There are many people who never reveal to others, or perhaps even admit to themselves, that they were abused as children. Your victimization might have been physical, emotional, sexual, or through neglect. Shame, feeling somehow that the responsibility was yours, denial or avoidance of pain — all can have a stifling effect on your present […]
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Grief and depression are hard enough to get through at any time of the year. Add the busy nature of the holidays, and that pain can be incredibly lonely to bear. In today’s podcast, Dr. Margaret gives tangible suggestions of both things to do, and recognitions to keep in mind, to help cope with either […]
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Regaining trust, whether it’s after an affair or some other form of betrayal, can be a complex process for any relationship. In this podcast, Dr. Margaret provides the essential steps of healing and regaining trust, specifically after an affair. But she points out that these very steps can be used within any relationship — parent […]
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This podcast is the second in a series of two on what Dr. Margaret calls “Perfectly Hidden Depression.” PHD isn’t a diagnosis, but a syndrome, or group of characteristics that are found together, and serve to help you deny or ignore depression that’s kept far underneath the surface. Your life looks perfect. You’re active and […]
Are you struggling with loneliness, exhaustion, even depression but no one knows it but you? Do you have trouble admitting vulnerability? Do you keep a facade of having it all together, when you realize at some level there’s something wrong? If so, this podcast is for you. Perfectly Hidden Depression (PHD) isn’t a diagnosis, but […]
Did you know that anxiety is much more prevalent than depression in our culture? And what’s worse than anxiety or panic? Being anxious or panicked about panic — feeling as if you dread the next hour or day because you don’t know if your anxiety will overwhelm you. Dr. Margaret gives you both information about […]
In her initial podcast, Dr. Margaret focuses on the seven things that keep your work in therapy safe and appropriate. Her “Seven Commandments of Good Therapy” applies to all therapies, and gives you a yardstick to measure a new therapist, or therapy you’re already receiving. It’s amazing how many people keep going to therapy, without […]