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Are you looking for 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 am a psychotherapist with a twenty-five year career in mental health and an award-winning author.  When things like complex and generational trauma are behind your suffering there may be an array of syndromes to be uncovered. 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.

Healers, Imposing Your Reality on People Who Experience Psychosis is Part of the Problem!

Therapists and peer supporters learn not to impose their beliefs on the people they help as part of their cultural competence training. Why, then, do so many people who suffer from psychosis flagrantly have beliefs imposed on them in treatment? A huge part of knowing how to provide treatment that does not impose beliefs involves […]

Male Love Unleashed

That a love could be totally true Was a repressed concept within me When apathy was what my heart knew. Many infatuations did ensue Until the painful day came to be When apathy was what my heart knew. I had come to scorn the romantic who Passionately from their heart did believe That a love […]

Initial Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE      Outskirts Press Releases New Memoir About Surviving a Diagnosis of Schizophrenia: Fighting for Freedom in America by Clyde Dee   In the frontiers of America’s mental health institutions, fighting for freedom can become very personal. September 24, 2015 – Denver, CO and Oakland, CA – In Fighting for Freedom in America, released […]