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10 Unbelievable Behaviors Of The Narcissist

*This article is "sticky" - it will remain at the top of this blog even when newer posts are published.

Do you know what narcissistic personality disorder is? Would you be able to spot it if you had to? For most people, their belief is that narcissism is "easy" to spot because laymen and pop psychology characterize narcissism as selfish ambition, arrogance, cockiness, inconsiderate of others, and a strong desire to...
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Facing A Crisis: 2 Tips On Steps You Should Take

How do you feel about the most recent traumatic event in the nation?Do you know what I am referring to?If not, don't feel bad as many of my clients and I can hardly keep up with all of the trauma and terror upon the land.
The recent Florida school shooting that killed 17 youths has traumatized many parents and their families. The kids/students who witnessed this tragedy will never see school the same...
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Relationships: 12 Ways To Spot Unhealthy Boundaries

Do you know how to make someone respect your boundaries? Would you know what to say or do to keep your boundaries firm?

Most people struggle with boundaries because we, as a society, tend to see things at face value and with the intent of communicating in a peaceful manner. We hardly ever anticipate that someone would mistreat or misuse us.

This article will discuss and highlight 12 characteristics of someone with unhealthy boundaries. All...
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Balanced Thinking: 5 Ways To Use Your “Wise Mind”

Have you ever been in therapy? Know someone who is (or was)?

Therapy can be both a positive or negative experience, depending on the kind of therapist you have and their level of experience. I've had clients discuss both experiences and unfortunately, many of my clients felt the techniques they were taught in the past were nothing but theories.

Ideas are good until they have to be tested out. When ideas come face to face with...
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10 Signs Of Having An Emotionally Unstable/Unavailable Parent

What would you characterize as an emotionally detached or unavailable parent?

Would you know what an emotionally detached and unavailable parent is? For most people who have endured an unstable, abusive, or emotionally unavailable parent, emotional detachment is an inability of the parent to meet their deepest needs, relate to them, or provides support and comfort when needed. I previously wrote a similar article on this topic in March of 2016. The responses from readers...
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Delusional Disorder: 8 Ways To Communicate Without Fighting

Would you know how to communicate with someone who has really strong beliefs that are difficult to deny, push against, or disregard?

In other words, are you able to express your disbelief of the other person's delusion without getting into an argument?

If not, you are not alone. A lot of people who have delusional beliefs can be difficult to manage. In fact, many struggle to see things from another person's perspective which creates a narrowed,...
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Suicide: 8 Signs Someone Is Ambivalent About Dying

Have you ever felt the pull of suicidal thoughts?

What about suicidal gestures that bring most people to a close enough place to suicide to "satisfy" their deepest desire to end their pain?

For most of us, life can (and will be at some point) painful for us. It's interesting how we all attempt to heal or stop our pain.

Some may choose over-eating. Some may choose substance abuse. Others may choose multiple unhealthy sexual experiences and...
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Psychotherapy 101: 12 Incorrect Views Of Therapy (Video)

Have you ever been in therapy? If so, what did you like about it? What did you dislike about it?

Psychotherapy isn't as cut and dry as it may appear to some. You don't just go in to an office and talk. You can do that with a friend.

Psychotherapy includes the building of a professional relationship with boundaries and goals of the client to improve, learn, and grow. It is a relationship in which the...
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10 Signs of Dysfunction: When Dysfunction Turns Evil

How would you characterize evil? Do you feel the term is only relevant to movies?

Or do you feel the term could be applied to some relationships you have had?

Either way, it's a rather controversial term.

About 4-5 weeks ago, on my website I discussed behaviors and personality traits that seem to turn "evil" for those who are the victims in the relationship.

Many of us would rather not see the behaviors of someone with a...
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