Autism Due to Over-use of Electronics?

I am sharing a blog from Mad in America that offers intriguing insight and research on possible causes of autism being linked to use of electronic screens. Statistics show an exponential increase in the incidence of autism, now called autistic spectrum disorder (ASD),...

Perfectionism is Healed by Self-Acceptance

Perfectionism is a common problem and is directly related to feelings of low self-worth or lack of self-acceptance. This article is a very nice summary of how perfectionism arises due to a lack of secure attachment to a parent. What follows is a striving to "fix" the...

“ADHD” is Not a Disease

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...

How to Be Your Own Therapist

Psychotherapy can be an extremely helpful way to improve yourself and your relationships. However, I like to caution that coming to regular therapy sessions is just a PART of the healing process. If you are going into therapy you can make the most of the process by...

Spanking is Trauma, Study Finds

Spanking has been considered inappropriate parenting for many years, because it  is known to be related to poor health, social, behavioural, and development outcomes. But now a new study has found that it can be considered a trauma. Trauma is one of the Five Causative...

Announcing New Book on the Dangers of Donald Trump

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.