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Why Mid-Life Crisis Happens

A bad outcome of a mid-life crisis tosses people into counseling. They report that the person they knew became entirely different over night.  It is almost cliché that with a mid-life crisis comes the impractical sports car, the extramarital affair, late nights at bars,...
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Why Some People Feel Inferior

“I never do anything right.”  While this is an overgeneralization with evidence to the contrary, some people actually believe they can’t to do anything right.  Perhaps you have a client like this.  It is unproductive to argue the specific points of the matter with them because no...
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Addiction

The Power of Family to Improve Outcomes

A great irony exists in the addiction treatment field: families of clients, who are often the most compliant and empowered entity in the recovery process are the most underserved. Understanding the benefits of maintaining contact with the family system and why its ongoing participation...
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ADHD/ADD

Evidence-based treatment for ADHD

ADHD affects many children. ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, can have a detrimental affect on a child’s performance in many areas including with his grades, his behavior in the classroom, relationships with others, self-regulation, daily life skills, and much more. Within the scientific...
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How Narcissists Use Money to Abuse

“Money is a mechanism for control,” David Korten, a former Harvard Business School professor states. And narcissists know this all too well. Even a little bit of money gives a narcissist a sense of power and domination over others. It starts off small with...
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Exhaustion

What Causes Exhaustion?

For many clients, the physical manifestation of exhaustion is a symptom of deeper psychological issues. They may report feeling tired, overwhelmed, anxious, or even depressed. On the surface, they may have too many activities, feel responsible for others, reject setting boundaries, strive to look perfect,...
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Business Advice for Therapists

8 Ways to Protect Your License & Practice

Editor’s note: Dr. Ofer Zur runs a great online institute — named, appropriately enough, The Zur Institute — that offers 175 online courses for mental health professionals. This great article appeared in one of his recent newsletters. If you’re not subscribed to his newsletter,...
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