Posts in meet the therapist
Guest Post: On Being a Father, and How to Understand the “Father of Psychology”

Reflecting on Father’s Day last weekend, Joe Atanasio, a psychologist and father in My Wellbeing’s community, shares with us some foundational Freud concepts (he is the father of psychotherapy, after all), examines how they fit into his mindset as a mental healthcare professional watching his two kids grow, and why, once in a while, it all drives him crazy.

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Guest Post: Being Seen is a Scary Proposition

In order for us to do the hard work of transcending the deeply ingrained patterns of shame and fear - patterns that often have significant influence on our self-perception and, in turn, our behavior - we need to gain a deeper understanding of these reactions. To begin to do this, we need to learn to comfort and show compassion for these parts of ourselves, rather than treat our fear and shame with the same anger and dismissal with which they were met in our childhood.

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The Geography of Self

One of the most illuminating things about psychotherapy is the way that it helps us get in touch with the multiple facets of self and helps us understand how and why these can often be at odds. In this piece, Michael Alcee, PhD. discusses at how therapy enables us to put these pieces together and expand the geography of self.  

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