The Blogs

Crisis Knocks

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New Psychology Today blog about getting through a crisis by PPB ed, Will Baum, LCSW.


http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/crisis-knocks

Meira Shupack, MSW

Sunday, December 20, 2009

"I am trained in several approaches  but I am most excited about Somatic Transformation work. This practice is a clinical application of the newest research that validates the oldest human wisdom of the importance of relatedness and focuses it to bring about healing and wellness."

http://meirapsychotherapy.com/

Relationship Dilemmas

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Blog by a married couple of dual-degreed therapists, John and Sally Connolly, LCSW/LMFT.


http://relationshipdilemmas.wordpress.com/

Private Practice from the Inside Out

Friday, December 11, 2009

"Tamara G. Suttle, M.Ed., LPC has maintained a private clinical practice since 1991 and founded Private Practice from the Inside Out in 2003. She has spent almost 20 years consulting and teaching marketing strategies to health care professionals like you."

http://www.allthingsprivatepractice.com/

Running with Scissors and Loving It

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Blog by Michael Baker, TLMFT: "Michael graduated with his undergraduate degree from McPherson College and his Master's Degree from Friends University. He plans to begin working on his PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy from Kansas State University in the fall of 2011. Mike did his clinical internship work at Friends University Center on Family Living. His clinical interests include children's mental health, ADHD and conduct disorders and parent-child relationships. Michael also works with gay and lesbian concerns and gender-related issues."

http://mikebakermft.blogspot.com/

Psychjourney Podcast

"Audio interviews with experts in psychology, psychiatry, and health."

http://psychjourney.libsyn.com/rss

The No Hype Marketing Mentor

Saturday, November 28, 2009

The tagline for Deah Curry's practice marketing blog: "Getting More Clients to Your Door with Grace and Ease for Solopreneurs in the Healing Arts"

http://thenohypementor.blogspot.com/

Manage Your Emotions

Lafayette, Indiana LCSW Buck Black's blog.  Recent posts:
http://buckblack.com/blogger.shtml

Dr. Kathleen Young

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

"Dr. Young is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience. She has been in private practice in Chicago, Illinois since 1992. She incorporates aspects of psychodynamic,  relational therapy and dialectical behavior therapy into her approach to psychotherapy. Her career focus has been on treating trauma and its aftermath.

She is also an EMDR trained therapist and has completed the Illinois 40-hour Domestic Violence Training. She has coordinated a program dedicated to providing education about and treatment for intimate partner, interpersonal and community violence in the LGBT communities."


http://drkathleenyoung.wordpress.com/

From the Desk of Dr. Scott

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

"Dr. Scott Haltzman is board certified in Psychiatry and is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor at Brown University Department of Psychiatry and the Medical Director of NRI Community Services in Woonsocket, Rhode Island."

http://drhaltzman.blogspot.com/

Dr. Michelle Ganon

"Dr Michelle Gannon is a Psychologist, Couples Therapist, Relationship Expert, Marriage Prep 101 Workshop Founder, Wife, Mother, Daughter and Friend.

She has been in private practice in San Francisco for 20 years helping individuals and couples with relationship issues, self esteem, depression, anxiety, family of origin issues, parenthood, career and life transitions. She also specializes in women’s issues such as work/life balance, body image, intimacy and sexuality, pregnancy, infertility, transition to motherhood, perimenopause, parenting, friendship, and helping women develop a strong sense of self."

http://drmichellegannon.com/

Marketing a Private Practice

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Practice-building consultant Juliet Austin's blog about attracting and keeping clients.

http://marketingaprivatepractice.com/

Stressed to Zest

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Dr. James Hawkins writes, "The key purpose of this blog/website on stress, health and wellbeing is to be helpful. It is written for various overlapping groups of people – clients who have come to see me for therapy, other health professionals, and interested members of the general public. I also write for myself – to explore and clarify my own thoughts and feelings."


http://goodmedicine.org.uk/stressedtozest

Build Better Relationships

Friday, November 13, 2009

Dawn Lipthrott, LCSW explains, "My purpose in creating this blog is to raise awareness and discussion on creating more conscious and ethical relationships in love, life, work and the world. Our lives are a network of relationships with people, events, places, things, and the larger context that holds us all. I think we can do better and I hope this blog will contribute to a more positive direction."

http://buildbetterrelationships.blogspot.com/

Links for Shrinks

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Julie Cohen, MFT's "ramblings about helping therapists build an online presence for their private practice."


http://linksforshrinks.blogspot.com/

Lisa Holland, PhD

"I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Doctoral degree in Psychology and the founder of HollandHeart. My specialty is Medical Family Therapy; I help people who are struggling with illness and stressful emotions that affect their health.

My interest in emotions grew out of my own healing from an accidental electrocution and resulting cardiac arrest. The electrocution, which happened in childhood, affected my memory and my ability to understand the meaning of certain words, therefore, I learned to rely on cues from my emotions."


http://lisahollandphd.com/blog/

Chris Tickner, MFT

Monday, November 9, 2009

"Chris Tickner, MFT is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in Pasadena, CA. With over 12 years of experience, Chris approaches psychotherapy with an eclectic mix of cutting edge neuroscience, Eastern spiritual practice, somatic psychology, humor, wisdom, and plain old compassion and understanding."

http://pasadenapsychotherapy.wordpress.com/

Your Mind, Your Body

Sunday, November 8, 2009

"Good health means taking care of your mind and your body. But with so much information available, it can be difficult to know the best ways to get and stay healthy. We’re writing this blog so you’ll have a credible, trusted resource to help you and your family live healthier lives.

We are psychologists, health professionals specially trained in helping people make lifestyle and behavior changes and better cope with life’s problems. Most of us have our own practices, helping people during sessions of psychotherapy. But you can also find us working in hospitals, schools, nursing homes and universities. You may even see us collaborating with physicians, helping you prevent diseases or better manage any ailments."

http://www.yourmindyourbody.org/

Peter H. Brown

Friday, November 6, 2009

"Peter is a Clinical Psychologist who has a well established private practice and consultancy in Brisbane Australia...He has worked together with Dr Carolyn Russell in a unique and innovative clinic for patients with complex combinations of medical and psychological issues."

Personal Growth Development

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

"Stephen Borgman, a licensed clinical professional counselor at Perakis, Resis, Woods, and Associates, has spent twelve years working with children, adolescents and adults in residential, hospital and educational settings. Stephen's approach is relational, cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused."

http://www.stephenborgman.com/

GoodTherapy.org

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Good Therapy, primarily a find-a-therapist service, also offers a decent blog.  Trying to promote a practice?  Try submitting articles for the site:

http://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/

Sex Addiction Los Angeles

Thursday, October 29, 2009

"Straight talk, up-to-date information and resources for individuals and couples about sexual addiction, cybersex addiction, sexual anorexia, sexual desire and sexual dysfunction." Recent posts:
http://www.sexaddictionlosangeles.com/

Dr. Shock

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A blog from Walter van den Broek, Dutch psychiatrist:

http://www.shockmd.com/

The Amazing World of Psychiatry

Home to Dr. Justin Marley's thoughts, reviews, and reflections.  Some recent posts:
http://theamazingworldofpsychiatry.wordpress.com/

Buckeye Psychiatry

"Adam Brandemihl, M.D., D.A.B.P.N. is a board certified psychiatrist in Dublin, Ohio. He treats adult patients and older teenagers with diagnoses ranging from ADHD, to anxiety and mood disorders. He was trained at The Ohio State University and is an avid sports fan."

http://buckeyepsych.wordpress.com/

The Wise Counsel Podcast

Sunday, October 25, 2009

"Audio interviews on topics on mental health and psychotherapy."

http://www.mentalhelp.net/poc/view_index.php?idx=119&w=9

Or, if that link breaks (which it looks like it might), just try http://www.mentalhelp.net/ (blog + free therapist listing)

Inner Work

Welcome to the blog by...
...Jungian speakers and co-authors Robert A. Johnson and Jerry M. Ruhl. Gather round the cyber campfire, share a dream from last night or your waking dreams for a more meaningful life. Partake of teaching stories, myths, symbols, images - from ancient traditions to the latest celluloid wonder. We welcome your input.
http://innerworkjohnson.blogspot.com/

Staff Psychologist / Will Meek PhD

Blog by Will Meek, PhD:
I am a licensed psychologist in the state of Washington, work primarily as Staff Psychologist / Director of Counseling Services at Washington State University Vancouver. I also have a private practice in Vancouver, WA, [and] am an adjunct professor at Portland State University.
http://www.staffpsychologist.com/
http://www.willmeekphd.com/

The Relaxed Therapist

About:
Ever wonder why all the really useful stuff never seems to make it into print? You know, the insights & tricks our supervisors impart to us after we’ve confessed to our latest screw-up?

Over the past 17 years working in the NHS, I’ve been given numerous hints & tips by supervisors, colleagues, trainees and clients, most of which aren’t to be found in any textbook.

I’ve passed these on to my trainees (and they’ve passed them on to theirs) but maybe it’s time we stopped relying on word of mouth and started sharing our hard-won experience.
http://www.relaxedtherapist.com/

Just Noticeable Differences

"I'm a psychologist, trained as a scientist, and practicing as a clinician. I write mostly about psychology, but I also talk about science, religion, politics and other issues as they affect my practice."

http://justnoticeabledifferences.blogspot.com/

Commitment to Living

"Family therapist [Anthony Pisani, PhD] learns and teaches about suicide risk and prevention."

http://commitmenttoliving.com/

In the Room

Saturday, October 24, 2009

"This blog provides a forum for discussion of therapeutic technique..."  Recent posts:

http://gandalwaven.typepad.com/intheroom/

ShrinkWrapped

"A psychoanalyst attempts to understand our world."

http://shrinkwrapped.blogs.com/

Practice Effects

"Random blather and nattering of a newly licensed clinical neuropsychologist juggling a budding private practice, family, volunteering and sanity. I am a highly trained professional. Don't try this at home, kids."

http://www.drsharna.blogspot.com/

Jung at Heart

"I am a Jungian psychotherapist with 35 years of experience. I have offices in Belfast and Falmouth, Maine and also offer therapy by telephone."

http://www.jung-at-heart.com/jung_at_heart/

Dr. Bliss

Posts by "Dr. Joy Bliss" on Maggie's Farm, a group blog:

http://maggiesfarm.anotherdotcom.com/authors/14-Dr-Joy-Bliss

Solution Focused Change

Thursday, October 22, 2009

From Coert Visser in the Netherlands.  Some recent posts:
http://solutionfocusedchange.blogspot.com/

Normal Eating

One of several eating disorder-themed blogs from Gurze Books.

Normal Eating:
http://www.eatingdisordersblogs.com/healthy/

The others:
http://www.eatingdisordersblogs.com/

Change Therapy

From Isabella Mori, in Vancouver, B.C., focusing on eating disorders, depression, and chronic pain. 

http://www.moritherapy.org/

The Last Psychiatrist

A psychiatrist weighs in on varied topics.  Recent posts:

 http://thelastpsychiatrist.com/

From the Couch

From Laura Lefelar-Barch, EdS, LMFT, a dream work focused blog.  From the sidebar:

Dream Work Tips for Psychotherapists:

1. Whether to Introduce Dream Work to Psychotherapy
2. Helping a Client Remember and Record Dreams
3. Exploration Stage of Dream Work
4. Insight/Interpretation Stage of Dream Work
5. Action/Behavioral Stage of Dream Work
6. Working with Nightmare
    http://dreamingsymbols.blogspot.com/

    Blogging Behavioral

    "My name is Sandy Andrews, Ph.D. I am a clinical psychologist practicing in Texas. My theoretical foundation is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Systems Theory. My blog's intent (and they all have one, whether they admit it or not) is to share some of what I know about clinical psychology and perspectives gained from across the couch."

    http://bloggingbehavioral.blogspot.com/

    Dr. Deb

    "My name is Deborah Serani, Psy.D. and I am a psychologist who specializes in depression and trauma. I also enjoy writing and serving as a resource for psychologically related issues in magazines, newspapers, radio and television. . . anything that can bring psychology and psychoanalysis to a wider audience."

    http://drdeborahserani.blogspot.com/

    Cognitive Daily

    Wednesday, October 21, 2009

    "Cognitive Daily reports nearly every day on fascinating peer-reviewed developments in cognition from the most respected scientists in the field."

    http://scienceblogs.com/cognitivedaily/

    Love, Sex, Attraction...and Science

    Just what it sounds like--the science of love, sex, and attraction.  Some sidelinked posts:

    http://jenapincott.wordpress.com/

    The Situationist

    Not private practice, but of interest.  Name/mission explained:
    There is a dominant conception of the human animal as a rational, or at least reasonable, preference-driven chooser, whose behavior reflects preferences, moderated by information processing and will, but little else. Laws, policies, and the most influential legal theories are premised on that same conception. Social psychology and related fields have discovered countless ways in which that conception is wrong. “The situation” refers to causally significant features around us and within us that we do not notice or believe are relevant in explaining human behavior. “Situationism” is an approach that is deliberately attentive to the situation. It is informed by social science—particularly social psychology, social cognition, cognitive neuroscience and related fields—and the discoveries of market actors devoted to influencing consumer behavior—marketers, public relations experts, and the like. The Situationist is a forum for scholars, students, lawyers, policymakers, and interested citizens to examine, discuss, and debate the effect of situational forces – that is, non-salient factors around and within us – on law, policy, politics, policy theory, and our social, political, and economic institutions.

    http://thesituationist.wordpress.com/

    Mind Hacks

    "Neuroscience and psychology tricks to find out what's going on inside your brain." Recent posts:
    http://www.mindhacks.com/

    Positive Psychology Blogs

    Pulled from happier.com's blogroll, happiness how-to's, in blog form, times two:

    Happier.com

    Positive Psychology is on the march at happier.com, "a personal trainer for your happiness."

    http://blog.happier.com/

    Pasadena Therapist

    Tuesday, October 20, 2009

    Blog by Kalea Chapman, PsyD. From the top posts list:

    Brain Blogger

    Brain Blogger is...

    ...an award winning blog that covers topics from multidimensional biopsychosocial perspectives. We review the latest news and research related toneuroscience/neurology, psychology/psychiatry, andhealth/healthcare. Our blog serves as a focal point for attracting new minds beyond the basic sciences of the mind-and-brain and into the biopsychosocial model.

    This project is an official undertaking of the Global Neuroscience Initiative Foundation (GNIF) — a major international non-profit charity organization for the advancement of neurological and mental health patient welfare, education, and research.

    The Psychology Corner

    Group blog on a variety of psych-related topics. Subtitle: "Everyday psychology."

    http://psychologycorner.wordpress.com/

    Psych Scamp

    Jennifer Riley's blog about "psychiatry, psychology, philosophy, and personal opinion for patients, therapists, and students." Her self-description:
    I am currently a researcher in neuropsychiatry, though my formal education background is in physics and biology. My primary career interest is pediatric psychiatry, though I find I am swaying more to the young adult category with increasing experience. I am not a doctor, but I go to rounds, read medical journals, and work with patients. I am also a patient myself. The articles posted here are the result of my varied exposures to the world of psychiatry.

    Exploring Psychology

    David Webb's blog...
    ...IS THE PLACE WHERE I HIGHLIGHT AND EXPLORE THE MOST FASCINATING AND COMPELLING PSYCHOLOGY RELATED NEWS AND RESEARCH. WHETHER YOU ARE NEW TO PSYCHOLOGY, CURRENTLY STUDYING OR THINKING ABOUT STUDYING PSYCHOLOGY, OR CONSIDER YOURSELF AN EXPERT IN THE FIELD, I VERY MUCH HOPE THAT YOU FIND THE MATERIAL FEATURED ON THE EXPLORING PSYCHOLOGY BLOG INTERESTING.

    The Carlat Psychiatry Blog

    Dr. Daniel Carlat's pharma-focused blog "supporting the search for honesty in medical education."

    http://carlatpsychiatry.blogspot.com/

    World of Psychology

    A group blog from PsychCentral (one of Time's best sites of 2008, if the tag in the corner of the home page is to be believed).

    http://psychcentral.com/blog/

    PsyBlog

    Very slick blog by Jeremy Dean, a researcher at University College London. Recent popular posts:
    http://www.spring.org.uk/

    Psychology Today Blogs

    Dozens of blogs (indexed here) about all things psych. Too much to actually read, but here's the link:

    http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog

    CorePsych Blog

    "Dr. Charles Parker reports on core brain and body science: psychology and mind evolve." Focused on ADHD and brain chemistry.

    http://www.corepsychblog.com/

    Psychlinks Mental Health Blog

    Ottowa psychologist Dr. David Baxter's blog, part of psychlinks, his Internet mini-empire. Recent posts:
    http://blog.psychlinks.ca/

    Garth Kroeker

    Monday, October 19, 2009

    Psychiatrist Garth Kroeker's self-titled blog features "A discussion about psychiatry, mental illness, emotional problems, and things that help." Recent posts, to get a flavor:
    Looks good.

    Simple Marriage

    Have sex.

    Often.

    Slow down.

    Connect.

    Slow down.

    Talk.

    And other wisdom on keeping a relationship together from Corey Allan, PhD.

    http://www.simplemarriage.net/

    Shrink Rap

    Sunday, October 18, 2009

    Blog maintained by three psychiatrists, who also do a podcast (My Three Shrinks). Subtitle:
    Dinah, ClinkShrink, & Roy introduce Shrink Rap: a blog by Psychiatrists for Psychiatrists. A place to talk; no one has to listen. All patient vignettes are confabulated; the psychiatrists, however, are mostly real. --Topics include psychotherapy, humor, depression, bipolar, anxiety, schizophrenia, medications, antidepressants, antipsychotics, ethics, psychopharmacology, forensic and correctional psychiatry, psychology, mental health, chocolate, and emotional support ducks. Don't ask.
    Shrink Rap's links to other psychiatrist blogs is here--to be added in time to this directory.

    http://psychiatrist-blog.blogspot.com/

    Live Mindfully

    Take it away...
    We are a group practice in Chicago, offering professional education, mindfulness-informed psychotherapy, courses in Mindful Eating and Stress Reduction, and Mindfulness-Based Wellness Services. This blog is our attempt to encourage all of us as we practice mindfulness and participate in these programs. Read more about the therapists at IHP on our website
    Great links to meditation MP3s and such.

    http://livemindfully.blogspot.com/

    HealthSkills Weblog

    "Skills for healthly living for health professionals living in chronic pain management."

    Filed under "Top Posts":
    http://healthskills.wordpress.com/

    Child Development Partners

    Blog by Susan Giurleo, PhD covers what you might think it would cover--kid stuff. Some recent posts:http://www.childdevelopmentpartners.com/blog/

    Where the Client Is

    PPB-keeper's newish blog about "Launching and growing a private psychotherapy practice." Early posts cover finding an office, getting insured, putting up a web site, getting clients, etc.

    http://wheretheclientis.blogspot.com

    Psychotherapy Perspectives

    In blog's own words:
    This blog is dedicated to discussion of Psychotherapy and any issues people want to bring up pertaining to this subject. It is maintained and authored by Davis Mintun Professional Services Inc., an Indianapolis-based psychotherapy partnership.
    Some recent posts:
    http://davismintun.com/blog.htm

    Everyone Needs Therapy

    Long-running therapy blog with loyal following. Subtitle captures the spirit:
    This social work blog reflects my multi-disciplinary scholarship, academic degrees, and all kinds of letters after my name to make me feel big. Psychoeducational and happy, I'd consider guest lecturing in a warm, sunny climate, topic your choice. The blog is NOT to diagnose, treat, or replace human to human legal, psychological or medical professional advice. References to people, with the exception of myself, and events except those about me, and even some of those, are entirely fictional.
    http://everyoneneedstherapy.blogspot.com/

    Welcome

    Friday, October 16, 2009

    Arriving momentarily on these pages, a directory of blogs by private practitioners about private practice. Mental health is the initial focus--MFTs, MSWs, LCSWs, PsyDs, PhDs, MDs--but...the more the merrier. Have a blog that you write or like and want to see listed? Write privatepracticeblogs-at-gmail.com to submit. Let the directory begin!