‘Reel’ Time As Post Holiday Therapy

  • 31st December 2015

It’s New Years again. Time for that nasty “R” word to rear its head.  You know it, don’t you? Yes, of course you do.  It’s those RESOLUTIONS.  Implied in the meaning of the word is the understanding that you plan to STOP doing one thing (i.e., the negative or ‘bad’)…

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What I Wish Everyone Knew About Therapy

  • 1st December 2015

I believe that there are several key misperceptions about therapy that can interfere with the success of therapy, and that can prevent people who could benefit from therapy from getting necessary help. These misperceptions are based upon conversations and observations I’ve had with both clients and those outside of the…

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The Teen Brain: Still Under Construction

  • 14th August 2015

One of the ways that scientists have searched for the causes of mental illness is by studying the development of the brain from birth to adulthood. Powerful new technologies have enabled them to track the growth of the brain and to investigate the connections between brain function, development, and behavior….

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Is It Emotional Eating or Something More?

  • 22nd July 2015

Are you an emotional eater or are you experiencing growing distress due to an eating pattern that seems out of control?  Emotional eating is a common way to cope with stress from time to time.  Many people can identify a particular “comfort food” and use food occasionally to ease emotional…

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Parent-Child Relationships

  • 12th May 2015

Trust is the Foundation for the Good Parent-Child Relationship. In Erik Erikson’s psycho-social model, the first developmental stage in the life of a child is Trust vs. Mistrust.  To trust is to believe that another’s words or actions are true and can be depended upon.  Mistrust is fear of not…

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