Reflections on Mark Epstein’s book, “The Trauma of Everyday Life”


by Nicole Arkin, LMFT

Ever since training at The Psychotherapy Institute in Berkeley CA, I have been drawn to Dr. Mark Epstein’s unique perspective on the interface between psychodynamically oriented psychotherapy and Buddhism. His books Thoughts Without a Thinker (1995) and Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart (1998), reflecting his pursuit of both […]

The Necessity of Self Compassion in the Therapeutic Process

By Nicole Arkin, LMFT

Lately, I have found myself thinking a lot more about compassion and particularly the role of compassion in the therapeutic process. In some ways it may seem quite obvious that compassion is central and essential to the therapeutic process. However, it has been coming to my attention how much many of […]