Cognitive Therapy posits the idea that what people think impacts, directly or indirectly, what they feel and how they act. The major goal of cognitive therapies (CBT, REBT) is to identify cognitive distortions that cause or contribute to excessive negative emotions and maladaptive behaviors. It is, in essence, a psycho-educational approach that seeks to teach…

Many of my clients have already discovered through long frustrating hours of trying to find a court approved anger management program,that there aren’t many actual “Anger Management Specialists” to be found. In fact, it is a highly specialized field. I have provided Anger Management treatment for the Department of Corrections for nearly twenty years and…

Though I do lots of different kinds of counseling–from hypnotherapy to depression–the bulk of my day is spent in couples work. I have always heard that your clients will tell you what you’re best at doing, and that someday you’ll take a look around and recognize that the constituency of your practice is skewed in…

As I have noted before, NC, the home of my youth is a weird place. It’s a place I love–the place I belong. But, it’s strange nonetheless. For instance, I have yet to understand the rabid, yet tender romance between NC, hipsters and craft beer. I’m a martini girl myself. And no, I don’t consider…

I wrote the folowing article for the National Psychologist, In my 27 years of practice as a clinical psychologist, I have been guided by a continuous curiosity to study and implement the most effective tools for helping my clients experience relief and healing. Whether the techniques are firmly rooted in the psychotherapeutic establishment or newly…

Throughout our lives, we develop limiting and unhelpful thoughts, beliefs, habits, and ways of “being” in the world that become stored in our unconscious minds. These negative thoughts often result in self-sabotage and an inability to achieve our goals or break destructive/unhealthy habits.   Clinical hypnotherapy serves to by-pass the conscious mind and speak directly…

The Benefits of Clinical Hypnotherapy An Interview with Therapist Murray Kaufman LMFT Jaleh, Yahoo! Contributor NetworkSep 23, 2010 “Share your voice on Yahoo! websites. Start Here.” Clinical Hypnotherapy is being used by many therapists to help assist in treating different mental as well as physical issues. To help understand what Clinical Hypnotherapy is and what…