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The Stories Will Find Their Way – Kacey Silverstein

The Stories Will Find Their Way – Kacey Silverstein

The Stories Will Find Their Way Written by Kacey Silverstein  I write this at the end of a long workday. I have sat with women in the grief and despair that rape brings and I have answered the crisis line, always wondering what will happen to the person at the other...
Does Depression Help Us Think Better? – Jonah Lehrer

Does Depression Help Us Think Better? – Jonah Lehrer

Does Depression Help Us Think Better? Written by Jonah Lehrer Why do people get depressed? At first glance, the answer seems obvious: the mind, like the flesh, is prone to malfunction. Once that malfunction happens — perhaps it’s an errant gene triggering a shortage...
Do you analyze everyone you meet?

Do you analyze everyone you meet?

People sometimes wonder whether I “analyze” everyone I meet. This is usually asked with some fear that as a psychiatrist I can “see right through them” and instantly know things about their innermost thoughts they’d prefer to keep hidden.  Although this is true (just...
NPI has a Meetup Group. Come join us! – May 1, 2017

NPI has a Meetup Group. Come join us! – May 1, 2017

  Emerging from the NPI Connections Retreat in spring 2014, the Community Building Action Group, led by Linda Odom, met over the summer to brainstorm ways to facilitate community and strengthen connection between new and veteran members of NPI.   When discussing ways...
What is Therapy For? – May 1, 2017

What is Therapy For? – May 1, 2017

From the Book of Life – www.thebookoflife.org What Is Therapy For? In almost all countries and communities around the world, there is one central (usually unvoiced) suspicion that arises whenever someone lets slip that they are ‘having therapy’: they are crazy....
Why Therapists Should Talk Politics – March 15, 2016

Why Therapists Should Talk Politics – March 15, 2016

Couch is a series about psychotherapy.   “I’m meeting my boss later,” my patient said. “I’m worried she’s going to tell me I’m not pulling my weight, and that I should volunteer to work more hours to show my commitment.” This tension had been building at her job...