The Social Work Perspective

Affordable Mental Health Care: The ACA In My Office

I start with an overview about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and then shift to seeing it at the level of an solo private mental health practitioner in Seattle. Change Happened Over the last six years, the Affordable Care Act has restructured the regulation of health insurance at the Federal level.  It has also expanded the range

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National Coalition For Sexual Freedom: Brief Note On Diversity

  I would like to acknowledge the work of this organization (NCSF), of which I’m a member. Its Kink Aware Professionals (KAP) directory is an important asset for who seek professional services that respect and support erotic and sexual diversities. Here is my listing, and from there you can link to the rest of

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Can We Master Jealousy?

Therapy For Jealousy As a relationship therapist, I want to find ways that my clients can understand and master their jealousy, reducing the damage it can cause, and facilitating a process of personal and relational development. Jealousy is a stressful signal that partner differentiation and development in both could take place. At various points in

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Stress and Depression – What’s In A Diagnosis?

Meaning of “Stress” and “Depression” According to a recent book review, two books have raised provocative points about the most common complaints that clients present to psychotherapists: stress* and depression. While the books have very different ways of treating their subjects, the review points out a link between them: “While Becker’s book

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How Will This Therapist “Do Better”?

Not only as a sentient adult, but also as the parent of a middle schooler, my emotional life since last Friday morning’s holocaust at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. has been rocked with pain and grief. Response From Social Work Profession So I’ve only begun to think about how

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