Dr. Seth Meyers, Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Seth Meyers, Clinical Psychologist

Sunday, November 16, 2014

POP CULTURE: Bill Cosby and the Endless Rape Allegations


Bill Cosby's lawyer released a statement that the recently resurfaced rape claims are old. What's missing from the media focus is the fact that Cosby has admitted to having affairs while married to Camille. One has to wonder how his wife, Camille, feels. Is this a scenario like television's The Good Wife, of a woman standing by her man's side and secretly resenting him for it? Or maybe it's something else.

I always caution people in judging others' relationships. The truth is, we know little about the Camille-Bill relationship. Is it possible that she agreed to an open relationship - or at least the occasional dalliance?

My own personal take is that someone who professes to be so moralistic and opinionated could be a little more humble. His comments about young black men in America are especially rigid and authoritarian. Overall, Cosby strikes me as an intelligent man with a grandiose, no-one-can-touch-me sense of self. That is often a sad consequence of excessive wealth.

CNN article here about the lawyers' recent statement: http://cnnmon.ie/1sYKRdl.

POP CULTURE: Why People Love to Hate Taylor Swift's Persona


Not long ago, I wrote an article for Psychology Today about singer Taylor Swift, a performer who tends to elicit very strong feelings in others. In short, they either love her or they hate her. With the release of her name album and Time magazine cover this week (that's major), her media presence is greater than ever.

Check out my article here: http://bit.ly/1iBLPbi.

Monday, November 3, 2014

It's Getting Colder: Time for Reflection, Nesting at Home


Even in Los Angeles where I live, it starts getting colder in November. The winter months, I believe, are a great season to spend more time at home and nest. The winter is a great time to read more, cook more, and spend more time engaging in quiet activities.

I find that I inevitably become more pensive when the weather gets colder and I tend to stay home more. Nothing soothes and stimulates the mind quite like a fire burning in the fireplace or a bunch of aromatic candles. Take a little extra time in the next week or so to make your home extra homey as we brace ourselves for winter. Most of all, this is a great time of the year to reflect back on the year, and to think about how you want next year to be different.

Only a couple months before the new year!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

RELATIONSHIPS: How to Meet People When You Move to a New City


Moving to a new place can be exciting, but it can also be a little scary and uncomfortable. The hardest part is often creating a new circle of friends and finding appropriate people to date. In my new article for eHarmony, I share some no-nonsense tips to follow to set up your new social life. Hurry because a new group of people awaits!

Full article here: http://bit.ly/1pgNpmB



Wednesday, October 1, 2014

PARENTING: Treatment for Child Psychological Trauma


If you're a parent with a child who has had exposure to some sort of psychological trauma, consider finding a therapist trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Among Los Angeles County mental health providers, this is a widely used psychotherapy practice! Read more about it here: http://tfcbt.musc.edu/.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Pop Culture: Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, Spanking Kids and Other Violence


Check out my recent comments on Twitter about the Ray-Janay Rice domestic violence episode, as well as Adrian Peterson's denial of child abuse. The best thing that has come from Adrian Peterson taking a switch to his son is the public discussion we're having about spanking. Please, please don't spank your children!

Check out my tweets on the subject here: https://twitter.com/DrSethMeyers