The Psychological Abuse of Gaslighting

The Psychological Abuse of Gaslighting

In the past year or so, the term gaslighting has received an increase in attention and use. So what exactly is it? Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation that creates doubt in the person who is the recipient of the abuse. The term itself is rooted in a...
Different Types of Trauma: Small ‘t’ versus Large ‘T’

Different Types of Trauma: Small ‘t’ versus Large ‘T’

Trauma is a deeply disturbing event that infringes upon an individual’s sense of control and may reduce their capacity to integrate the situation or circumstances into their current reality. When most people think about trauma, they tend to think about those who...
You’re Angry? So What’s Really Going On?

You’re Angry? So What’s Really Going On?

“I feel angry.”  “But how do you really feel?”  “Angry.” Part of my work with patients involves increasing understanding of emotions and emotional responses.  A recent post that I wrote examined the importance of becoming more aware...
Overcoming Stress and Anxiety Related to Current Events

Overcoming Stress and Anxiety Related to Current Events

Times are changing. Society is changing. Politics is changing.  The world around us is changing.  Regardless of your stance on certain issues, many people have recently been affected by the news and current domestic and international events.  As a psychologist,...