Licensed psychotherapist in Clarkston, Michigan, helping clients experiencing Anxiety, Depression, Bi‑Polar Disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Also providing Relationship Therapy, Child and Family Therapy, Mindfulness Meditation Training, Assertiveness Training, Anger Management and Domestic Violence Interventions.
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.
Harper West, psychotherapist, is one of the authors of a forthcoming book “Not Normal: Toxic Leadership, Mental Illness, and Dangerous Times,” exploring the ethical issues of whether mental health professionals have a “duty to warn” about dangerous emotional instability in a leader.read more
"Listen to yourself; don't talk to yourself." I heard this excellent advice from an Iraq veteran being interviewed on NPR today. Regrettably, I did not hear the start of the interview, so I did not get his name. Love this wisdom, whoever this young philosopher is. I...read more
This excellent infographic addresses the very real epidemic of helicopter parenting. I see this regularly in therapy sessions with children, especially teens and young adults. They often arrive with "depression" or over-regulated emotions, a lack of emotional...read more
As a psychotherapist, I watched in dismay as Donald Trump won the presidential election. His psychological problems seemed so obvious. His flagrant insecurity was exposed with each bragging Tweet, his rampant sociopathic bullying was on view at every rally, and his...read more