In Search of Constructive Conversations


It’s hard to talk to one another these days without losing our cool or losing our minds. Click the link below to read some of my thoughts about how to keep conversations constructive, from my Psychology Today blog, “A Headshrinker’s Guide to the Galaxy.”

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In Search of Constructive Conversations

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What Psychoanalysis Can Do For You


Happy summer, everyone! I’ve got a new Headshrinker’s Guide to the Galaxy blog post to get you thinking as September draws near. Click the link below and let me know what you think!

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What Psychoanalysis Can Do For You

The Difference Between Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy


Hi, everyone!

I gave a talk to some graduate students in May, and thought I’d share with you what I shared with them: some of my thoughts on the difference between psychoanalysis and psychotherapy! Click the link below to see my new post on Psychology Today.

The Difference Between Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

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Clearing Out Weeds and Nurturing Buds of Change


Hi, everyone! I have some new thoughts for you about the change process, inspired by a conference at the Psychoanalytic Center of California and an On Being podcast in which Krista Tippett interviews Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg about grieving the loss of her husband. Check it out!

Clearing Out Weeds and Nurturing Buds of Change

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Happy Valentine’s Day


Happy Valentine’s Day! May you be so fortunate as to give and receive the kind of love shown through sustained practical care.

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Finding a useful perspective in troubling times


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My new essay on Psychology Today features a story by Jungian analyst, Clarissa Pinkola Estes, The Faithful Gardener. It is a story about her immigrant Uncle’s determination to “do something” in the face of great oppression. It seems particularly relevant today. Check it out!

Finding a Useful Perspective in Troubling Times

Progress and the Conflicting Forces in the Human Psyche


Hi, everyone! I’m sure I’m not alone in trying to make sense of our society and how we are struggling these days. So, here’s my pen to paper way of trying to sort it out.

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Click the link to see my latest post:

Psychology Today: Progress and the Conflicting Forces in the Human Psyche