I was recently interviewed by a psychotherapist/author writing a piece on the initial contact made by potential clients looking for professional help. It was astonishing, as well as humbling, to be brought back to “the basics”, that initial call, and just what that must feel like to the person putting through that call or email.…

How often do we forget the fragile balance or imbalance between our emotions and physical ailments? You can see your PCP for headaches, muscle aches, and a rash and leave his/her office with nothing more than $150 dollars worth of creams, ointments, and prescriptions. It is a delicate balance, however, as it can be equally…

After more than 25 years of working within a managed care paradigm, I have spent the past year transitioning into a Private Pay Practice.  In my early years as a private practitioner, I can remember scrambling to apply to any and every insurance panel out there. For several years, as more and more of my…

Parents are often confused about how their children should view them. Most parents would say without hesitation that they want their children to love them. But, fear…that’s another issue altogether. Some parents want their kids to fear the consequences (punishment) for their misbehavior. Other parents actually feel their children should fear them physically. Both of…

SEVEN HOLIDAY BLUES BUSTERS 1. Let go of commercialized images of the holidays. 2. Sleep, eat and drink normally; exercise; get extra exposure to light. 3. Think about what is making you blue. If it is stress-related, lower your expectations and do less. If it is emotional, allow yourself a specific time to dwell on…

FAQ’s on Dissociative Disorders The following is information on Dissociative Disorders, from the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISST-D): What is dissociation? Dissociation is a word that is used to describe the disconnection or lack of connection between things usually associated with each other. Dissociated experiences are not integrated into the…

One of the most confusing concepts about limits and boundaries is understanding that there is a difference between these two terms. Yet both are equally important in a healthy relationship. A Boundary is a theoretical line that we define for others. Like a boundary on a map, in truth there is no line in stone…

Web MD had a wonderful article posted online about 20 things you can learn from your pet. All of them were good suggestions, but some spoke to me more than others. For instance, “live in the moment” and “forget multitasking;” although these were two separate recommendations, they seem related. Oftentimes, especially in this age of…

Sowing into the noble cause of fostering healthy and strong relationships does empower the people involved with this challenging task.  A real sense of zeal and well being can come from connecting with another person; There is an ability and motivation to take action in the relationship as well as in other situations; There is an on going sense of growth and knowledge…

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