Tag: therapy

What Is Psychodynamic Psychotherapy? How Does It Help You In The Present? Help From A Raleigh Therapist

Psychodynamic psychotherapy addresses the conscious as well as the unconscious roots of emotional pain. What is the unconscious and how does it affect the present?  Let’s begin with how feelings become unconscious- You have to give credit to the brilliance of our psychological mind. It operates much like our physical body in response to pain. […]

6 Things You Can Say Instead of Giving Advice – Help From a Raleigh Therapist

You know the feeling. You are just itching to give advice, but you can sense it isn’t the best thing to do.  Does your daughter really want your advice or so they just want to be heard? You’ve noticed:   Your advice always seems to fall on deaf ears. Or worse, your daughter appears to […]

The Truly Impossible Difficult Narcissistic Mother: Help From a Raleigh Therapist

Do you have a truly impossible narcissistic mother? The narcissistic mother wrote the book on sending mixed messages. Saying one thing and meaning another is like breathing for her. Exclaiming, that she loves you without bounds one minute and then criticizing every move you make the next is crazy making for sure. What do you […]

If It’s Not One Thing It’s Your Mother : Mother/Daughter Relationship Problems- Help From a Raleigh Therapist

Mother/Daughter Relationship Problems The lie that drove everything. Despite advances in women’s lives, your mother was lied to by her culture. The lie was that women are not worthy. Your mother learned from living in a patriarchal culture that she was not good enough and her female power was dangerous. Men throughout the ages have […]

Do You Need A Therapist Or A Coach?- Help From a Raleigh Therapist

Do You Need A Therapist Or A Coach You have been in therapy before and know you have issues. Not exactly messed up, but let’s just say you are on a first name basis with words like depression and anxiety. Your next of kin could be described as narcissistic, abusive or some other variety of […]

Relationship Counseling- Help From a Raleigh Therapist

When Trying To Have A Relationship Gets In The Way Of Relating. Are you trying too hard? “I don’t want to come across as a bitch but I sure as hell don’t want to come across as a doormat!” I hear woman after woman moan on my therapy couch. So many women struggle with this issue. “If […]

Mother/ Daughter Relationship Issues – The Delicate Dance From Dependence To Independence

( mother/daughter relationship issues) Let’s face it, mothers and daughters have a history. Is it any wonder they have issues? No other relationship is tasked with wrestling the competing urges of dependence and independence right from the get-go. From labor’s first contractions, mothers are both holding on to and letting go of their children. Let’s first […]

Treatment for Depression – Help From a Raleigh Therapist

( Treatment for depression- help from a Raleigh therapist) First, let’s look at how depression feels? That heavy wet blanket feeling… leaving you sad, lifeless and uninterested in anything. And, major depression can make you feel emptied out or gutted like a fish. Or, aggravated depression leaves you agitated and irritated at everyone and everything. One […]

Parenting Your Child After A Divorce- Help From a Raleigh Therapist

Help For Parenting Children Your Child After A Divorce- Help From A Raleigh Therapist You are hurt by the emotional upheaval of divorce and now want more than anything to spare your children. They are hurting and you want to make sure that they are going to be okay. You may feel swamped with guilt […]

“Was I Sexually Abused And How Can Counseling Help ?” Help From A Raleigh Therapist

( “Was I Sexually Abused And How Can Counseling Help ?” Help From A Raleigh Therapist ) In my 30 plus years of conducting psychotherapy, I am asked more times than you might imagine, “ I think I might have been sexually abused, how can I know for sure?” I take that question seriously, very seriously. […]

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