Off the Couch

Thoughts about the therapeutic process, and the dynamics of client-therapist interactions.

An Electronic Moratorium–Good or Bad Idea for Your Teen?

A friend’s fourteen-year-old son is on his way to a four week electronic-free camping trip. Four weeks without a cellphone or a computer–no Instagram, Snapchat, Pheed, Keek, tweets, texts or selfies. My friend says it will be the best thing that ever happened to him. Her husband worries that he'll be lost without contact with his friends. Read More

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F. Diane Barth, L.C.S.W., is a psychotherapist, teacher, and author in private practice in New York City.

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