Category Archives: Psychotherapy Articles

Meet Sarah Hemphill, MSW, LSW

What first drew you to the Green House? Coming from a background in medical social work, I was drawn to the Green House as a space where I could gain experience providing long-term psychotherapy.  While I love the intensity of working … Continue reading

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The Distinction between Personal and Positional Power

Why is learning about “personal” versus “positional” power so important? That question is at the core of POWER: A USER’S GUIDE, the latest book by coach, facilitator, educator, and author Julie Diamond, Ph.D. As its title suggests, Power: A User’s … Continue reading

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The Saint Aside

by Brandon Haydon, LCSW And if I say it’s alright to love another one I will smile with calm dignity shift wince to wisdom grin feign peace in your pleasure reach back to pat for a mind as open as … Continue reading

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Why Do Sex Workers Need Our Support?

by Cindy Trawinski, Psy.D. and Cassandra Damm, MSW In a previous article, we introduced the topic of sex work, considered its history and politics, and explored some identifying attributes of the diverse population of individuals sometimes referred to as sex … Continue reading

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Becoming a Trans Ally

by Cindy Trawinski, Psy.D. My world and life, like many people’s, is a mix of privilege and struggle. As a cisgender woman, I have some privileges that trans women and men do not. For example, I can assume that others … Continue reading

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Your Best Friend Tells You They Are Kinky

by Carrie Jameson, LCPC So, your best friend tells you they are kinky and/or they practice BDSM (Bondage and Discipline [BD], Dominance and Submission [Ds], Sadism and Masochism [SM]). Whether it is your best friend, a sibling, parent, or child, … Continue reading

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Eating Meditations: A Practice of Equanimity, Gratitude and Blessing

by Cindy Trawinski, Psy.D. Can mindfulness be useful for difficulties with food and eating habits?  Many think so. Here is an exercise I came across years ago that may help you slow down, name your experience, start to tune into … Continue reading

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Dreaming Our Way Into the Future

by David Bedrick, J.D., Dipl. PW At this time in our world, we may need the power to dream and the ability to understand one another’s dreams more than ever.  Our colleague, David Bedrick, J.D., Dipl. PW has been writing about dreams … Continue reading

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Managing Fear After the Election

by Rami Henrich, LCSW Managing fear has been difficult for many people in the days following the 2016 US Presidential Election.  No matter which candidate you supported, you may find yourself overwhelmed by distressing news reports, tense conversations with loved ones, … Continue reading

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A Gratitude Experiment

by Carrie Jameson, LCPC “Thank you.” Two words most of us say countless times each day.  Saying ‘thank you’ recently came up in a client session and we started processing what that phrase means.  Are we saying the words when … Continue reading

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