Not sure if you are ready for this post, or if I am, but its been brewing….so here it is.   Over the past twenty years as a psychologist I have worked with and through so much. I have spent my career studying emotion regulation, trauma, eating disorders, and personality disorders (the overlap unmistakable)...

I went to see The Joker last night. It was an extraordinary film to watch, a profound depiction of Arthur Fleck’s severe mental illness played by Joaquin Phoneix, and a disturbing illustration of society’s rejection of what we don’t understand. With unabashed expertise, Phoneix adeptly exposes the gradual erosion of Arthur Fleck’s psyche.  A young...