Contributed by Molly Layton

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Open Book September 14, 2022

It’s All in Your Head?

A Primer on Chronic Pain

A new book by physician Haider Warraich reveals the untold story of chronic pain. Read more

Open Book March 22, 2022

A Vehicle of Awakening

Can Psychotherapy Be a Spiritual Practice?

In The Zen of Therapy, psychiatrist Mark Epstein explores what a Buddhist therapy has offered his clients. Read more

Open Book January 7, 2022

Suicide as a State of Being

One Man's Ongoing Struggle

A new memoir from celebrated writer Donald Antrim reflects on the nature of suicide. Read more

Turns in the Road

Highlights from the Networker Journey

Out of all the hundreds and hundreds of articles that have appeared in the Networker over the past four decades, we’ve chosen a small sampling that captures... Read more

You Say Tomato...

Or How I Learned to See Every Couple as the Odd Couple

Too often couples make contrasts in temperament into negative stories about how their partner won't change. Could it just be that every couple is The Odd... Read more

Getting It Right

In HBO's In Treatment, Art Imitates Therapy

The 43-episode HBO series In Treatment held up a mirror to our profession, immersing viewers in the ebb and flow of the psychotherapy process, and revealing... Read more

The Soul of Relationship

Where Self and Other Meet

Making "contact" with our partner means first recognizing a subtle inner substrate where we encounter everything from boredom to anxiety to sexual interest to... Read more

Emerging from the Shadows

Looking Beyond the Borderline Diagnosis

In the minds of many therapists, the borderline diagnosis has come to be a code word for trouble. To get past our sense of helplessness with these clients, we... Read more

The Mother Journey

Traveling on an Unmarked Road

Before Molly Layton became a mother, she was a graduate student who pondered philosophy and allowed herself some existential angst. But becoming a first-time... Read more

Molly Layton

Molly Layton has been writing for the Psychotherapy Networker for over 25 years. Her short stories have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and included in the Writing Aloud Series at the InterAct Theater in Philadelphia. She has a private practice in Erdenheim, Pennsylvania.