When Is Therapy Done?

Everyone who has been in psychotherapy has had the question arise: When am I done here? This question is a good one, as there is no obvious ending point for psychotherapy – it isn’t like a course of antibiotics, or a broken bone, when the ending of treatment can...

Our Thirst for Wholeness

The majority of people's problems are caused by the fact that they are disconnected with the rest of creation. (C.S. Lewis)  We came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. We made a decision to turn out will and our lives over...

Depriving Ourselves of Pleasure

While measuring the sexualization of men and women in popular media over the past 40 years, Erin Hatton, PhD and Mary Nell Trautner, PhD found that there have been some dramatic changes in our culture.   In “Equal Opportunity Objectification?  The Sexualization...

The Power of Accountability

Treatment providers working in the field of addiction know that accountability is an essential piece of the foundation of long-term, ongoing sobriety.  There are even all kinds of slogans in the 12-step programs that speak to it, such as “You are as sick as your...