Contributed by Douglas Flemons

7 Results

Cultivating Empathy

Do We Really Know How Our Clients Feel?

Rather than proclaiming that you understand a client's experience, you're far better off assuming that you don't have a clue what they're going through. Read more

Case Study May 6, 2019

In the Aftermath of Suicide

The Long Journey to Healing

In the wake of a loved one’s suicide, therapists must have the patience to sit with clients as the slow and painful process of healing unfolds. CASE... Read more

consultation September 5, 2013

Talking on the Edge

Assessing the Risk of Suicide

Most clinicians already know the basic questions to ask about a client’s suicidality, but it’s important to go beyond a rote assessment to get a fuller... Read more

Failure to Launch

The Struggle to Leave Home in the 21st Century

By longstanding American tradition, when kids reach a certain age, say 18, 20, 22, they’re expected to fly the home coop and begin living their own... Read more

Case Study May 1, 2007

Finding Flow

Embracing your worst can bring out your best

Learning to enhance performance by embracing doubt and fear. Read more

Case Study July 1, 2006

Failure to Launch

The struggle to leave home in the 21st century

The difficulty young people are having moving away from home today is producing confusion for both parents and kids. Read more

The Tao of Therapy

Helping Clients Experience Their Inner Freedom

Dualistic thinking separates us from our own experience and offers the illusion that we can achieve peace and pleasure by somehow casting out our problems. Read more

Douglas Flemons

Douglas Flemons, PhD, LMFT, lives and maintains a telehealth practice in Asheville, North Carolina. Professor Emeritus of Family Therapy at Nova Southeastern University, he’s coauthor of Relational Suicide Assessment, coeditor of Quickies: The Handbook of Brief Sex Therapy, and author, most recently, of The Heart and Mind of Hypnotherapy.