Mel Schwartz, LCSW

Why Acting Strong is Actually Weak

A troubling theme that I come across in my work as a therapist — and in my observation of people in general — is the… Continue reading Why Acting Strong is Actually Weak

What Is a Mistake?

My previous post, “The Problem with Perfection,” unraveled some of the mythology and beliefs about notions of perfection that limit and impede many people’s lives.… Continue reading What Is a Mistake?

Self-Esteem or Other Esteem?

After some consideration and many years of practice as a therapist, I have come to believe that the term self-esteem appears to be a misnomer.… Continue reading Self-Esteem or Other Esteem?