“Love and Work are the cornerstones of our humanness.” – Sigmund Freud
As professionals, we aspire to fulfill standards of service that can lead us to ignore our own, or others’, human limitations. An unhealthy “need to be needed” or a “need not to be needed” can jeopardize physical, emotional and relational health. It is critical to recognize the stress symptoms of inadequate boundaries, and how to set healthy limits in order to thrive sustainably in both Love and Work.
Richard Lyon, PhD, MFT
Dr. Richard Lyon, psychotherapist and mediator, practices in La Crescenta and Northridge. He earned his B.A. in Economics and Political Science from U.C. Santa Barbara, his M.Div. from Fuller Seminary, and his Ph.D. in Human Development from Claremont Graduate University. He served as a Presbyterian pastor before his licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist in 1991. His psychotherapy specialties include Couples Therapy, Depression, Anxiety, Adolescents, Addictions and Career Transitions. As a mediator, he has helped Families, Businesses, and Organizations to resolve disputes cooperatively and productively.