In 2014, as I approached writing my weekly blog post, I decided to describe some of my patients who, when first seen, didn’t seem melancholy, agitated, or even sad. They were highly engaged with life and appeared very successful, expressing uncertainty and even guilt about coming to therapy.
Got “Smartphone Syndrome?” Learn how to find happiness, balance, and connection online and IRL.
Technology has changed our lives dramatically. Through our smartphones and other devices, we have access to near-infinite amounts of information, tools to help us increase productivity, and even ways to socialize when we’re all alone. But has any of this made us happy?
Broaching microaggressions that occur in therapy tends to be challenging. As the therapist, you are faced with the decision to address the microaggression or let it go. This choice is difficult for many therapists who don’t want to hurt the therapeutic alliance, but also want to be transparent about their commitment to social justice.