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by Jennifer Shannon, LMFT

“If we lose, I just don’t know whether the country can survive,” my client said. “Things are getting too crazy.” I heard those words before. From clients of the opposite party. The upcoming election has become every American’s—Republicans and Democrats, therapists and clients— worry number one.

by Michael Stein, PsyD

My OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) clients often ask me at some point early in therapy, "Why do I have OCD?

by Arash Javanbakht, MD

Steve has served as a police officer for 24 years, including being a SWAT team member for years. He and I have worked together on his traumatic experiences. He has told me that in a given day a police officer might have to deal with two to three overdoses and do CPR.

by Patricia Thornton, PhD

I was recently interviewed for an article on how the behaviors people use to avoid getting Covid 19 might make OCD worse or cause OCD to develop.

by Bethany Teachman, PhD

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

by Jennifer Shannon, LMFT

A muffled crack of thunder, followed by a flash of light that lit up the bedroom wall. Then another, louder CRACK! I had been lying in bed awake since 1AM, for three hours, my husband next to me, deep asleep. But now the wind was pushing violently against our windows, and I woke him up.

by Dr. Lindsay Israel

January 21, 2020 is a day that will change the face and the psyche of our country forever. 

by Shane Owens, PhD, ABPP

Let’s first acknowledge that going back-to-school is harder this year. As you write lesson plans, you’re trying to figure out how to execute them online.

by Jennifer Shannon, LMFT

My client Tom had been working from home since the pandemic hit in March, but now his boss had set a date for returning to the office, in only three weeks. Tom felt anxious about prolonged exposure to his co-workers, as his partner had an underlying health condition.

by Paul Greene, PhD

Many parents around the country are being faced with deciding whether or not to have their children return to school — whether it be part-time or full-time — for the upcoming school year.

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