Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change (other people, places and things) , the courage to change the things I can (me), and the wisdom to know the difference. – Reinhold Niebuhr (italics by Dr. Gore) To Let Go To "let go" does not mean to stop caring, it means I… Read More

What is Perfection? Use what talents you possess: The woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best. – Henry Van Dyke   Perfection is being right, Excellence is willing to be wrong. Perfection is fear, Excellence is taking a risk. Perfection is anger and frustration, Excellence is powerful. Perfection… Read More

Checklist for Hidden Anger From a handout of Onsite Workshops (, with additional information from Dr. Gore. If we have any national fault, it is hiding our own anger from ourselves. Here is a checklist to help you determine if you are hiding your anger from yourself. Any of these is usually a sign of… Read More

On Feelings I make a distinction between thinking and feeling. I think with my HEAD, and I feel with my heart, my gut, my back, my BODY. Most people live up in their head, I know I was real comfortable there, and I stayed there most of the time. In America, we get rewarded for… Read More

Passive Assertive Aggressive Behavior No matter what problems bring people into therapy, I am amazed at the number of people who have difficulties with assertiveness. Here is a hand out that my clients have found helpful. (*From an anonymous handout, with additional information from Dr. Gore) NOTE: This page does NOT discuss passive-aggressive behavior. For… Read More

ADHD: A Fair and Balanced View OK, Dr. Gore, is it true that you know everything there is to know about Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder? A: No. Q: Then why should I ask you questions about Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder? A: Because I have some strong opinions about this “disorder.” And, because there is a lot of mis-information going… Read More

How to Raise a Juvenile Deliquent from the Houston Police Department This handout gets a lot of reactions from people. It was written by policemen, not psychologists or psychiatrists. I like it because it addresses the "Number One Problem" facing families in the Metro Atlanta area: The reluctance of parents to be firmly in charge… Read More