Dr. Seth Meyers, Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Seth Meyers, Clinical Psychologist

Thursday, October 16, 2014

RELATIONSHIPS: How to Meet People When You Move to a New City

Moving to a new place can be exciting, but it can also be a little scary and uncomfortable. The hardest part is often creating a new circle of friends and finding appropriate people to date. In my new article for eHarmony, I share some no-nonsense tips to follow to set up your new social life. Hurry because a new group of people awaits!

Full article here: http://bit.ly/1pgNpmB

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

PARENTING: Treatment for Child Psychological Trauma

If you're a parent with a child who has had exposure to some sort of psychological trauma, consider finding a therapist trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Among Los Angeles County mental health providers, this is a widely used psychotherapy practice! Read more about it here: http://tfcbt.musc.edu/.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Pop Culture: Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, Spanking Kids and Other Violence

Check out my recent comments on Twitter about the Ray-Janay Rice domestic violence episode, as well as Adrian Peterson's denial of child abuse. The best thing that has come from Adrian Peterson taking a switch to his son is the public discussion we're having about spanking. Please, please don't spank your children!

Check out my tweets on the subject here: https://twitter.com/DrSethMeyers

Friday, August 29, 2014

DR. SETH'S BOOKSHELF: The Gift of Fear

Gavin de Becker has devoted his career to assessing threats and predicting violence. His book, "The Gift of Fear," is both brilliant and terrifying. He talks about how we all must listen to our intuition in situations where we feel a keen sense of fear. Many times, for example, people have a gut instinct that tells them to avoid something, though they tell themselves they're being silly and thus proceed anyhow. In his book, de Becker walks the reader through example after example of cases where someone was seriously harmed because they chose not to listen to - and heed - their 'gift' of fear. I'm on a plane now, and I can't put this thing down! Suddenly everyone around me is scaring the you-know-what out of me.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

SEX: Do Women Really Need Love for Peak Sexual Satisfaction?

A new study found that women reported that love is required for them to feel the most sexually satisfied, though this study regurgitates so many awful gender stereotypes about sex. I find in my clinical work that women's sexual desires and fantasies are far more complex than the study suggests.

Check out my new article for Psychology Today here: http://bit.ly/1mRZa1r.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

RELATIONSHIPS: How to Leave a Relationship Emotionally - But Stay In It

Check out my recent article for Psychology Today about how to leave a relationship emotionally when it hasn't worked for a while, but physically staying in the relationship and focusing on other parts of your life. The article generated some interesting feedback, as some people believe this is a cruel way to treat your romantic partner.

Sorry, but that interpretation misses the point entirely. Check out the article and decide for yourself, but this approach of leaving a relationship emotionally can mean the difference between you feeling frustrated and unhappy or feeling focused and positive.

The article is here: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/insight-is-2020/201407/how-leave-relationship-emotionally-stay.