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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.

A Cowboy Y Whoop

dedicated to the X generation Can your phone number really resuscitate His junkyard of childhood squalor? Clamped to excess his hand pleads for more, Probes darkness like a Buddha incarnate, Clutches for survival, squeezes his mate! And still the sponge holds water, ever more! As his orange does citrus, opens the sore! Loss of past […]

The Male Heart

In the company of his own fellowship A coldness impales the male persona As he stands in a barren winter field Where the rapidly shifting wind throws his Chilled stiff body into nothingness. He stands trying to conceal his shiver. Above the infinite eye of the night Glares down upon the stupid smallness Of his […]

Stigma

Jargonizing the Stigma Concept: Stigma is a mysterious external process that becomes internal that all message receivers face. Though stigma works in many different ways, I think it is particularly astounding and deceptive that it is not considered part of the definition of all forms of schizophrenia disorders. In my mind including it in the […]

The Average, One-Lining, Love-Liable Narrator

When I profess to love you forever, You should know, cause I already told you That I’m lying—that my love is for never. Now I can see that your attractive look Diminishes as time passes on, first Impressions of your beauty, I know I mistook Because now your pimple skin has pus; Now you hobble, […]