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Dr. Dan Gottlieb wrote a weekly mental-health column, On Healing, for the Philadelphia Inquirer for 15 years. He has decided to take a break from writing his column, but you can view the entire archive collection here.
Dear Dan, I am a faithful reader of all things Gottlieb, so I am hoping you can advise me. How can I go about helping my daughter find a therapist for my grandchildren, ages
Dear Dan, I watched the movie “The Soloist,” about Steve Lopez’s relationship with Nathaniel Ayers, the inspirational homeless musician in L.A. I’m
Dear Dan, I’ve been facing a very painful realization about the impact my work is having on me. I counsel cancer patients both in person and online. I’ve been
Dear Dan, I don’t excuse what Michael Vick did, but he served 18 months at a maximum-security prison in Leavenworth, Kan., with bank robbers, drug dealers, and other
Dear Dan, I have been married for 20 years, and the majority of them have been unhappy. My husband has been controlling and unloving. And we have two adolescent children.
When we think about the impact of trauma, we usually think about how it causes post-traumatic stress disorder or depression. But an emerging field called
Dear Dan, I know many people who, like me, have been adopted. And many of us have a driving need to meet their birth parents. I don’t. But I do suffer from a lifelong
Dear Dan, My son has been anxious and easily distracted since he was 5 years old. He has had difficulty paying attention to his schoolwork. He also was quite shy and
Come to the edge, he said. They said: We are afraid. Come to the edge, he said. They came. He pushed them and they flew. – Christopher Logue I have a new friend named
Dear Dan, I’m having some stepfamily problems. My husband and I are in a relatively new second marriage. He has one son and I have a daughter. Last night my teenage
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