Liza Finlay

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Some Mental Health Myths to Forget About in 2013

(4) Comments | Posted December 24, 2012 | 11:59 AM

They're trite. They're tired. They're untrue. We may not even be aware of it, but most of us live by a set of aphorisms that are, quite frankly, made up. Fictions. Fallacies.

In our psychotherapy practice, we call these myth-conceptions pop-culture poppycock that stubbornly persists despite having no scientific...

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Couples Work: How to Survive Holiday Gift-Giving

(1) Comments | Posted December 9, 2012 | 11:00 PM

Last Christmas, my best friend's spouse bought her a pair of furry, leopard panties -- size XXL. He's never lived it down.

But even that unfortunate purchase is eclipsed by a gift one of my clients received from her mate: a pair of nose-hair clippers, sent, with love, from "The...

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Turns Out Empathy is Contagious

(1) Comments | Posted November 30, 2012 | 4:43 PM

Is empathy contagious? Turns out it is.

That may be hard to believe. Especially at this time of year, when frantic shoppers cut lines to snag deals and even the good folk at the Salvation Army fall prey to thieving employees.

But, in fact, empathy is part...

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