Pohsuan Zaide

Poshuan is a Registered Clinical Counselor with an M.A. in Counseling Psychology, and two decades of experience working as a psychotherapist/counselor and clinical supervisor/trainer in Mental Health, Addictions, and Employee Assistance Programs, in a variety of settings from hospitals to outpatient clinics and inpatient treatment centers. Currently, between producing photographs and writing, she sees clients for therapy in a small private practice.

How To Win at The Internet Dating Game

I just got off the phone with a friend who wants me to take a headshot of him for an internet dating profile. After a recent breakup with a girl he had been dating for eight months, Jason (not...

"Do Something Empowering Today"

Dear Wisegal: I’ve been to therapy many times, but each time I got closer to the deep issues, I stopped going. Then I beat myself up and revert to old, self-defeating behaviors. What is wrong with me...

Prepare For The Love You Deserve

Dear Wisegal, It’s been 6 months since I broke up with my boyfriend of two years. It was a difficult breakup for me, as he was the one who initiated it. He told me he loved me but was unable to...

Obamamania in the Aftermath of the US Elections

I’m not an American, though I have good friends who are, and I also live with one. Two years ago, I barely knew who Barack Obama was. Things have changed since then.

Palin vs. Obama and the Horror Show Down South

Its like a three-ring-circus with Obama vs Palin, Obama vs McCain, and Biden vs. Palin in each of the rings, in that order of importance. I can’t help but be fascinated with the larger than life...

Reflections From a Road Less Traveled

Everyone knows that knows that a vacation is just the thing you need to remedy the harsh effects of a hurried life. So we go away to get away, from all or part of it. But it is what we do and how we...

"Do I Have a Problem?"

Dear Wisegal:

Cause Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Dear Wisegal, My boyfriend and I had been talking seriously for a while about moving in together when he suddenly told me he didn’t want to be with me anymore. I feel devastated, betrayed, confused....

Relationship Advice

Dear Wisegal, I have been in a relationship with my boyfriend for over two years. We are both artists and survive with day jobs that we hate. I am more focused and goal-oriented than he is. He isn’t...