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© 2013-2020 by Jesse Whittle-Utter


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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...

January 31, 2014

I think a lot about the Oakland Therapy Mill Valley Therapist Counseling Counselor Coaching Blog Psychology Happiness Positive Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender LGBT Mental Health Wellnessphrase "the pursuit of happiness", emblazoned in the U.S. Declaration of Independence. Of course, everyone wants to feel happy, and thus everyone "pursues" it -- as if happiness were something that runs from us. Our culture tells us to believe t...

January 12, 2014

America has a productivity problem, and it isn't that we aren't working enough. In fact, the opposite tends to be true: Americans work more hours than most industrialized countries (although that is beginning to shift). 


A new study sheds light on an unexpected reason...

October 21, 2013

Nevermind that its logo looks like serial killer in a hockey mask—Grindr is harmless and fun, right?

I have given a lot of thought to that question over the years as Grindr (along with its competitors Scruff, GROWLr, Recon, and Jack'D) has come into near-universal use a...

August 1, 2013

The following is a  fabulous guest post by Jonathan Whittle-Utter.  Jonathan, a practicing massage therapist, yoga teacher and somatic healer, is completing a Somatic Psychology PhD program at Pacifica Graduate Institute.  

Wingnut fundamentalist Pat Robertson...

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What Happened To Our Shared Understanding of Mental Health? Thoughts From a Preeminent Psychologist – Part I

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