Explore success stories and information related to therapy and self-improvement.

Explore success stories and information related to therapy and self-improvement.

The psychology of work/life balance

The psychology of work/life balance

The ideal of work/life balance is often praised in popular culture. However, the praise is accompanied with contradictions. And those contradictions obscure the reality of that ideal. What would that ideal look like in a real setting? One answer is that extraordinary sacrifices are made by so many people in the pursuit of success.

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Is confrontation ever a good thing?

Is confrontation ever a good thing?

Many people seek out a therapist because they want someone to listen– to their concerns, stories, fears, and desires. While therapists certainly provide the listening ear, the most meaningful developments in therapy often come from confrontation. The word, confrontation, is often synonymous with accusation and defensiveness, but it is an essential tool in the therapeutic relationship.

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How does therapy work, anyway?

How does therapy work, anyway?

About three months into working together, exasperated and exhausted, Todd exclaimed, “I just need you to tell me what to do! Seriously. Please. Just tell me.” His voice was pleading, and it was clear that his confusion and uncertainty were cause for emotional pain.

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Dr. Babushkin, Owner/Director, Made the Oakland County 40 Under 40!

An FBI special agent, an Oakland County commissioner, a farmer/ township trustee and a cancer survivor who rose from a part-time deli clerk to become corporate affairs manager for a major grocery chain are among those selected for the Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2020.

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What is the link between our upbringing and today?

What is the link between our upbringing and today?

We live in a culture in which we are bombarded by advertisements for optimal performance. We must be our best selves! Advertisements promise us the means to achieve the best experiences, the edge over our competitors. The sales of energy drinks, caffeinated beverages, and supplements rely on the pitch that we can do it all with just a little help: increase our energy and deepen our concentration.

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Business strategy is personal

Business strategy is personal

As a psychoanalyst and an entrepreneur, I often think about the commonalities between these two disciplines. Michael Watkins, writing in Harvard Business Review, defines business strategy as “a set of guiding principles that, when communicated and adopted in the organization, generates a desired pattern of decision making…it defines the actions people should take (and not take) and things they should prioritize (and not prioritize) to achieve desired results.”

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Thriving as a young adult

Thriving as a young adult

Thriving as a young adult - Lindsay Hall, MSW *(the examples provided below are composite cases, synthesizing disguised information and not any patient in particular) Lately, I have encountered a number of “coming of age” stories: in media, in my family, and in work...

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Empowerment through Knowing Yourself

Empowerment through Knowing Yourself

Recently, a repairman visited my home, which meant that I had to shut my dog in a room during his stay. She did not like this arrangement. I did not like this arrangement. She cried a lot. I tried not to. As I watched her outpourings of emotion—and attempted to manage my own—I was reminded of my work with clients. I know—classic therapist, analyzing and making connections, but still— she was in a predicament that I could relate to, a situation that challenged her otherwise effective coping skills.

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The Courage to Start Therapy

The Courage to Start Therapy

I have been reflecting on the common misconception that entering therapy is associated with the idea that something “is wrong with you.”  In fact, most of my clients could be classified as high functioning. Often they seek help because they feel stressed by situational pressures.  Often their achievements do not give them the happiness and satisfaction that they had anticipated. More often, there are tensions in their primary relationships with a romantic partner, parent, or child.

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