Psychotherapy

Misleading Claims by Lyra Health

Misleading Claims by Lyra Health

Many in the field of psychotherapy, including practitioners and marketing personnel, are currently using the term “evidence-based therapy” to refer to something quite different from what someone might otherwise assume. The specific claims by Lyra Health of providing “evidence-based psychotherapy exclusively” is particularly problematic, as these claims not only hurt the consumers of psychotherapy by misleading them and restricting their choices, but it is also discriminatory by explicitly excluding psychotherapy models that have a different value-base from being considered legitimate forms of therapy. Complaint filed to the California Department of Insurance and the California Department of Managed Health Care.

Money Matters in Therapy - Charging Clients, Cancellation Fees, Negotiating and Enforcing Rules

Money Matters in Therapy - Charging Clients, Cancellation Fees, Negotiating and Enforcing Rules

A therapist’s guide to building a framework for making informed decisions around money matters, to navigate and think through the relevant practice rules and policies, especially around when to be flexible and open to negotiating vs. enforcing the set rules regarding fees.

Treat Misleading Claims Of Evidence-Based Psychotherapy As False Advertising - A Letter to Licensing Boards

Treat Misleading Claims Of Evidence-Based Psychotherapy As False Advertising - A Letter to Licensing Boards

A request to the California Board of Behavioral Sciences to treat misleading claims of “evidence-based psychotherapy” as false advertising. This letter may be used as a sample to draft your own letter to your state’s licensing board. This endeavor is supported by Psychotherapy Action Network ( PsiAN.org) - Please consider joining the organization. Membership is free, and open to clinicians from all theoretical orientations who value therapy that is person-centered, relationship-oriented and of depth.

"There is no daughter."

"There is no daughter."

The only way to get past emotional pain,  is through it. This short article underscores the importance of being present with emotions in the healing process.

Finding Healing and Connection in the Therapeutic Relationship

Highlighting the transformational and transpersonal aspects of the therapy process on both the client and the therapist.

Investigating False Claims of Evidence-Based Psychotherapy

Investigating False Claims of Evidence-Based Psychotherapy

The false narratives of evidence-based claims are perpetuating turf-wars between psychotherapy models and failing our clients. This article creates awareness of the harmful effects of the false either-or argument between person-centered and techniques-centered groups. It also provides a clear and compelling case in calling practitioners and researchers across different psychotherapy models to unite together to work towards true evidence-based psychotherapy practice.