Articles

Articles on counseling and coaching and a variety of mental health issues. Feel free to peruse them for information and pleasure.

Relationships/Couples/Marriage Articles

Written by Dr. Davis and featured on Ezine Articles

Love is All You Need – Not!

We have been taught that love is what makes a marriage work. This is a fallacy. Read this article to see why!

Relationship Clarity – Three Traits of a Conscious Relationship

A majority of our lives is spent in relationship with other people. Its sometimes surprising to see how many people are walking around (or driving) in what I call the relationship daze.. Particularly, when it comes to romance or being in a committed relationship, we are so often clueless.

Relationship Rules for Men – Three Tips for a Great Relationship

Men don’t always understand women and how to treat them in a long term relationship. Read this humorous article for a bit of advice.

Dating a Married Man: Do We Really Want What We Can’t Have?

Being unconscious in a relationship can be a complicated mess, especially in the case of the young woman in the bookstore. Read about her story and how to avoid her nightmare relationship.

Tune Ups for Your Relationship

Why do some relationships last forever and others fall apart? Here are some ways you can make your partner feel appreciated again and prevent your relationship from becoming a casualty. Read more about 29 ways to tune up your relationship.

The Secret to a Happy Marriage

The next time your other half complains about the lack of work you do around the house, it would be wise to take note. Sharing household chores is one of the most important factors in a happy marriage – and far more significant than having children, a study has found. Read about how housework may be the secret to a happy marriage.

How Divorce Impacts Families

Learn how devastating divorce can be to a family and some ways to lessen the impact and improve the future of those involved.

Divorce Recovery Strategies

The second part of this series tells more specifics on survival strategies and recovery from divorce from the aftermath of divorce.

Managing Step Families

Step families can be difficult at best and emotionally tumultuous or emotionally overwhelming at worst.

Parenting Your Teen

Parenting a teenager can be a frustrating affair. Take a look at this article for some helpful tips.

Conflict Resolution

Communicating when fired up can be difficult. Most of us never learned how to communicate well and our relatively poor communication breaks down totally when experiencing strong emotions. This article gives some great tips for improving communication in trying times.

Should You Leave Your Relationship?

At what point do you decide to end a long term, committed relationship. This article can help clarify some of the issues that one must consider.

Mental Disorder Articles

Written by Dr. Davis

These articles were originally written for licensure training of new counselors. Some of the information is technical and refers to treatment protocols, etc. However, they can provide helpful information on mental disorders. As teh new diagnostic manual (DSM-V) is coming out, details of diagnosis for “medical”purposes” could be changing.

Anorexia Nervosa

Antisocial Personality Disorder

ADD/ADHD

Adjustment Disorder

Avoidant Personality Disorder

Brief Psychotic Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder

Bulimia Nervosa

Conduct Disorder

Dependent Personality Disorder

Dementia

Delusional Disorder

Dysthymic Disorder

Dissociative Fugue

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Gender Identity Disorder

Impulse Control Disorders

Major Depressive Disorder

Male Erectile Disorder

Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Academic Articles

The Usefulness of Suffering

This paper was written in 1996 for a class. It is academic and somewhat heavy reading, but has much to say about what suffering in life is about.

Zoloft (a technical paper)

This paper is really dry, but gives rich technical details as to the history of anti-depressants and specifically how Zoloft works.

Child Therapy Articles

The Importance of Play

This article was written for parents of young children who want to better understand their child and through participating and observing their play. Play helps children understand and learn about the world read more.