Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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How psychotherapy can work for people of all backgrounds
Loren Soeiro, Ph.D. ABPP
Do you feel as if a loved one is controlling you (or confusing you) by manipulating your emotions? Here's how to understand the personality dynamics that may be causing it.
Are you certain you need to bail out of your relationship, but worried about the way it might crash and burn? These guidelines can help you land it safely.
What's really happening in your brain after the end of a significant relationship, and what can you do to start feeling better, faster?
Therapists are obligated to protect the public, but that sometimes means breaking a patient's trust. Here’s what that could mean to you, and what to do if it ever were to happen.
The psychological problems of fictional supervillains might be a lot more intense than anything you'd see in reality, but scratch the surface and you'll find real psychopathology.
You can learn a lot about psychopathology from reading Batman comic books, where the villains are psychological disorders writ large, wearing their diagnoses like costumes.
What's the best way to get your needs recognized by others—both at work and at home?
Have you ever had the unnerving experience of running into your therapist when you're not at all ready to see him or her? How will it likely play out and why?
It's easy to come up with a reason not to seek help through psychotherapy—but not every rationalization really holds up.
Have you ever noticed a concerning trend in your relationships at work, with friends, and with family? Here's one way to think about what you might be bringing to the problem.
What's the right thing to do if you've started therapy, but you're not sure you feel a connection to your psychologist? Here's a tip that could get the treatment back on track.
America's political landscape is deeply divided, and sometimes our families and friendships are, too. Here's how to talk to people whose political opinions you can't understand.
Ever feel like one type of person in some relationships, and a completely different one in others? Here's how psychotherapy uses this phenomenon to bring about change and insight.
Do you argue with your partner often? A little self-awareness can go a long way.
For the first time in their lives, today's young adults are making big decisions when there are no do-overs.
We all feel awful in the weeks and months after the death of someone close. But what can you do if the grief goes on and on, and you can't stop thinking about the person you lost?
The entire millennial generation has been criticized as narcissistic and entitled. Can this really be true?
Is it true that some people are too poor, or too rich, to benefit from psychotherapy? Or do Americans from all points on the spectrum suffer in similar ways?
Loren Soeiro, Ph.D., ABPP, is a psychologist in private practice in New York City, specializing in helping people find success, fulfillment, and peace in their relationships and their work.