Contributed by Livia Kent

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The Rise of Therapy-Speak

Matthias Barker on Bridging Social Media and the Therapy Room

Influencer and clinician Matthias Barker gives his take on what therapists can do when clinical buzzwords morph into flippant or incorrect notions that clients... Read more

Editor's Note: September/October 2023

Our Love-Hate Relationship with Diagnoses

When we hear the word diagnosis, it’s hard not to think of the DSM. The dreaded DSM. But hating this particular book is nothing new... Read more

Gen Z and Mental Health

Changing the Conversation

As adult therapists around the world weigh in on the youth mental health crisis, a Gen Z’er offers his own view of what our field should keep in mind. Read more

Editor's Note: July/August 2023

Are the Kids All Right?

Together, maybe we can keep making—and protecting—the spaces that today’s kids need to dream their own dreams. Read more

Unmasking the Covert Narcissist in Therapy

A Conversation with Craig Malkin

Author and clinician Craig Malkin, PhD, sits down with Psychotherapy Networker’s editor in chief Livia Kent to talk about how to spot covert narcissism and... Read more

Editor's Note

Rethinking relationships

My editorial Spidey-sense tells me there’s a good chance that some readers will raise an eyebrow—or maybe two—at this issue of the magazine Read more

How did narcissist get to be such a buzzword in our culture? Read more

Editor's Note: January/Feburary 2023

Beginnings and Endings

Welcome to the start of 2023—and the end of good ol’ 2022. Or maybe not so good? However we may feel about it, it’s over and done. Read more

Many sociologists are calling it “the female happiness paradox,” arguing that greater opportunities for work have meant that women’s workloads—as... Read more

In this Networker Live event, editor in chief Livia Kent speaks with EFT trainer Leanne Campbell about helping clients move through strong emotions. Read more

In this Networker Live event, editor in chief Livia Kent talks with author Lynn Lyons, LICSW, about anxiety and families. Read more

Moving Through Grief Using Emotionally Focused Therapy

A Conversation with Leanne Campbell

Based on her article in our July/August issue, EFT trainer Leanne Campbell talks about how to handle grief. Read more

The Fear of Exposure Therapy

An Interview with Jelena Kecmanovic

In this Networker Live event, editor in chief Livia Kent speaks with Dr. Jelena Kecmanovic about her recent article in Psychotherapy Networker on exposure... Read more

Reframing Exposure Therapy

A Conversation with Dr. Jelena Kecmanovic

Based on her article in the September/October issue, Dr. Jelena Kecmanovic talks about exposure therapy and why therapists needn't be afraid of it. Read more

Editor's Note: September/October 2022

The Therapist and The Older Client

Are therapists ready to work with an older population? In this issue, we explore the changing, sometimes challenging needs that attend aging, as well as the... Read more

Editor's Note: July/August 2022

Moving on from 'Move On' Culture

Livia Kent introduces the July/August 2022 issue on grief and how therapists deal with it both personally and professionally. Read more

"Dear Therapist" columnist, podcaster, and author Lori Gottlieb talks with our editor in chief about the challenges of the parent-child relationship. Read more

If play is so vital to our health and well-being, why isn’t it emphasized more in the adult therapy world? And for those who take the leap and inject some... Read more

The Heart of an Affair

A Conversation with Bill Doherty

Bill Doherty talks with Networker on how to help clients get clarity around the ethical dimensions of secret affairs and the dilemmas that often show up in... Read more

Editor's Note - March/April 2022

Reimagining Psychotherapy

In this issue, we investigate how and why therapists around the country—and around the world—are reimagining their work. This rarely means starting from... Read more

How have we come to a place where fully a quarter of Americans aren’t merely disgruntled with family members, but are distressed enough to actually cut them... Read more

The truth is, supervision is harder to come by these days. For a number of reasons that we explore here, some trainees don’t have access to regular... Read more

Editor's Note - September/October 2021

Clinicians’ Attitudes Toward Their Own Struggles

As the culture’s sanctioned authorities on mental health, therapists are still widely expected to be equanimous in the face of inner turmoil. So, outside of... Read more

In the therapy field, especially, we tend to view self-deception as a path to any number of bad ends, like a sense of failure when reality collides with... Read more

I’m inspired by the courage of the therapists featured in this issue, who are stretching beyond their customary professional roles to apply their clinical... Read more

This issue of the Networker came together because of the great love so many people feel for Rich Simon. As soon as we put out word of his death, the messages... Read more

Part of honoring our founder and longtime editor, Rich Simon, who passed away in November, has been to complete this issue, which explores how our current... Read more

Livia Kent

Livia Kent, MFA, is the editor in chief of Psychotherapy Networker. She worked for 10 years with Rich Simon as managing editor of Psychotherapy Networker, and taught writing at American University as well as for various programs around the country. As a bibliotherapist, she’s facilitated therapy groups in Washington, DC-area schools and in the DC prison system. In 2020, she was named one of Folio Magazine’s Top Women in Media “Change-Makers.” She’s the recipient of Roux Magazine‘s Editor’s Choice Award, The Ledge Magazine‘s National Fiction Award, and American University’s Myra Sklarew Award for Original Novel.