Therapist, Psychologist, or Psychiatrist: What’s the Difference?

The office receptionist knocked on my door saying, “We’ve a prospective client on the phone saying they need to make an appointment with a psychologist. We don’t have a psychologist on our staff, do we?”  “No,” I said, “not in the official sense. But lots of people use the term as a generalization for anyContinue reading “Therapist, Psychologist, or Psychiatrist: What’s the Difference?”

Recognizing Self-Harming Behavior

Self-harming behavior is not a new phenomenon.  False prophets in Elijah’s day cut themselves until the blood flowed as they tried to appease the Baal god.  (See 1 Kings 18:28)  However, self-harming behavior among children and teens has been on the rise for the past decade or so. Self-harming behavior (also known as self-injurious, self-mutilation,Continue reading “Recognizing Self-Harming Behavior”