In Help Me! A Psychotherapist’s Tried-and-True Techniques for a Happier Relationship with Yourself and the People You Love, Dr. Richard Joelson, a respected psychotherapist with a loyal and long-time counseling practice, presents real-life challenges and the practical solutions that have worked for his patients. His insights are accessible and valuable for people in psychotherapy treatment, but also provide guidance for those who have not yet been able to find the help they need.
The essays in Help Me! address a variety of topics to enlighten, inform, and educate readers. They are tools to increase knowledge, strengthen personal resources, and contribute to overall well-being. Topics including anxiety, depression, stress management, relationship counseling, self esteem, and trauma are addressed in a conversational yet concrete manner.
Dr. Joelson believes that when we become informed consumers regarding mental health and available counseling or psychotherapy services, obtaining proper treatment is much more likely and enduring. As a practicing psychotherapist for over four decades, he is gratified when clients obtain benefit from a new way of understanding an issue with which they have struggled. He recognizes that sometimes this happens best in a clinical setting but other times people can benefit from a good self-help book. That’s where Help Me! comes in.
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Table of ContentsIntroduction. Author's Note. Being: Our Relationship to Ourselves (following section): Easier or Better?; Thinking Instead of Doing; Resilience; How Not to Feel Sorry for Yourself; Saying No and Accepting No; Why Am I Shy?; Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory; Pride or Boastfulness?; Complicated Mourning; Handling Mistakes and Failures; The Problem with Happiness; Being Kind to Yourself; Self-Blame or Self-Inquiry?; Handling Rather Than Avoiding; Complaining; Sore Losers; Worrying; Fears, Feelings, and Facts; I Can't Afford That; What If and So What?; Road and Sideline Rage; Personal Decision-Making; Good Enough-Excellent-Perfect; Premature Quitting; Personal Propaganda Yet; Living: Our Relationships with Others (following section): Handling Criticism; How Could They Have Said That?; Cancer of the Mood; Forgive and Forget; Listening Patience; More Listening Patience; Do You Want My Help or Don't You?; Self-Care and the Care of Others; Blaming; Refuting Compliments; Maladapting; Well, If You Put It That Way; Defensiveness; More Thoughts about Defensiveness; Loving: Our Partnered Relationships (following section): Some Thoughts on What Makes a Relationship Successful; Chronic Couples Conflict; Mixed Signals; When Intimacy Breeds Conflict; Is Dependency Unhealthy?; Marriage Is a Verb, Not a Noun; Marital Dating; Ambivalationships; Anger and Couples; Am I Dating or Am I in a Relationship?; Saying "I'm Sorry"; "I'm Really Glad We Had This Talk"; If There Is an Us, What Happens to Me?; Having to Be Right; At the Mercy of the Other; Handling Your Needs; Reacting and Responding; Don't Just Do Something-Stand There!; Thriving: In All of Our Relationships (following section): Problem or Condition?; Think Better, Change Better; Relief or Change?; Insight Rich and Change Poor; Syntonic and Dystonic; Too Little Sleep; Locus of Control; Coping with the Effects of Trauma; Hidden Depression; Patient-Doctor Communication; Hindsight, Insight, and Foresight. Resources. Acknowledgments.