Terrorism, the Sociopath, and Shame

Within hours of the Orlando killings, newscasters and commentators were asking the predictable and familiar question: was the shooter a terrorist radicalized by ISIS ideology or was he struggling with a mental illness?

Jun 20

Categories: Fear, Shame


Can Shame Be Your Friend

We often hear how shame is toxic and destructive. As a psychotherapist, I continually see how toxic shame saps our energy and makes us feel flawed and defective. But can there be a healthy aspect to shame? Bret Lyon and Sheila Rubin, who lead ...

Jun 11

Categories: Shame