Some Kind of Therapist

Stephanie Winn
The psychology of everyday life
Created 07 Oct 2021
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  • Can therapy cure gender dysphoria?
    28 Nov 20211 day ago • 4 min read • 2 2
    A friend recently reached out to me with this question: “How common is therapy as a successful cure for [gender] dysphoria? I was under the impression that some people have neurological development is...
  • Be kind to tomorrow
    09 Nov 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    The path to success does not require that you try to be better than the person you were yesterday. It only asks that you try to be kind to the person you will be tomorrow. Life never stops moving. We ...
  • I am fascinated by detransitioners. You should be, too.
    06 Nov 2021 • 9 min read • 18 3
    I am fascinated by detransitioners for two big reasons: they are a brand new, rapidly growing population that has yet to be adequately understood and helped by therapists as well as communities at lar...
  • Information on psychedelics is censored. Self-harm is not.
    06 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Today I wanted to find someone from the Oregon Psilocybin Society who would be willing to chat with me on my podcast about Oregon Measure 109 that was passed in November, 2020. Contrary to a common mi...
  • The drug commercial of the era
    04 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 6 0
    Imagine this drug commercial: It begins with a depressed looking 15 year old girl sitting on a park bench alone, her head hanging low, a frown on her face, a baggy sweatshirt draping over her developi...
  • Principled excellence as moral duty; harmonious peacefulness as congruent repose
    30 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    These two phrases — principled excellence as moral duty; harmonious peacefulness as congruent repose — come from Enneagram expert Chris Heuertz’s descriptions of the essential strivings of Enneatypes ...
  • Cultivate emotional balance by developing your core strength
    29 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    As a therapist, people frequently come to me for help with codependency. They feel as though they are living their lives primarily in reaction to others’ behaviors, feelings, and needs. They complain ...
  • Six life lessons from The Great British Baking Show
    24 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    The Great British Baking Show is adorable. Here is my quirky, psychological take on why. 1. Get a (real) hobby Baking is a hobby. More broadly speaking, cooking is too. Gardening, painting, sketching,...
  • Call to action: detransitioners, desisters, & parents of ROGD youth
    24 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 2 2
    Detransitioners, desisters, and parents of Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria youth: what would you like mental health professionals to know? How have you been disappointed, coerced, betrayed, misunderstood...
  • An analysis of striking, brand new data on detransitioners
    20 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 1 2
    Individuals Treated for Gender Dysphoria with Medical and/or Surgical Transition Who Subsequently Detransitioned: A Survey of 100 Detransitioners, by Lisa Littman, was recently published October 19, 2...
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