Harper West is a licensed psychotherapist and expert in improving relationships with yourself and others through self-acceptance. She is an expert in recovery from relationships with narcissistic or abusive partners or parents. Providing relationship therapy using Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy and attachment-focused child and family therapy. Trained in both Mindful Self-Compassion and Compassion-Focused Therapy.
Peter Mayer’s song Japanese Bowl (on YouTube) explains this philosophy beautifully.
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The ability to handle shame, imperfection and failure with equanimity is self-actualization and enlightenment.
Recent Blog Posts
Review (Part 2): Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man, by Mary L. Trump, PhD
Lack of Accountability As Core of a Toxic Family System As I noted in Part 1 of this extended review, I prefer a case formulation for Donald Trump and those like him, focusing on his Other-Blamer behaviors as evidence of deep...
Review (Part 1): “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man,” by Mary L. Trump, PhD
Review: Too Much and Never Enough, by Mary L. Trump, PhD, Part 1
I am proud to announce that a Special Edition of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology has been published and I was lead editor and a contributor. The journal is titled "Addressing the Elephant in the Room: Stories of Ethical Activism in the Age of Trump." Thanks to my...