When Cancer Strikes: Emotions Stirred by Physical Illness

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Breast Cancer Psychology

When Cancer Strikes: Emotions Stirred by Physical Illness –By Aisha Abbasi M.D.- Sarah contacted me soon after her breast cancer diagnosis. When we met for the first therapy session, she was emotional about her illness and cried bitterly.  Sarah kept asking, “How could this happen to me? I don’t understand. Why would I get cancer?” I empathized with her pain and fear.  I … Read More

When Your Therapist Seems Very Different From You

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Therapist Patients Therapy

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