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Welcome! You’ve discovered the author and psychotherapy website of Tim Dreby. I yearn to change the way experiences associated with psychosis are greeted in the clinics, the public and in your consciousness. Thank you for checking in. Whatever challenges you might be facing, I think you will find things in my writings and my work that will help you on your journey.

In psychotherapy, I offer innovative solutions for complex challenges. Perhaps you have reached out for help and got burned. Maybe it seems like there is no safe place to talk about your problems. Or maybe it’s just you are trying to help a family member but just don’t know what to do. When there is no simple answer for anxiety, depression, social exclusion, abuse, emotional pain or addictive behavior, perhaps it is time to go a little deeper.

I have a twenty-five year career in the mental health system and am an award-winning author. I’ve learned things from books, but at this time in my life, I tend to veer towards stories, experience, and my connection with the universe. When things like complex and generational trauma are behind your suffering there may be an array of syndromes to be explored. These may include not only learning and interpersonal challenges, but also dissociation, psychosis or hearing voices. It can be good to work with someone who is fully vested and knowledgeable about these challenges!

Whether you are seeking my therapy services, my training for professionals, or just looking for a good read, congratulations! Reaching out for help is an exceedingly humble thing to do. You are not nearly as alone as you may think.  Simple acceptance is often the first step towards transforming your life.

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Across Diagnostic Categories!
Whether you are a sufferer, survivor, provider or loved one, I am almost certain that when we look across diagnostic categories that more people relate to these experiences than you think!

What Will People Think?
When a person first experiences a psychosis or special message emergency, many think a threshold has been crossed from which there is no going back. Often, associates presume the worst possible outcome and go on with their lives as if the sufferer no longer exists.

Treatment?
Often, the focus of treatment is overly protective reality checks and behavioral control. Many experts do not know what to do and utilize an institutional system that does not work and can make things worse. They may vastly underestimate what the sufferer can learn and accomplish.

Reflections of a Bachelor

It offered stillness To a world That was so active Twirling tearfully Like numb-chucking Buzzards overwhelming Peripheral horizons; Its peace prevailed In the dim after hours: Dish rack in disciplined order, scant suds Loitering around the drain, counter Clear except for an occasional dish rag Somehow charismatic in its grunge. A few hours earlier Rustle […]

Speaking Event, May 1

I will be presenting a workshop at the annual California Association of Social Rehabilitation Agencies. This will be the first part of my six hour training that can be downloaded here: Training Powerpoint. CASRA is an important local resource that has supported me over the years.  Click to view  2019 Flyer

A Vacation Day for a Schizophrenic:

Fifteen years ago, I remember hearing a psychiatrist who had just been away for two weeks say, “There is no such thing as a vacation when you are schizophrenic!” As an unlicensed professional vying to get a staff position on the unit, I had carefully avoided rolling my eyes. I had politely nodded my head […]

2016 Human Relations Indie Book Awards

Winner of four categories!!!  Director’s Choice Award for Outstanding Human Relations Life Adjustment Indie Book. Gold Winner, Inspirational Human Relations Indie Book Silver Winner Problem Solving Human Relations Indie Book Bronze Winner,  Self Reflection/Memoir Human Relations Indie Book https://www.onlineprnews.com/news/790392-1481400543-memoir-on-schizophrenia-wins-big-in-human-relations-indie-book-award.html http://humanrelationsindiebookawards.com/book-categories-and-results.php

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