For Practitioners




The Double-Edged Sword of “Brutal Honesty”

"I don't mean to sound harsh. And I owe you honesty." I almost always say this when I speak to families about the...

Empathy Is An Emotional Muscle You Can Develop

When we know what it is like to suffer and have come through the other side healed, we can hold more capacity for others and be empathetic.

How Dare You Criticize Psychiatrists Who Praise Studies of Psychedelics As Antidepressants?

All claims about treatments affecting human health and well-being should be subject to robust review. That review requires someone to facilitate criticism, locate qualified critics, and bring them into the discussion.

Psychotherapy’s Got an Unpleasant Image Problem

Our foibles make us who we are, and perfection may not be what we want or need. What we want is to be understood, accepted, and helped when we need help.