Treating Mind and Spirit as One


What Good Will Talking Do?

by Mary Ragan, PhD, LCSW and Executive Director of PSI “What Good Will Talking Do?”Quite a lot, as it turns out.Sometimes people come into therapy saying some version of: “What good will talking do? I know what my problem is and I know what I need to do. Nothing you can say will change the facts; read more

What’s Love Got to do With It?: Getting to the Heart of the Matter

by Julia Kristeller, MEd   In her hit song, Tina Turner begs the question: What’s love got to do, got to do with it? What’s love but a second-hand emotion? What’s love got to do, got to do with it? Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken? She may be singing of read more

From Mindless Din to Deep Mindfulness: The Journey of Spiritually-Oriented Psychotherapy

by Kim Schneiderman, LCSW Several years ago, I participated in a group exercise at a job orientation that became a guiding metaphor about how to remain connected to my inner voice amid the noise of modern life. The goal of the exercise was to walk from one end of a large room to the other, read more

“Beating the Holiday Blues”

 by The Rev. Sarah McCaslin, MDiv, LMSW   Consider the following yes/no questions: ❖Does the holiday season ever fill you with a sense of dread? ❖Do you often wish that the calendar would jump from October to January? ❖Are you missing someone this year? ❖Are you anxious about encountering certain family members at a holiday gathering? read more

“Stories Old and New: Narrative Approaches to Therapy”

  by Kelly Murphy Mason, PsyD, MDiv, LCSW   When anyone declares, “same old story”, it’s intended as a dismissal of sorts. Implicit in this dismissal is our supremely human need to tell new stories alongside more familiar ones. In recent years, narrative approaches to personal healing have proliferated across academic disciplines and helping professions read more