Tag Archives: Psychotherapy

The Fantasy Team


My treating team includes seven people: two massage therapists, a physical therapist, an acupuncturist, a psychologist, a homeopath and a chiropractor. Among these seven, five are male and two are female. Four are middle-aged, two are over sixty, and one … Continue reading

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Into the Light


It is all very strange, and probably would be vastly improved by a lovely box of chocolates but I haven’t any. On December 30, I laid it out: twice a week there would be acupuncture, massage, psychotherapy and physical therapy, … Continue reading

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Upstate Medical Center’s Zero Alternatives


So I’m in Upstate Medical Center’s emergency room, admitted at 5:00 p.m., requesting a glucometer check, insulin, and a psych consult. They put me on a stretcher in the hallway and leave me there for about five hours. My glucose … Continue reading

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The Mind without the Spirit


(I have no idea why this won’t post in 12-pt. font.  Sorry ’bout that.) In Dr. Andrew Weil’s 7-page paper, “We Have Happy Pills, Anxiety Drugs, and Therapists Galore: So Why Are We More Stressed and Depressed than Ever?” he … Continue reading

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The War on the Other Terror


Schizophrenia is a problem of the mind, not the brain, and therefore is curable with proper talk therapy.  Schizophrenia is caused by trauma.  Certain life events can make the most normal person crazy.  A person with schizophrenia is living in … Continue reading

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You Come First–Really (Part II)


What the hell does the Brownell Center for Behavioral Therapy think you want psychotherapy for?  For all this stuff—the yelling and hitting and fucking and drunkenness and drugging!  That’s what’s hurting you!  And they are ripping through the most painful, … Continue reading

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You Come First—Really


You are the most important element in the psychotherapeutic relationship.  You—not the money, not the agency and not the therapist.  They all exist to help you, and if they don’t know that then you shouldn’t go to that person or … Continue reading

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