In 1965, Commander James Stockdale was flying over enemy territory when he was forced to eject from his plane. Stockdale was captured, tortured and held as a prisoner of war for seven years before his escape. How he dealt with his situation draws an inescapable conclusion regarding what it takes to survive in life when the odds are against us. [Read more…]
I appreciated your incredibly honest review of how patient privacy works. Instead of blanket statements, you explained the intricacies of the law as it affected you and your patients, and documented the steps you took to protect it. I found it quite refreshing to see somebody who is passionate about privacy.
Most people have a reservation about being diagnosed with a mental disorder, and understandably so. The problems in being identified in a world that tracks and labels everyone can directly impact our career, friends, family and our feelings of self-worth. What follows are the statements my patients have told me about their feelings on using insurance versus private pay.
Being raised in a dysfunctional family can greatly influence our behavior and feelings as adults. Understanding this fact is vital in knowing why we feel the way we do and gives us an opportunity to learn that we are not crazy. Rather, it is growing up in a crazy or dysfunctional environment which caused us to develop problematic characteristics. To recover fully so that we may have enjoyable lives, we need to understand what has happened to us and learn how to implement a practical solution towards change. [Read more…]
It’s understandably frustrating when insurance says that marital therapy is covered, but the claim comes back as denied. Here’s what you need to know. [Read more…]
These are some things that just simply prevent one’s ability to navigate therapy smoothly. When present, they can multiply one’s ability to grow and recover by a factor of five. The affect not only one’s mental health; they can amplify the symptoms you are struggling with. Without addressing these issues in parallel with the individual issues you bring to therapy, progress can be left at a standstill. [Read more…]