therapy

Benevolent Therapist Traumatized By “Dowdy Patient,” Internet Displeased

Here is a tale as old as time, from the pages of the New York Times.  A mid-thirtes woman is in therapy. She is in therapy to discuss a variety of…

Megan Reynolds |

Make It Stop: “My Self-Absorbed Friend Treats Me Like Her Therapist”

She goes on and on and on and on…

Anna Goldfarb |

Indulgence As Self-Care: Our Vice, Our Therapy

My parents have a story about me they like to tell. When I was in third grade my mom picked me up from school on a beautiful spring day, and…

Jaya Saxena |

Your Complete Guide To Caring For Your Feet

Before I started marathon training, I almost never thought about my feet. Why would I, right? They’re all the way down there, on the ground. Never mind the fact that…

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

Dater X: Jumping Head First Into Head-Shrinking

I’m happy to report that I went to my first successful therapy session this week. When I walked into Lauren’s cozy New York City office, I felt immediately at home.

Dater X 2.0 |

Dater X: A Penny For Your Thoughts

It’s been a few years since I’ve seen a therapist, but with the new year comes new self-discovery. Just last week, I bit my ring fingernail down to a three-centimeter…

Dater X 2.0 |

Frisky Rant: There’s A Difference Between Being Critical And Being “Too Angry” — Trust Me, I Know

Some of the feedback I get online is that I’m “too angry.” When people tell me I’m “too angry” in my writing, my immediate thought is somewhere along the lines…

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

Head Shrinking: On The Couch With 8 Reality TV Therapists

I am therapy’s biggest champion. I’ve been seeing my therapist for … oh, nine years now? Dr. A is my longest term relationship, outside of my family. I credit her…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

6 Art Exercises To Help Boost Self-Esteem (From A Professional Art Therapist)

Every day, we’re bombarded with so many ideas about who we should be and how to look and act that we often lose sight of who we truly are. We…

Katie Oldenburg |

In Memory Of My Therapist

On Saturday night, I learned that someone very important to me died last week. Deb Powell Simons was my therapist throughout my teen years and early 20s. I had known…

Jessica Wakeman |

Patrick, The Antisocial Gorilla, Sent To Therapy

Patrick, a 430-pound gorilla, is being shipped off from the Dallas Zoo because he is in dire need of therapy. Because of his inability to get along with the other…

Ami Angelowicz |

Model Says Working In The Industry Gave Her PTSD

Soldiers returning from combat get diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. So do people who live in violent war zones. And, apparently, models. At least according to former model Jennifer Sky,…

Julie Gerstein |

5 Stages Your Therapist Goes Through After You Quit Her Services (In GIFs!)

Therapy has done me good. Off and on ever since I was 14, I’ve seen a couple therapists for a couple of years at a time each. They’ve helped me through…

Jessica Wakeman |

Jennifer Aniston Would Tell Her Thirty-Year-Old Self To Get Her Ass To Therapy

“Go to therapy. Clean up all of the shit. Clean up all of the toxins and the noise. Understand who you are. Educate yourself on the self. You can undo…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger |

12 Things Your Therapist Says And What It Really Means

“What do YOU think?” That’s the number one phrase I hear in therapy over and over — usually because I’m asking my therapist for her opinion about some shit that…

Jessica Wakeman |

Blogger Allie Of Hyperbole & A Half Finds The Funny Moments In The Darkest Depression

If you’ve ever been depressed or if you’re currently depressed or are wondering if you’re possibly depressed, walk — no run! — to the blog Hyperbole & A Half, where…

Julie Gerstein |

John Wilson Teaches Cancer Survivors To “Always Keep Pedaling”

Fighting cancer is difficult for anyone, but especially for people who lead particularly active lives before their diagnoses. John Wilson was an avid hiker, biker and basketball player before being…

Julie Gerstein |

Girl Talk: On The Importance Of Being Alone

I work from home, so I spend a lot of time alone. Eight hours a day, actually, and often more than that. I miss having coworkers (especially because my Frisky…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger |

Debate This: Would You Let Your Therapist Set You Up?

In this weekend’s New York Times, clinical psychiatrist Richard A. Friedman grapples with the question: should therapists play matchmaker for their patients? The answer he arrives at is no: “Looking…

Ami Angelowicz |

Girl Talk: I Have No Patience For Complainers

I consider myself a fairly patient person. I grew up in a house with four siblings and three pets—I can put up with a lot. But if you want to…

Emma Sarran |
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