The Modern Psychiatric In-Patient Technician: Skilled Worker or Guard?

One of my earliest memories as an adolescent in an in-patient unit was the tall, stocky men brazenly hanging around the treatment areas, lounge, and nurses station. These people were anomalous. They didn't seem to have a purpose upon first glance. I couldn't have been more wrong about that. A few days into my hospitalization … Continue reading The Modern Psychiatric In-Patient Technician: Skilled Worker or Guard?

Chronic Illness & Recovery: Setting the Pace for Sustainable Healing

For people with a chronic illness and long standing mental health diagnosis finding the right pace for recovery & healing can be difficult and even misleading at times during the life of a disorder. Acute disorders provide people with the space and room for misapplied energy and focus. Often, people can expend their energy dealing … Continue reading Chronic Illness & Recovery: Setting the Pace for Sustainable Healing

Selfless Living

''soliciting my grandmother for money for a project and then, when she told my mother, I denied the event, blaming her misunderstanding of my behavior on her dementia...' I've lived a rich & privileged life. In my youth I was resistant and disagreeable, at time challenging my peers, family, friends, and employers. Later, teachers, professors, … Continue reading Selfless Living

Disrupting the Cycle of Anger & Explosive Behavior

I can never figure out why people choose to be angry. It is a choice. As a therapist, I diagnose people with Intermittent Explosive disorder from the DSM 5. I also provide treatment for the person carrying the diagnosis, help in terms of psychoeducation for the person diagnosed and for their families. I even weigh … Continue reading Disrupting the Cycle of Anger & Explosive Behavior