Monthly Archives: February 2013

New Episode of Two Therapists Talking…

The latest episode of Two Therapists Talking is out. In it Jasmine St. John and I discuss John Gottman’s concept of bids and how important it is to recognize when your partner is making a bid to connect. If you … Continue reading

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Two Therapists Talking: Controlling Your Emotions

Check out our latest episode of Two Therapist Talking. In it we discuss whether or not you can control emotions.

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The First Session

I’m reblogging this fantastic post about one person’s experience of going to therapy for the first time. I particularly appreciated the advice at the end of the post, given to the poster by a friend. I hope you enjoy!   … Continue reading

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When the Old Way Doesn’t Work…

There are a lot of different ways to look at therapy and the process of change. And there are just as many, if not more, therapeutic approaches. But one of the simplest is this. If you aren’t happy with your … Continue reading

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New Episode of Two Therapists Talking – Stopping Anxious or Intruding Thoughts

The latest video of Two Therapists Talking is now available. In this episode we discuss how to stop anxious or intruding thoughts.  We’d love to hear your feedback. If you have a topic you’d like us to discuss just shoot … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Myth of Sex Addiction by David Ley

I promised this review some time ago and I’m finally getting to it!  I had a chance to finish reading David Ley’s book The Myth of Sex Addiction. I can’t say enough about how much I enjoyed this book. Ley … Continue reading

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Don’t Sell Yourself Short…Thinking Isn’t Doing

I often work with clients that are trying to change certain behaviors. They may be reacting badly to others. They may be emotionally eating. They may engaging in any number of  unhealthy, unproductive or undesirable behaviors. Often the first step … Continue reading

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Sex Geekdom Madison – Check It Out!

Starting this month Madison has a new group dedicated to education and study of sex and sexuality. Sex Geekdom Madison.  “Sex geek” or “sex nerd” is an identification used by many people in the sex-positive community to describe their unusual, … Continue reading

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Two Therapists Talking…

Check out the new YouTube channel Two Therapists Talking. It will feature Jasmine St. John of JSJ Therapy and I discussing a wide range of topics including relationships, sexuality and other issues that arise in therapy.  Our first video discusses … Continue reading

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The Messages We Send…

One of the things I spend a lot of time convincing parents is that kids learn more, much more, from parents’ behaviors that they do from their parents words. Parent’s can talk and lecture until they are blue in the … Continue reading

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