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.

Is This All There Is To Life? Maybe Not

Dear Wisegal: I am in my thirties and I work in the film industry. The hours are long, and the competition is ruthless. I make great money but it seems like all I ever do is work. I work to support...

Man at a Turning Point

I'm feeling lost and confused about the direction my life is taking. I wake up in the morning and feel as if everything is wrong. I question the path I am on and wonder whether it is right, with...

Depressed?

We live in a society that is defended against the darker, more tragic aspects of life. We pursue health, wealth, excellence, happiness, youthfulness, material possessions, and in general the having...

"I Am A Recovering Self-Help Book Junkie"

Have you ever walked into a bookstore and felt overwhelmed at the plethora of self-help books lining the shelves? I am a recovering self-help book junkie, and I know how hard it is to abstain from...

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

In 1966, Neil Sedaka’s version of Breaking Up Is Hard To Do was one of the top hits. You can watch a video of fresh-faced Neil cheerily crooning “I beg of you, don’t say goodbye, can’t we give our...

Will The Real Me Please Stand Up?

Roger was a successful businessman in his late fifties who came into therapy complaining of a deep depression that had been troubling him for several years. He had been taking anti-depressants and...

Stuck in a Rut? Jump Out

Everyone has felt stuck in a rut now and then. It’s a dull, boring, and unpromising state of affairs in which we typically do the same things and expect different results. We are tired or unhappy...

Everyday Mindfulness: Cultivating Present-Moment Awareness

Most of us can recall occasions where we have been “mindless," leaving our wallets on the counter of the dry cleaner’s, frantically searching for our keys as we rush out the door, or walking away...

If Only We Could See the World Through Buddha's Eyes

In my decades as a psychotherapist, I have heard many describe their life goals using phrase like “I want to be happy,” “I want to help others,” “I want to have better relationships,” or “I want to...

What is the Recipe for a Great Relationship?

Ah, to love and be loved. This is the very essence of being human. We can’t live without it, and sadly often, we can’t live with it. Relationships are clearly complex entities forged when two unique...