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Ask a Therapist: How Could Psychological Assessment Help My Personal Growth?

A Powerful Approach to Assessment Did you know that Collaborative/Therapeutic Psychological Assessment can actually be a brief, intensive, yet highly efficient way to make positive changes in your life? A thorough assessment can help create a deeper understanding of yourself (or your child) and help you develop a clear game plan for how to improve […]

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Ask a Therapist: How Can New Fathers Manage the Exhaustion of Parenting?

Remaining Self-Interested Being a father is exhausting (to put it mildly). Nevertheless, I meet many men who feel a tension to “not be selfish” and thus deny themselves the self-care that is necessary to survive the journey of fatherhood. I like to reframe the concept of “selfishness” to include the alternative possibility of being “self-interested.” […]

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Ask a Therapist: What’s a Great Book For Couples?

I just finished re-reading what I consider to be some of the best information about couples and relationships out there, Dr. Susan Johnson’s “Hold Me Tight: Conversations for a Lifetime of Love” (2008). Dr. Johnson is the founder of Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy and her book explores the attachment principles behind human connection, specifically within intimate […]

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