Tag Archives: therapy

How Ellie Beagle: Therapy Dog is Bridging the Gap Between Gamers and Mental Health Clinicians

As any dog owner knows, dogs can be very therapeutic. Generally speaking, though, they can’t actually be therapists. But what if they could? Exploring that magical possibility is a Ellie Beagle: Therapy Dog, an upcoming adventure game by Kelli Dunlap, PsyD. It’s about a canine therapist named Ellie who works with troubled dogs at her […]

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A Quick Guide to the Many Types of Mental Health Professionals

Do you know the difference between a psychiatrist, and psychologist, and a counselor? And if so, do you also know the difference between an LPC, LMFT, LCSW, PsyD, and all those other letters you might find following the names of therapists in Psychology Today’s directory? If you do, then our hats are off to you, […]

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How Therapy Helped a Reporter With His Witcher 3 Romances

Therapy can bring with it all kinds of surprises. For games reporter Nathan Grayson, one of those surprises was that the same issues that were complicating his relationships were also complicating his video game playthroughs. For Valentine’s Day, Grayson bared his heart to Kotaku readers, delving into the ways he sabotaged a recent romantic relationship. […]

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Rooster Teeth Gets Deep Into Mental Health

The folks on Rooster Teeth’s Always Open are willing to talk about just about anything, but in last week’s episode they got particularly personal as they dished about mental health. Barbara Dunkelman, Blaine Gibson and Mariel Salcedo brought therapist and YouTuber Kati Morton to answer questions and have a thorough chat about their own issues, […]

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The Mental Podcast is a Profoundly Honest and Personal Look at Mental Health Issues

I’ve been listening avidly to the first season of The Mental Podcast this week. It’s hosted by comedian Ian Boldsworth (also known as Ray Peacock), but it’s not always a particularly funny podcast. In it, Boldsworth brings in friends and loved ones to talk about mental health — his and theirs, and broader issues on […]

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‘Rat Queens’ Creator Kurtis Wiebe Shares His Strategy for Coping With Depression

Kurtis Wiebe is well-known for creating some amazing comics, including gamer favorite Rat Queens, Peter Panzerfaust, and others. Two years ago, he opened up about his struggles with anorexia, and last week he shared a very personal story about his recent mental health struggles on his blog. Wiebe’s story is a familiar one for many […]

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This Short by Pixar Animators Reflects On Moving Forward When We’ve Caused Harm

Self-forgiveness can be difficult, particularly when you’ve made mistakes that have impacted the lives of other people. Ruminating on guilt isn’t helpful — it doesn’t help the people we’ve harmed with our actions, and it doesn’t help us grow — but that doesn’t mean it’s an easy thing to get over. This brilliant short explores […]

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A Podcaster Shares His Story of Finding Help for Depression

I grew up thinking that “being social” was just the thing you had to do. If you wanted to spend time alone, or didn’t want to go out with your friends to that party, that it was wrong and you should feel bad. A lot of people would very much (and still may) describe me […]

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Recovr Aims to Improve Mental Health Care Access for Young Black People

Finding the right therapist can sometimes be a challenge. Cost and location are factors, and so is fit. If you’re not comfortable with your therapist and you don’t feel they can understand the issues that you face, it’s can be hard to get what you need out of the experience. Recovr is a U.K. startup […]

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These Ads Make Short Work of Mental Health Confusion

Raise your hand if you’ve ever run into this all-too-common situation: you’re talking to a friend or family member about your mental health, and they ask you, point-blank, if you’re sure you’re really depressed or anxious, because “everyone has bad days,” or “everyone feels like that sometimes.” Or maybe you’ve run through those same questions […]

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