The map is not the territory

I love a book that pulls me back again and again, each time offering me something more to savor and light up something new in me. Clarissa Pinkola Estes’ Women
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Parting is such sweet sorrow

 Today I ended my long Jungian analysis,  The ending was planned, a goal for this being the day set over a year ago. So ending is very much on my
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How are you doing?

The novelty of not going to work or out to eat is probably wearing off by now; I know it is for me. So the question becomes how do we
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Therapy Online

Regular readers here know that a portion of my practice consists of working with patients via telephone and FaceTime and Skype. In fact I have been working with people via
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Therapy in the time of COVID-19

It seems a fair assumption that to a greater or lesser degree all of us are experiencing anxiety about the virus and its impact on our lives. Will I get
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Two Chairs

What about therapy breaks?

How is a break from therapy different from termination? The same questions need to be looked at when a patient decides to take a break from therapy as when she
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When is it time?

We have talked about the beginning and some about the middle of therapy — and we will talk even more about them as time goes by — but today  what
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What ?

I noticed the other day a help wanted ad for a “behavioral health specialist” — it makes as much sense as that car in the middle of the field. Back
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May I Have a Hug?

A question that comes up a lot in discussions of therapy is that of touch — when, if at all, is it appropriate for a therapist to touch a patient?
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On the Way to Becoming

A while ago quite by accident I happened to see a photo of a woman I saw in therapy many years ago. I recognized the name — the face, like
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An older human hand

Living to Tell the Tale

A few years ago I taught a course at our Senior College called Conversations in the Third Act. Among other things we took photos of our hands, as hands show
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bent branch

As the twig is bent…

“Psychoanalysis cannot be considered a method of education if by education we mean the topiary art of clipping a tree into a beautiful artificial shape. But those who have a
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