprisingly, the first few years after college can bring new sources of stress and new challenges. This surprise adds to the difficult nature of these years.
Pixar’s new film “Inside Out” seems to be creating quite the stir in the therapy community. Most clinicians in our field tend to agree that the movie provides very accurate and useful information about emotions in a way that is accessible and entertaining. It tells the story of a young girl, Riley, and the characters
As we are approaching the season for graduations, there are many reasons to pause for reflection. Typically, milestones such as graduation, certain birthdays (18, 21, 30, 40, 50, etc. ), life events (birth of a sibling, the birth of a child, marriage or partnership commitment, illness, divorce, etc.) and other life transitions are all causes