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 mental health professionals have a “duty to warn” about President Trump’s unstable behavior? Psychotherapist Harper West speaks out on her belief that just as psychologists would protect an abused person from further harm, we must speak out to protect the country against Trump.read more
I just spent the last therapy session educating a parent that "ADHD" is not a medical illness or brain defect. And then this article shows up confirming all of what I had told her. I would add that problems paying attention or sitting still are merely elevated...read more
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