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I hear the term “gaslighting” constantly and like many other terms (“narcissism”, anyone?) it’s used incorrectly. To gaslight someone is to intentionally make them question their sense of reality, ultimately for the purpose of controlling them. The term originates from the 1944 movie, Gaslight, in which the male character purposely turns down the gas lamp …

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Chart Your Own Course

Recently I attended a lunch where Pam Iorio, former mayor of my home city, Tampa, spoke. She said something absolutely brilliant that she should patent: “Chart your own course.” Only I hope she hasn’t yet because I want to use it in this post. So you need to know where you are going. What are …

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Differing Sexual Desires: A Radio Interview with CounselorBarb

In my first radio broadcast, I am interviewed by Drs. Chuck and Jo-Ann Bird on sexual desire, particularly differing sexual drives between partners.  I cite research, as well as provide suggestions for bridging this divide.  Listen now:

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Insurance: A possible violation of privacy

People ask me all of the time if I accept insurance. The answer is “no”. I have many reasons for this, with most of them centered around my clients’ well-being. One of the major reasons I don’t accept insurance is that I would need to code you, as my client, with a psychological disorder. This …

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