Why You Should Run, Not Walk, Into Talk Therapy

Almost everyone I know is or has been in psychotherapy. Individual, group, couples, all of the above. This is not only because I am myself a clinical psychologist with a lot of clinical psychologist friends, but also because I live in New York City, where people see therapists like they go to the gym.

What Kind of Patient Stiffs Her Shrink?

I started a private practice two years ago. In graduate school we’d been encouraged to try our hand at negotiating fees, and so this aspect of my nascent endeavor didn’t feel so new to me, but no one had ever introduced the idea that a fee, once agreed upon, might quickly become a moot point.