Still Alive

Howdy! Whew! I’ve been busy practice building, starting a PhD program in psychology, volunteering with a wellness non-profit, and having a social and personal life. How are you?

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Harm Reduction Introduction

Harm Reduction is an often misunderstood methodology and philosophy for working with substance users who might not otherwise receive services. For example, a motto of the approach is to meet people where they are and help them make any positive change. This might mean meeting with a client that is … Read more


Some of my thoughts this morning…

So far I’m kind of a little blah, and I wanted to be upfront and authentic about that. I’m a little unsure and that’s gonna be the title of this post.

I am currently in the startup phase of building a private practice while … Read more


A theme arising today is the difficulty that can occur in trying to focus, whether in a normal state of mind, but particularly if one is manic or having the symptom of racing thoughts.

For someone with a bipolar diagnosis, I can say from my own experience, having one’s self-talk … Read more

Being an Authentic Therapist

Thanks to the article, 20 Ways Therapists can be Authentic, by Jeff from

1.  My favorite meal might be a 5 course experience, starting with wine,  appetizers, soup, salad, entree and another glass of wine. I much prefer deep, dark reds, meaty and vegetable heavy soups, salads with lots … Read more

Reflecting on Life & Death

Good morning everyone. Matthew Breuer here reflecting on life and death, and the beauty of each moment that we are given. How fragile and precious it is. That ruminating on the past can lead to depression and worrying about the future feeds anxiety. It’s only when we can be content Read more

A Terrific Tuesday So Far

Greetings Bipolar World,

Woke up, skipped the gym and decided to head into the office earlier than usual. I’m trying to put full steam ahead in marketing and building a full psychotherapy caseload. I just finished writing about 25 postcards to send out to colleagues, in the hopes of reconnecting … Read more

Loving Kindness Meditation

I wanted to take today to offer you a loving-kindness meditation. Feel free to get cozy, get grounded and centered.

Breathe gently, to and from your heart, and recite inwardly the following traditional phrases directed toward your own well-being. As you repeat these phrases picture yourself and hold the image … Read more