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Recent Episodes

19. Helping a Paranoid Friend

Sept. 28, 2022

In this episode a listener asks how to support a friend with sudden onset paranoid delusions.  We discuss possible diagnoses like brief psychotic disorder and review a few different types of interventions. Please submit your…

18. Perfectionism and Procrastination; Building Trust with a Therapist

Sept. 7, 2022

In this episode we answer 2 questions. The first listener has a question about perfectionism. Among other things, we discuss the connection between perfectionism and procrastination.  Our second listener wants to know how to…

17. Medication versus Therapy; Angry With My Therapist

Aug. 24, 2022

We answer 2 questions in this episode. The first listener wants to know how we choose between psychotherapy and medications in the treatment of anxiety and depression. Tangents include a recent sensationalized article about …

16. Competing with a friend in therapy; Is my therapist prepared?

Aug. 3, 2022

We have 2 listener questions. Our first listener sees the same therapist as her friend and is feeling jealous about their relationship. We explore the different sides of this triangle.  The second listener has questions abou…

15. Spouse Demands Therapy; Therapist on Vacation

July 6, 2022

We answer 2 listener questions: The spouse of our first listener is insisting that they get couple's therapy and that he see an individual therapist. Our second listener feels conflicted about their therapist taking an exten…

14. "Trust the Process"; Humor in Therapy; Emotional Growth

June 15, 2022

We answer 3 unrelated listener questions: what's meant by "trust the process"; how do you feel about humor in therapy; and a question about emotional growth. We would love to get your questions or feedback. Please send us an…