Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist with more than 30 years experience as a psychotherapist in New York City. A specialist in women’s emotional health, her areas of expertise and interest include marriage and relationship therapy, parenting, sexual health and menopause, eating disorders and addictions, and body image. She also researches and advises women over 40 about Internet dating.
Emotional Health

How to Understand Hate

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
The origins of hatred and its ability to spread as if the Devil had tossed a cigarette into dried underbrush is a subject that has preoccupied psychologists, sociologists, and historians for much of the last 70 years.
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Marriage & Life Partners · Relationships & Dating

Is This Love?

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
The science of romance isn’t “romantic,” but focuses instead on practical issues. Research confirms that believing in soul mates—or destiny, “the idea that there is exactly one person you were absolutely put on this earth to find—can and probably will backfire.”
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Books · Emotional Health

Man’s Search for Meaning

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
The most helpful insight of Viktor Frankl, psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor: “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
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Health

Women and the Opiod Epidemic: A National Emergency

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
Women have been particularly hard hit by the opioid epidemic. Across America, they are dying more often, and at younger ages, than ever before. This is especially true for white women—death rates for blacks and Hispanics are continuing to fall. There has been a 400 per cent increase in overdose deaths among middle-aged white females from 1994 to 2014.
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