I would like you to meet with the articles of Leon F. Seltzer, Ph.D. He is blogging about self-development. His blog's name is Evolution of the self.
Leon F. Seltzer, Ph.D., who holds doctorates in both English and Psychology, has been in private practice since 1986 and is the author of numerous publications--including the guide book, Paradoxical Strategies in Psychotherapy.
His latest article series is titled From Parent-Pleasing to People-Pleasing: The Journey Away from Self and the Way Back. This link goes to the third and the last in the series.
Another notable article from him is The Line of Least Resistance--Is It Really the Line of Most Resistance?
I am still reading him, not yet finished with all of his posts. I think to myself that this guy would make an excellent teacher for a psychology school. Psychotherapy is so abstract. It is very real in both academic and the everyday sense of the word however it is not really easy to grasp.
I don't believe that all psychology doctorate degree programs make it possible to get the hang of human experience and essence.
I don't necessarily mean the treatment of depression and anxiety or just being able to diagnose it. Depression and anxiety symptoms are everywhere to learn. You can learn them anywhere. Anybody can learn them really quickly.
On the other hand, dealing with human psyche requires a different level of depth in mind. I believe Mr. Seltzer has seized that depth and he can understand the mind and the prisons it prepares for itself carefully over time.