Carl Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist whose work with unconscious processes in the early- to mid-twentieth century made him a pioneer in the field of mental health. Many of the notions he developed have become part of our daily language. He coined the terms introversion and extraversion, and whereas introverts may have been considered deviant or maladapted, Jung normalized this as a variant of human nature. He also spoke of the existence of a “collective unconscious,” a controversial concept [...]
Have you ever wondered about the benefits of therapy versus medication? Many people wonder the same thing when trying to figure out how to best cope. A number of studies have been done to try to provide simple answers to this question. Yet the answer is as complex as the condition(s) you may be dealing with.
The popularity of psychiatric drugs has increased exponentially in the past 20 years, including increased use among children, adolescents, and adults. This parallels an expansion [...]
You’ve decided to seek therapy, but who do you trust with this process? Choosing the right therapist can be a challenge, especially in California's urban areas where there are many therapists to choose from. Good therapy relies on some important qualities: an engaged therapist, a safe and respectful environment, and a depth of understanding that can be witness to all of you are.
I believe there is a wisdom within each conflict, whatever the source: uncomfortable feelings, difficulties with [...]