What Do the Symptoms of Trauma Really Look Like?

Being a psychotherapist that specializes in trauma, I have a unique opportunity to study the effects of trauma on the brain, on the body, and on the client’s subjective experience of the world. I think it is very important for the world of medicine and psychology to...

How Are You? Really, How Are You?

What does it mean when you first see someone you know and say, “How are you?” Is it a greeting, like “hello”? Or are you actually interested in that person’s health? That depends on a number of factors: How well do you know this person? Are you just passing each...

Mental Illness Splits Families

A diagnosis of mental illness like anxiety or a mood disorder in one family member affects the whole family.  It might bring a strain on relationships and can be wearing on the entire family in addition to the effects it has on the individual.  These responses are not...