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August 26, 2015


Online therapy seems to be everywhere these days – in our Google search results, news feeds, on the lips of our friends and colleagues. An ever-growing number of companies are marketing platforms that connect potential therapy consumers to qualified clinicians in thei...

Being a teenager is hard, and probably always has been. It is a time when you leave the warmth, security and comfort of childhood—and the simplicity of its relationships—and are suddenly thrust into a cruel world of overwhelming expectations, unrelenting insecurity, ho...

"Mindfulness” is the latest buzzword in mental health and wellness circles, and is rapidly gaining ground in business environments as well.  I have noticed that the term is used so ubiquitously and indiscriminately these days that some people may not know what it means...


Happy Pride Recovery Week!


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I happily join millions of Americans this week in celebrating the historic civil rights decision by the Supreme Court that recognizes same-sex couples’ constitutional right to marry.  This battle has been hard-fought and has taken far too lo...

Are you a regular guy having trouble connecting to gay community? The trouble is not within you - it's due to the unfortunate fact that the gay community doesn't exist. At least, not in the way you think it does.



The term gay community  arose as a political term...

It is common knowledge among psychotherapists and researchers that the areas of highest conflict in couples are money, division of labor, and sex. I’d like to write some thoughts about sex in relationships because it has been arising as a frequent topic of conversation...

Most relationships begin with abundant sparkle: the connection is electric, the laughter deep, the sex fantastic and plentiful. In the beginning stages, both partners on their best behavior -- and it seems unfathomable that you might ever be irritated, hurt, disappoint...

May 19, 2015

When I was doing research for my graduate thesis, I came across a fascinating and--for its time--radical theory that homophobia, rather than homosexuality, better fits the criteria for a "mental illness." The proponent of this  notion was a psychologist, George Weinber...



We all know that our bodies have the amazing capacity to repair themselves naturally, given the appropriate conditions. The body has a deep, ancient, instinctual knowledge of how to heal its wounds. What if the mind, or psyche, had a similar ability?


Psychological he...

March 20, 2014

Hi All,


I received a thoughtful and astute response to my guest blog post from last year, "American Genders: Transgender and Two-Spirit" by Jonathan Whittle-Utter.


In the interest of illuminating different perspectives on the current cultural discussion about transgend...

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