Harper West is a licensed psychotherapist and expert in improving relationships with yourself and others through self-acceptance. Contributing author of #1 Amazon and #4 New York Times bestselling “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump,” and award-winning “Pack Leader Psychology.” Expert in recovery from relationships with narcissistic or abusive partners or parents. Providing relationship therapy using Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, child and family therapy, Mindful Self-compassion training, and assertiveness training.
Peter Mayer’s song Japanese Bowl (on YouTube) explains this philosophy beautifully.
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Do you want to feel more calm, contented and fulfilled? Be truly self-confident? Learn how achieving self-acceptance permanently frees the mind from low self-worth and self-blaming thoughts that lie at the heart of many experiences with anxiety, depression, relationship problems, and other struggles.
What emotion is most harmful to relationships? The answer may surprise you. Read a real life example of a rocky marriage and learn the root cause of most relationship difficulties, including high-conflict marriages and family relationships, domestic violence, abusive parenting, substance abuse and more.
Why are normal human reactions — fear, shame, self-criticism — incorrectly labeled as “mental disorders?” The “disease” model promoted by pharmaceutical manufacturers and our mental health system discourages people from seeking therapy that can lead to solutions to anxiety, depression and more.
A New York Times Magazine cover article explores why more teens are suffering from anxiety. My first complaint is that this article buys into the myth that anxiety is an inherited or biologically based "disease," when that is not true. Anxiety is merely fear, a normal...read more
A recent Washington Post exclusive outlines the ways Donald Trump has denied Russian interference in the 2016 election. His family and staff have tried to get him to acknowledge the facts on the situation, but he refuses. The article states about a discussion...read more
Heather T. Forbes, LCSW, is an expert on healthy parenting, especially after adoption or trauma, and is author of Beyond Consequences, Logic & Control: Volume 1 & Volume 2, Dare to Love, and Help for Billy. I have shared her articles before, on Love-Based...read more
I have blogged about helicopter parenting previously and continue to work with many young children and adolescents who exhibit fearful behavior that is hindering their social, emotional, and intellectual development. I often tell parents that their fears and...read more