We live in a world where instant (and constant) gratification seems to be the demand. We want responses to texts and emails immediately. We can watch TV without commercials, watch an entire series without delay, and press pause were we to ever be in danger of missing a minute. We can pull out our phone … More Is ‘Instant Gratification’ Really Gratifying?
TV and movies are a problem. Sure, it is all good entertainment and a way to pass some time. But, unfortunately, TV and movies hold much more power over us than many people understand. Over the years in my practice, I have seen many people negatively impacted by the subtle messages delivered in movies and … More Life in One Take
Starting a relationship with a therapist is very personal and can be nerve-racking for many. It’s hard to know who’s going to be a good fit without taking the time to meet a few. There are many posts out there that offer tips on how to find a good therapist. However, each time someone releases a … More 6 Suggestions for Choosing a Therapist
I always find myself slightly concerned when people insist on using their health insurance when it comes to psychotherapy or counseling. I get calls all the time where someone says, “Nathan, I want to work with you, but I need to make sure you take my insurance first.” While it’s nice to have financial assistance, … More Should I NOT Use Insurance for Therapy?
I’m not naive enough (at least I don’t think?) to think that I have the one reason that depression is such a difficult state of being. Depression has a different root for everyone — and it’s often a collection of sources, rather than just one thing contributing to depression. That being said, there is an … More Why Depression is So Difficult
Sadly, it’s nothing new — a celebrity either directly or indirectly ends their own life. It was Philip Seymour Hoffman, most recently; Heath Ledger, previously; and the list continues. Now, Robin Williams is gone. Removed from the world directly by his own hand. As much as I was moved by deaths of other celebrities who … More Why Robin Williams’ Death Is More Difficult to Accept
This is the “part 2” to the article “10 Signs You May Be in an Unhealthy Relationship“. It was brought to my attention that in the first article I made points of the things to keep an eye on, however I made few suggestions of how to handle those ten points. So this article is … More How to Change a Struggling Relationship Into a Healthy Relationship