Too Much of a Good Thing: A Case For Imperfection

Throughout my years of practicing psychotherapy, I have seen individuals experiencing a wide range of psychological and emotional distress. One of the more difficult disorders I’ve come to understand is Obsessive-Compulsive disorder—-an eternal quest for perfection. However, I have not observed a disorder that could be considered it’s opposite, an eternal quest for imperfection.  Many […]

The Father Complex in Film

Over the past 60 years there have been a plethora of films about Father-son relationships pointing up the powerful impact of the Father upon emotional and psychological development. Standouts that come to mind are The Godfather, East of Eden, Hud, The Great Santini, In the Name of the Father, Catch Me If You Can, and Big Fish to name a few. These films […]

Cinematherapy: A general discussion

In 1892, one of the greatest inventions ever, paved the way for the big-screen experience. Thomas Edison was one of many inventors that brought the gift of moving pictures to the world. During my years in practice, I came to realize that regular talk-therapy is not always enough to generate changes in a patient’s internal […]