Tag Archives: psychotherapy Towson MD

What to expect at your first therapy session.

What to expect at your first therapy session. (Teen Vogue) So, if you are choosing to try therapy, congrats on taking the leap. It means you’re taking control of your problems, and what’s cooler and more empowering than that? If you’ve got the first-appointment jitters, rest easy: Here’s what to expect.   Related Posts:Tips for…
Read more

First day of therapy? Know this.

First day of therapy? Know this. (Huffington Post) You are trusting another person with your troubles, with your personal opinions and your private relationships. There are a lot of questions that may be lingering in your mind when you walk through my door… Related Posts:What actually happens during a therapy session.Disagree about politics without losing…
Read more

What actually happens during a therapy session.

‘What actually happens during a therapy session’ and six other common questions about psychotherapy. (Huffington Post) I’d like to address a few typical questions — and misconceptions — about what therapy is, and isn’t, and how it works. Related Posts:Introductory questions therapists commonly ask.Tips for your first therapy session.6 common obstacles in couples therapy.What therapists…
Read more

5 lies ruining your mental health.

5 lies ruining your mental health. (Huffington Post) Despite ongoing efforts to educate the public about mental health, many misconceptions remain. Before the stigma can be stopped, these five mental health myths need to be debunked:   Related Posts:Mental health struggles of health professions students clear.Breaking stigma of mental health in student athletes.The mental health…
Read more

Psychiatrist, psychologist, or counselor?

What is the difference between a psychiatrist, a psychologist, a psychotherapist and a counselor? When looking for someone to help you overcome whatever is holding you back from leading a productive life full of positive, loving relationships, it is beneficial to understand the differences between Psychiatrists (M.D.s), Psychologists (Ph.D.s &, Psy.D.s), and Licensed Psychotherapists (LCSWs,…
Read more

7 drawbacks of online dating.

7 drawbacks of online dating, according to science. (Huffington Post) The upside of online dating is obvious: It’s an easy way to meet a bunch of potential dates whenever you want. But does all of that quantity and convenience equal quality? Not always.As 38 percent   Related Posts:5 ways to overcome dating anxiety.Best time to…
Read more

Therapy myths that are just totally WRONG.

10 therapy myths that are just totally WRONG (as written by a therapist). (YourTango) There are a lot of myths about therapy that stop people from going in for a session. Here are 10 of the most common therapy myths — and the truth! — straight from the mouth of a therapist. Related Posts:Psychotherapy: Myths…
Read more

There is nothing wrong with going to therapy.

Just a reminder that there’s nothing wrong with going to therapy. (Huffington Post)  “Most people who initiate counseling do not have a serious mental illness. They have serious life challenges or are going through difficult life-cycle transitions that may be taxing their current ability to cope.” Related Posts:Therapy myths that are just totally WRONG.Make difficult,…
Read more

11 intriguing reasons to give talk therapy a try.

11 intriguing reasons to give talk therapy a try. (Forbes) “Not only do successful people not fear therapy, they embrace it…. Psychotherapy is a tool that creates success. Smart people use it.” And therapy is not just something that smart people use, it’s something that most everybody should probably try during at least some point…
Read more

Looking for a therapist? Key questions.

Looking for a therapist? Key questions to help you find the right one. (World of Psychology) Clinical psychologist Ryan Howes, Ph.D, has known individuals who’ve spent more time researching their dinner reservations than their next therapist. However, going to therapy is a vulnerable process. It requires honesty and hard work. It requires revealing your struggles.…
Read more

Why do therapists charge so much?

Why do therapists charge so much? (World of Psychology) In summary, the hourly rate on which your therapist seemingly lives the posh lifestyle has to cover quite a bit. What’s left over from the above-mentioned necessities go toward paying personal and family expenses and the occasional leisure activity. Related Posts:Therapists reveal what therapy can do…
Read more

What kind of therapist – and which type of therapy?

What kind of therapist – and which type of therapy – is right for you? (US News) Here are a few tips on how to find a therapist, along with an overview of common types of therapy offered by mental health professionals. Related Posts:Looking for a therapist? Key questions.6 common obstacles in couples therapy.Do I need…
Read more

3 more obstacles in therapy, how to overcome.

3 more obstacles in therapy and how to overcome them. (World of Psychology) Therapy not only improves mental health symptoms and relationship issues, she said, but it also furthers our psychological (“our emotional, cognitive and relational aspects of life”) and spiritual development (“our deeper connection to our essence or highest self, as well as our…
Read more

Overcoming 3 common obstacles in therapy.

Overcoming 3 common obstacles in therapy. (World of Psychology) If you’re new to therapy, you may not know what to expect. To help you make the most of the process, we asked seasoned clinical psychologist Ryan Howes, Ph.D, to share the three biggest obstacles in therapy along with how to overcome each one. Related Posts:6…
Read more

Introductory questions therapists commonly ask.

10 introductory questions therapists commonly ask. (World of Psychology) Here are 10 of the more typical questions a psychotherapist will ask to prime your mental pump for positive change during the counseling process. Related Posts:Looking for a therapist? Key questions.Answer these 5 questions before couples counseling.4 questions to foster your authentic self.What therapists wish readers…
Read more

A beginner guide to starting therapy.

A beginner’s guide to starting therapy. (BuzzFeed) Dr. Barber also suggests explicitly asking your therapist in those first few sessions how he’s viewed the visits, and seeing how his ideas for treatment align with yours. “Something I’d get from a therapist — after the first visit, or a few — is a summary of what they…
Read more

Tips for your first therapy session.

3 tips to remember for your first therapy session. (World of Psychology) You’re in a safe environment. The professional is not there to judge you, and they understand if some things are going to be difficult or embarrassing to talk about. Rest assured, they are there to help. Related Posts:What to expect at your first…
Read more

How do I persuade someone to seek professional help?

How do I persuade someone to seek professional help? (lifehacker) Dear Lifehacker, I have a friend who who seems to have some issues that’d benefit from seeing a mental health professional. How can I tell him this without being a jerk?   Related Posts:What kind of therapist – and which type of therapy?Make difficult, serious…
Read more

10 tips for making the most of therapy.

Therapists spill: 10 tips for making the most of therapy (Psych Central) Therapy … can be an amazing, transformative process toward living a conscious life Related Posts:What therapists wish readers knew about therapy.Red flags a clinician is not right for you.21 tips for clients in psychotherapy.Tips for your first therapy session.Tips for dealing with a…
Read more

What therapists wish readers knew about therapy.

Therapists spill: What I wish readers knew about therapy and life. (Psych Central) Even though today there’s a lot of information about how therapy works, a slew of misconceptions and misunderstandings still persist, along with a palpable stigma in seeking therapy. Many people also hold erroneous beliefs about themselves and life in general. Below, seasoned…
Read more

Red flags a clinician is not right for you.

Therapists spill: Red flags a clinician isn’t right for you. (Psych Central) …we asked clinicians to shed light on when a therapist isn’t right for you. Below, they share 11 warning signs that it’s time to find another clinician. Related Posts:10 warning signs your marriage needs couple counseling.What therapists wish readers knew about therapy.How well-meaning therapists commit…
Read more

Learn how to make the most out of therapy.

Learn about how to make the most out of therapy. (Psych Central)  It’s a place for thinkers to try feeling, busy people to practice slowing down, non-confrontational people to be assertive, people pleasers to practice thinking only about themselves, and cut-and-run people to learn the art of a healthy goodbye.” Related Posts:People who make things…
Read more

Best time to find love online is near New Year.

Best time to find love online is near the New Year: Report. (Huffington Post) Resident researchers with Match.com told the Daily Mail that the week leading up to New Year’s is the busiest week of the year for online daters. Related Posts:Telling someone you have an eating disorder.7 drawbacks of online dating.25 things 1st-year college students should never…
Read more

Psychotherapy: Myths versus reality.

Psychotherapy: Myths versus reality. (American Psychological Association) If what you know about psychotherapy comes from TV or the movies, you may have some misguided notions about what goes on in a practicing psychologist’s office. Make sure you know the reality instead of the myths so you can benefit from all that psychotherapy has to offer. Related…
Read more

Therapists reveal what therapy can do for you.

National Psychotherapy Day: Therapists reveal what therapy can do for you. (World of Psychology)   Therapy isn’t only for people with a diagnosis — or in crisis. Therapy is a great way to enhance your happiness (or what psychologists call “well-being”). Related Posts:What therapists wish readers knew about therapy.Culturally incompetent therapy: When therapists harm.Red flags…
Read more

How do I select a therapist or counselor?

How do I select a therapist or counselor? (lifehacker)   It can be confusing when you initially search for counselors or therapists and you come up with a multiple titles, and people with different acronyms after their names, no doubt. Here’s the breakdown of the ones you’re probably seeing, and what they mean. Related Posts:CBT…
Read more

What your therapist has not told you about insurance.

What your therapist hasn’t told you about using insurance. (Confessions of a Therapist) Once upon a time, not long ago, I started out as a licensed therapist- ready to bill insurance. Related Posts:Insurance companies keep eating disorder patients sick.Looking for a therapist? Key questions.Danger of high-functioning depression in college.How do I select a therapist or…
Read more

21 tips for clients in psychotherapy.

21 tips for clients in psychotherapy. (Psychology Today) Therapists have a big advantage in the therapy office. We’ve read a stack of books and spent thousands of hours learning what to do in session. Clients have to learn as they go, costing them valuable time and money. Here are a few pointers to help clients level…
Read more