Is Gifting Therapy to Someone You Love Helpful or Insulting?

“He is my best friend, a resilient chap – we have known each other since we were in pre-school. The pandemic at first took a toll on his business, next his family – he lost both parents. I called him to check-in on him every-day. That 5 minute check-in turned into 45-60 minutes and before I knew it, I felt overwhelmed. I decided to have a conversation with him and asked him how he felt about therapy. He said he had never tried it before but would be open to it. He also said he didn’t have the bandwidth to... Read More

Prozac Nation

For that was the terrible power of the dementors: to force their victims to relive the worst memories of their lives, and drown, powerless, in their own despair…– J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Edmund Husserl Image under the CC license By Arturo EspinosaEdmund Husserl, a German philosopher established the field of phenomenology, the science of how things are experienced subjectively by us. In his opinion, we can better resonate with someone else especially when we share a context with them.  Suffering from depression, it appears, feels as though nobody shares your world, your context, and you are... Read More