What is Psychodrama Therapy?

What is Psychodrama Therapy?

Psychodrama is a form of group therapy created by J.L. Moreno. He was one of the founders of group psychotherapy and held the belief that therapy done in a group was the optimal way to help people heal. He believed that our families were our first groups where we were injured in childhood and felt another group would be the best vehicle for healing

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The Five Signs that you are a Couple in Crisis

The Five Signs that you are a Couple in Crisis

     It is said that couples often come to couple’s therapy too late. They wait too long to seek help which makes it unlikely they will achieve good outcomes. In part, the problem is that they come in “in crisis.” That means they have used up any reserves of good will and patience to deal with one another. They most likely have been miscommunicating for a long time and both are feeling misunderstood, taken for granted, etc. One person may have started an affair to find some place where they do feel understood and cared for.

 

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What Men Need to Grow Up

What Men Need to Grow Up

You don’t have to look very far to see “the immature masculine” or “toxic masculinity” rampant in our culture     Men commonly put down any sign of “weakness” or sensitivity in other men starting in boyhood and effectively police their behavior by shaming or bullying them. Being a “real man” gets equated with suffering pain, never showing vulnerability or any feelings besides anger.

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After the Love Has Gone

After the Love Has Gone

Some couples come to see me knowing that they are on thin ice and want to explore if their marriage is salvageable. We look at the things that drew them together; what was attractive and engaging about the other and what dreams they shared when they began.  I have them make an inventory to see if there is enough good left to make it worthwhile to work on.

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Filling Your Tank

Filling Your Tank

Are you feeling depleted? Tired or depressed? It could be that your stroke tank is getting low. What is a stroke tank? A stroke tank is a psychological theory called Transactional Analysis. As its name implies it is about the analysis of the transactions (conversations or interactions) that happen between people and their impact. It was created by Eric Berne, a psychiatrist in the nineteen-fifties.

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The Five Things that Daughters Need from Their Dads

The Five Things that Daughters Need from Their Dads

Dad’s set the bar for what daughters will expect to get from their future romantic partners and male friendships.  The healthier the relationship is between the two of them the more likely that girl will grow up to have a healthy partnership with positive outcomes for all involved. Often times it is difficult initially for dads to know what daughters need from them in life. I hope the list below is of help.

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