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What is Creative Psychology?

Due to the enormous amount of psychological distress and unmet need across the country (especially among the BIPOC community), I was strongly motivated to extend my skills and knowledge beyond 1:1 work with clients. This is how Creative Psychology with Dr. Dug came to be. It is the YouTube channel through which I provide outreach to the community and that allows me to widely extend my creative and unique approach to helping people (re)gain clarity, connection, and hope. My hope is that, once we have that foundation of wellness, we all will have the capacity, desire, and drive to support and empower other community members. 

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Creative Psychology with Dr. Dug

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Hello there!

I am a clinical psychologist and

Board-certified in Couple and Family Psychology. I'm a little different from your typical practitioner... for a couple of reasons. First of all, I am constantly striving for authenticity and not wearing a "psychologist face" - I want people to know what is in my brain. Secondly, I've adopted a more creative strategy for wellness with the goals of helping people gain clarity, build real connection, and re-attain hope. 

Something Different

The typical person that subscribes to Creative Psychology with Dr. Dug on YouTube

1) Is ridiculously smart (really, just off the charts)

2) Has massive insight

3) Has it all together (or so it appears from the outside)

4) Is creative, but that side of them feels very stifled

5) Has been working harder (rather than smarter) on their mental well-being

6) Oftentimes does not recognize the person in the mirror 

7) Is just plumb exhausted by life

If any of this sounds like you, my style seems to be a good fit for people like you who feel trapped in a way of living that no longer works. I have come to believe that traditional talk therapy is oftentimes not the best strategy in these situations because it runs the real risk of furthering your established habits of rumination and analysis. Instead, I encourage clients to move away from thinking and shift into doing, feeling, and experiencing. 

When is the last time you have felt like an active player in your life (rather than someone who just goes along with the status quo)?

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Typical Client

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