Category Archives: Ch 1 – The Meltdown (Excerpts)

Psychotherapy for Depression

There are many different approaches to treat depression with psychotherapy. I, of course, have my own thoughts about what works best. But first I need to outline three of the most common psychotherapy approaches: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy – Focuses on identifying … Continue reading


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“Are You Going to Ditch Me Now?”

  As a therapist to adult outpatients, often with significant and chronic symptoms, I did not make it a practice to visit clients in the hospital.  I always wanted them to know I was not the only person who could … Continue reading

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The Phone Call that Changed Everything

The story begins with a phone call one day from Robin.  She and I had been working together in therapy for almost ten years at that point.  She had almost never called me between sessions during that ten year period, … Continue reading

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