Walking along this trail the other day I was thinking about the frequent terminology I hear spoken in psychological circles. At times it feels like one is trying to dominate another by using terminology that sets them apart from the everyday individual and sometimes fellow colleagues. The first question I had was if they are passive or unconscious attempts to bolster their narcissistic egos. The second thought I had was that perhaps my dislike for this kind of exchange was my own passive or unconscious attempt to bolster my narcissistic ego. I never did come to an answer and then realized it was less about the answer and more about being able to ask the question.
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My philosophy is simple; your goal is my goal. I work from a relational perspective that is similar to a trusted friend; we will laugh together, cry with each other, and maybe even be angry with each other. It is my belief that the interaction in the room will mirror how you address your relationships outside of therapy. Therefore, it is vital to engage in an authentic manner and not one that reflects a power differential. I have a passion for working with end-of-life issues, grief and bereavement (loss comes in many forms beyond death), and for those that are trying to create a new sense of self. My experiences vary across many areas: working with hospice patients and their families, individuals with Parkinson's Disease and their families, court-mandated families, individuals with traumatic brain injuries, incarcerated individuals, couples, and many people that have just had enough of feeling inadequate and want more from their lives. View all posts by drmichaelmoats