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Dissociative Disorders Treatment

If you are interested in this topic, you can find a lot more that I write about regarding dissociative disorders on the international blog, Quora. It is a very controversial topic that has the mental health community divided. As more than 50% of therapists,...

Why veterans miss war.

Civilians don’t miss war. But soldiers often do. Journalist Sebastian Junger shares his experience embedded with American soldiers at Restrepo, an outpost in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley that saw heavy combat. Giving a look at the “altered state of mind” that comes with war, he shows how combat gives soldiers an intense experience of connection. In the end, could it actually be “the opposite of war” that soldiers miss?


How do I keep getting into these situations? Boundaries is a term that refers to the limits of our sense of self. It’s a way of speaking and interacting with others that keeps us safe and feeling comfortable with ourselves and others. Boundaries is not about physical...

Ego, Essence and Personality

Many people come to therapy looking for something... and they are usually they are looking for relief from their suffering.  It could be grief over the loss of a parent, panic attacks arising from a recent or long ago trauma, or feeling stuck in life.  About 2500...

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