When Your Therapist Seems Very Different From You

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When Your Therapist Seems Very Different From You By Aisha Abbasi M.D. Have you ever wondered if therapy can work when a therapist and patient are different from each other? Many have fears of differences and fascinations with strangeness; this is universal, yet individually determined for each of us. These may include the patient’s perception of differences in gender, external appearances, ways of … Read More

Usefulness of Transference during Therapy

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Usefulness of Transference during Therapy By Aisha Abbasi M.D. Transference is a simple term to describe the process of unconsciously transferring feelings. When therapy patients get involved in a regular treatment plan, especially one that involves a higher frequency of sessions per week, they often start having feelings about the therapist that are similar to feelings they had or have about other important … Read More

Perspective for Parents with College-Bound Teens

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Perspective for Parents with College-Bound Teens By Aisha Abbasi M.D. The college application process is often a time marked by high anxiety for teenagers and their parents, rather than being a time of anticipation and pleasures about a new phase of life.  As your teenagers prepare to apply to college, here are five tips to create perspective: Fair Decision-Making: Contrary to most of … Read More