Couple with one-hour-per-week therapist

The One-Hour-Per-Week Therapy Session

Therapy has become almost commonplace in the modern era, at least throughout the developed world. As therapy has become run-of-the-mill, the one-hour-per-week therapy session has become standard along with it. Given the dominance of the one-hour weekly session, it is somewhat surprising that there is so little in the way of actual scientific basis for…

Man going through cognitive behavioral therapy

Understanding Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – Part 2

[Read Part 1 here] Uses for CBT For many years, CBT was used primarily to treat anxiety disorders and depression. However, over the years it has gained recognition as an effective therapy for a vast array of other psychiatric disorders. It’s also an effective treatment for emotional, interpersonal, and life challenges that many people encounter…

Woman in need of cognitive behavioral therapy

Understanding Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – Part 1

Many people have the false impression that psychotherapy always involves years of tedious exploration of the subconscious mind in order to get to the root of whatever ails them. In the movie Pretty Woman, Richard Gere’s character somewhat jokingly alludes to this tedious process when he recalls how it took him 10 years of therapy…

woman receiving neurofeedback for addiction treatment

Neurofeedback for Addiction Treatment

New treatment techniques that can help those who struggle with substance abuse are always welcome news to those impacted by addiction. One of the most exciting developments in addiction treatment is neurofeeedback therapy. Based on biofeedback, which has been in use for decades, this therapy has been shown to help people with post-traumatic stress disorder,…

man sitting on couch in therapy

Five Obstacles to Effective Therapy

Whether you have a serious psychiatric disorder, such as major depression or OCD, or are struggling with a major life issue, such as going through a painful divorce, therapy can be highly effective and very beneficial. It can also be a waste of valuable time and money. So what makes the difference between effective therapy…

Yoga sitting pose for recovery in the grass

Agnostics Can March to Their Own 12 Steps

 “…God seems to have a kind of laid-back management style I’m not crazy about.” – David Foster Wallace, from “Infinite Jest” The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life released survey results in late 2012 that caused a stir. The results indicated continued growth in the number of Americans who mark “none” on surveys asking…

Group Therapy in Drug Rehab

Drug or alcohol addiction almost always leads a person into isolation. Isolation from a healthy community brings its own mental health problems. Given that the substance-addicted person is living this sort of detached existence, it ought not to be so surprising that re-connecting them to a group or community will help address several important issues…