Published by louishoffmanphd on March 28, 2018

Dealing with Political Stress

There is good reason to be worried about political stress these days. For many, stress emerging from political discourse is significantly impacting their psychological and even physical well-being. This can be true whether one is a passive consumer (i.e., watching and listening to the political discourse) or actively engaging in political discourse. This, too, is…

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Published by louishoffmanphd on February 27, 2018

Do I Want a Diagnosis from My Therapist? (GoodTherapy Blog)

Diagnosis is a controversial and often misunderstood topic in mental health. My recent blog for GoodTherapy.org explores some of the issues that individuals seeking therapy should consider when thinking about diagnosis. Read the full blog here.

Published by louishoffmanphd on February 21, 2018

Can a Poem Be Healing (GoodTherapy.org)

Long before therapy was created, people used the arts, including poetry, as a way to try to work through difficult times in their life. In my years as a therapist, I often have been surprised by how many clients write poetry, or have written poetry in the past but fallen away from the practice. Although…

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Published by louishoffmanphd on February 21, 2018

The Value of Leisure in a Society That Prizes Activity (GoodTherapy.org)

One of the growing mental health risks for many people in contemporary society is working too much. As a therapist, I have witnessed this with many clients. I have also witnessed this with many friends and family members. It is not any easy issue. Most people want to be successful and do well at their…

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Published by louishoffmanphd on October 9, 2017

Locations & Appointments

Primary Office Location 655 Southpointe Court Suite 200 Colorado Springs, CO  80906 Online/Video Therapy Availability  I am licensed in the states of Colorado and Iowa. I do, at times, see clients using video conference technology.

Published by louishoffmanphd on March 16, 2017

What Are the Most Important Factors in Making Therapy Work

Many clients (and therapists!) are surprised by what makes therapy work. Although there is debate and different opinions, when the research is examined in context there are two broad factors that account for most of the change that occurs in therapy: 1) Client Factors and 2) The Therapy Relationship. Let’s take a brief look at…

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Published by louishoffmanphd on March 16, 2017

About the Helping Therapy Work Blog Series

Therapy can be mysterious and confusing, especially if you have never been in therapy before. This makes sense. Clients often have questions about how to make the best use of therapy. This, too, makes sense. You are investing your time and money with the hopes of therapy improving your life. It is important to be informed and…

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