It matters that people have a way to use the latest findings in psychology beyond buying a pill for depression. It matters that people have a way of looking at their lives that lets them ask the big questions and determine how they want to live – and that this is supported by therapists and mental health professionals.

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Carl Jung brought into our consciousness the archetype of the shadow.  He consistently warned us of the dangers of not integrating our shadow.  Consider the following two quotes: Taking it in its deepest sense, the shadow is the invisible saurian tail that man still drags behind him. Carefully amputated, it becomes the healing serpent of...
Recovery is: “A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.” This is the new working definition of recovery that was co-created by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the public in a recent...
It is drummed into us beginning in grade school, that famous line from the Declaration of Independence, the document that started the bloody revolution that is America: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable right.  Our patients have heard this...
What is the link between existentialism and a manual that gives most people on the planet their mental health diagnoses? From Major Depressive Disorder, to ADHD, to Asperger’s Syndrome, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is the book in which psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health professionals find the...
"I believe that the key to creating society that is nourishing, empowering and healing for everyone lies in how we relate to one another." -- Martin Buber, an Austrian born Jewish philosopher I came across his work early in my studies of existentialism and existential psychology. Buber’s philosophy was genuine and showed his...

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