Keeping your marriage intimate

I have a lot of couples that come into my office looking for tips.  This article is a decent one with some very practical suggestions.  Enjoy. Date Night

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How much ‘stuff’ does one need, to be fulfilled?

I ran across this article the other day, and now am looking forward to seeing the movie.  It’s about a man who, following a relationship break-up, decides to give up his worldly possessions.  He films the process, for a year, and creates a documentary.  Here is a link to the article:  documentary about giving up […]

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When your partner comes from another country…

Many of my clients are non-Danes married to Danes.  Here is a fun and insightful article about choosing to marry someone from a different culture.New York Times article– foreign spouse

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Coping with the sexual side effects of antidepressant medication

I remember when Prozac first came out, in the late 1980s.  It was marketed as a kind of miracle cure for depression, and was considered a preferable alternative to the then MAO-inhibitors and Tricyclics that were being prescribed at the time.  Prozac was marketed as having almost no side-effects, which was in stark contrast to […]

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Another article about authentic self

Several famous psychologists have written about the existence of an ‘authentic self’.  Notably, Carl Rogers used this term as marker for when one has achieved psychological health.  Donald Winnicott also spoke of the ‘true self/false self’ dilemma.  He believed that ‘true self’ actually produces a feeling for people– a sense of rightness, or ‘this is […]

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Predicting suicidality using technology

For a long time, researchers knocked Freud’s idea of the unconscious because it could not be ‘proven’.  However, today, technology makes it possibly for us to quantifiably measure response time to certain associations as a way to determine biases about which a person might not be 100 percent conscious.  A test has been created to […]

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The presence of dogs in the therapy office

Esther A couple of years ago, we purchased a beagle mix from a nearby kennel.  After reading a lot of information about therapy dogs, I decided to see what kinds of programs were available in English, in Denmark.  I was unable to find anything so I read up about the mere presence of animals in […]

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For those suffering from anxiety…

Most people have suffered from stress and anxiety, at some point in their lives.  I ran across this article today and decided to share it. http://www.latina.com/lifestyle/health/anxiety-facts-symptoms

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When OCD takes a sexual form

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, commonly known as OCD, can be extremely debilitating.  About two percent of adults suffer from this disorder.  In popular media and culture, OCD is often represented as manifesting itself as excessive hand-washing and concern with tidiness.  However, it can also manifest itself in other ways, as is demonstrated in this article and video. […]

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New Evidence suggests that Freudian-style Dynamic Psychotherapy is more effective than CBT

For those of you who are interested in therapy-outcomes research, there is some new information about the effectiveness of dynamic psychotherapy versus cognitive behavioral therapy.  I was really encouraged by this article since I tend to practice a mix of the two. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/jan/07/therapy-wars-revenge-of-freud-cognitive-behavioural-therapy

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