Re Dexamethasone therapy for Covid19

Per Dr. Walton, a physician friend who has been treating coronavirus: “This is just a brief comment as I’ve gotten some questions about the press release regarding dexamethasone (a type of steroid) as therapy for COVID19. The first thing to understand is that the full study has not yet been released to the medical community…Read more Re Dexamethasone therapy for Covid19

Overcoming – 2. Humility

This post is on the second most common theme or trait I see in patients who succeed in therapy: Humility. There are two kinds of humility I see in patients who succeed. (1) The humility to be a compliant and responsible medical patient. (2) The humility to live in the reality that clinicians and physicians…Read more Overcoming – 2. Humility

Overcoming – 1. Commitment

This past year, I continued to have the honor to work with patients who struggle with chronic and complex difficulties ranging from physical pains to suicidal ideation and suicidal attempts. There is a common pattern I notice in patients who win in their care. The next couple blogs will be about their common characteristics. The…Read more Overcoming – 1. Commitment

In-Between Moments: 3. Afternoon Prayer for Patients

I generally reserve Saturdays for my patients who are in crisis with suicidal ideation. I know I cannot do this work alone, and on my own. I need to pray, and I need others to pray with me. This is today's prayer. Dear God, Thank You for being in the ministry of healing. Thank You…Read more In-Between Moments: 3. Afternoon Prayer for Patients

The Therapist’s Couch – 2. (Your) Comfort

Dear Friends, Something clicks when I see my patients get comfy on the couch. I bear witness:  This therapy couch is not only for them, but made by them. The postpartum mom who finally has a moment to release her self-expression, after she tried to keep a perfect facade up for others' comfort everywhere else--collapses…Read more The Therapist’s Couch – 2. (Your) Comfort