find a therapist

How to find a therapist that can help you – ‘the relationship’s the thing’

This blog post is dedicated to letting you know what research says is most helpful in psychotherapy.  I hope that after reading this you feel more informed about what characteristics to look for as you try to find a therapist. More than sixty years of research has determined that therapy works.  People who undergo some form of psychotherapy are better off than about …

relational trauma

Don’t Minimize Your Trauma

As an undergraduate, I took a course on African-American Psychology and my professor, Howard C. Stevenson always ended each class with a touching aphorism.  The one that remains with me to this day is “Don’t minimize your trauma”.  This phrase is especially relevant for racial minorities in a society that privileges whiteness while simultaneously denying the existence of that privileged status.  …