Contributed by Mark O'Connell

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Open Book July 1, 2023

The Radical Act of Embodying Your Voice

How to Take Space and Make Space

A new book from a renowned speech coach invites us to reflect on how we embody our true voices in our lives—and in the therapy room. Read more

Case Study March 22, 2022

“Be Yourself—But Don’t”

Mixed Messages from a Mother to Her Gay Son

What happens when loving mothers of gay sons unknowingly send them mixed messages about being themselves? Read more

Should Therapists Go Back to an Office?

Deepening Our Work “Off Stage”

Seeing clients through the COVID-19 crisis has shown us not only that psychotherapy can be effective outside the traditional frame—complete with an office... Read more

The Audition

From Our Symposium Storytelling Event

What do you do when you're wrong for the part? Read more

Character Work

What Therapists Can Learn from Actors

Therapists can flop in their “performance” with clients, coming off as inauthentic or over the top. One former actor discovers how to embody the kind of... Read more

Mark O'Connell

Mark O’Connell, LCSW-R, MFA, is a psychotherapist and professional actor in New York City. He’s the author of the new book The Performing Art of Therapy: Acting Insights and Techniques for Clinicians, and writes for Psychology Today and The Huffington Post, as well as clinical journals.