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I’m Dr. Duff

I’m Robert, a licensed clinical psychologist based in Southern California, and author of the bestselling Hardcore Self Help book series. I also host a weekly podcast where I address reader questions and interview others in the mental health field.

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What To Do When Your Therapist Leaves

What To Do When Your Therapist Leaves

Finding the courage to take the leap and get some therapy for yourself can be hard. It also takes time to develop a relationship with your therapist that allows you to trust them enough to be open and honest. This is especially true when you might be someone that has a history of trauma, abuse, or problematic relationships. That trust is hard earned and you may even feel like your therapist is one of the only people that you can actually be honest with about your feelings. Unfortunately, therapists are normal people too (well, most of us). That means that sometimes life gets in the way and they are no longer able to keep seeing you for therapy. This could be do to relocating, changing jobs to a different agency, not being approved as a provider for a specific insurance panel, or other personal reasons that you would never learn about. And when this happens… it usually doesn’t feel so good. Here’s a question that I recently got on episode 158 of the Hardcore Self Help Podcast:

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May 24, 2019 0

Episode 159: How Your Brain ACTUALLY Learns with Dr. Jared Cooney Horvath

Episode 159: How Your Brain ACTUALLY Learns with Dr. Jared Cooney Horvath

This episode is an awesome conversation that I had with educational neuroscientist Dr. Jared Cooney Horvath. We talk about common misconceptions about the brain, how it actually works, and what that means for learning information or trying to teach other people information in effective ways. He has a new book called “Stop Talking, Start Influencing: 12 Insight from Brain Science to Make Your Message Stick“, which I highly suggest checking out!

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May 23, 2019 0

Episode 158: Improving Self-Concept, Going Back to Work, Abandoned by Therapist

Episode 158: Improving Self-Concept, Going Back to Work, Abandoned by Therapist

Hello, friends!

We have a nice question and answer session for you today. Please be forewarned that one of the questions mentions the topic of suicide, so if you are particularly vulnerable to that topic, feel free to skip question #2.

Before we get into the questions, just a quick update on my dementia book “Does My Mom Have Dementia?” – it’s nearing completion and we’re hoping to get it out there in the next couple of months or so! Keep tuned to my social media or make sure you’ve signed up for the newsletter to stay updated!

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May 16, 2019 0

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