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Leon's Existential Cafe

Leon Garber is a philosophical writer, contemplating and elucidating the deep recesses of man's soul. He is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor/Psychotherapist  — specializing in Existential Psychotherapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma Therapy — and manages a blog exploring issues of death, self-esteem, love, freedom, life-meaning, and mental health/mental illness, from both empirical and personal viewpoints.

Self Compassion

Creating Self-Compassion: How Self-Acceptance is Possible

What's the difference between self-esteem and self-compassion? This article articulates a healthy way of feeling good about oneself ... Read More
Psychological Manipulation

Spotting Psychological Manipulation: How to Evade the Potential Abuser

Psychological Manipulation and Our Need for Personal Boundaries Psychological manipulation can come in varied forms and from a multitude of individuals. Some close to us and others who aren’t. Psychological ... Read More
Form of therapy

Finding Meaning in Suffering: My Rebellion Against Cynicism

Often, a therapist is asked to use his own methods on himself. This is my story of using Viktor Frankl's form of therapy, to find meaning in suffering ... Read More
Depression

Big Black Hole: A Poem about the Illness of Depression

Some continue to classify depression as a weakness, depsite the medical evidence to the contrary. This poem exhibits what it's like to have it ... Read More
love red dress

The Girl in the Red Dress – A Poem about Love and Loss

This poem is about a girl I met long ago, recalling who she was and the effect of her leaving. I'll always remember the girl in the red dress ... Read More
Eternal Friend

My Eternal Friend – A Poem about Healing

Words and poetry heal, as can an eternal friend. This is a poem about intimacy, and a relationship which helped me overcome my sorrow ... Read More
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