When Should You Come Between a Teenager and Her Phone?

When Should You Come Between a Teenager and Her Phone?   For teens, the threat of having their phone confiscated or, worse, having their phone searched by their parents, would seem to be a powerful deterrent to bad behavior. At least parents would like to think...

Five Ways to Get the Most Out of Therapy

Five Ways to Get the Most Out of Therapy Sam and Alex entered individual therapy at about the same time, with the same therapist. Both wanted to work on similar relationship issues and both have similar histories. Sam usually keeps appointments, but sometimes cancels....

Early Behavior Therapy Found to Aid Children With ADHD

Children with attention-deficit problems improve faster when the first treatment they receive is behavioral — like instruction in basic social skills — than when they start immediately on medication, a new study has found. Beginning with behavioral therapy is also a...

15 Things Therapists Actually Want You To Know

1. It’s not really a therapist’s job to give you advice. They’re not here to tell you if you should call off your marriage or quit your job. “The real job of therapy is to get to know yourself better and change the way you’re thinking, the way you’re behaving, or the...