Mental Health

Lessons in Time Management

Written by on January 28, 2014 in Mental Health, Skills for Embodied Living with 1 Comment

Like many people, I have a list of daily self-care rituals that I strive to maintain – meditation, exercise, preparing good food for the day… I figure, if I’m going to help people take better care of themselves, I also need to be a model for that kind of self-love. Lately, however, I’ve been noticing […]

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Monogamy vs. Polyamory?

I just finished reading a recent blog post by Sue Johnson, the founder of Emotionally-Focused Couple’s Therapy, entitled “Is Monogamy Just a Myth or Is It Possible?”  Despite being shocked by the question (is she really questioning whether monogamy is possible?), I was intrigued to see where she would go with it because I am […]

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Beyond Culturally Competent Therapy

Written by on September 28, 2011 in Cultural Studies, Mental Health, Psychotherapy with 6 Comments

With the “Occupy” movement in full swing, I’ve had the opportunity to engage in multiple conversations about privilege and identity politics, and their impact on both grassroots political organizing and my work as a therapist.  These conversations keep bringing me around to the question, what does it mean to be a culturally competent, socially-engaged therapist. […]

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