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Emotional Sobriety- Some Historical Background from Alcoholics Anonymous

I do a lot of counseling with members of Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon, Narcotics Anonymous, Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous and other 12-step fellowships who talk in terms of addiction, recovery, and sobriety.  I often refer to the term ’emotional sobriety’ in psychotherapy. Abstinence from alcohol, drugs, and addictive behavior helps a lot but it is not enough. For deep […]

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Turning the Mind – from Marsha Linehan

((This is an excerpt from a mindfulness retreat given by Marsha Linehan. It is published on her website. I did not create this nor did I edit it. I highly recommend Marsha’s work for anyone who is interested in studying DBT or Borderline Personality Disorder. Visit her website at  http://behavioraltech.org/index.cfm for more info)) The very interesting […]

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Why I do what I do…

Now and then people ask me: “How can you sit there and listen to other people’s problems day after day?” Sometimes I get a reminder of why I do what I do. Here’s one that came in recently via Facebook: Hello from one of your sicker former patients! Life is good in (a state), I […]

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One size of psychotherapy cannot fit all

My clients are sometimes unsure about exactly what sort of things will happen in psychotherapy and precisely how long it will take. I honestly cannot answer that question for you quickly. We will have to invest some time together because one size of psychotherapy does not fit all. However, here’s The Big Picture about what […]

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Reading Material – Finding Your Own North Star by Martha Beck

Here’s a good book– Finding Your Own North Star by Martha Beck.  It hsa been around for a few years but it is definitely worth a read if you have not read it yet. If you read it and your life did not change for the better, read it again- this time, do the exercises. […]

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