Author: Dr Pamela Beth Collman, Licensed Psychologist The Urgent Need for Competent and Compassionate Emotional Healthcare Services with Pregnant Women and their Children: Replacing Prescription Therapy and the Abuse of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) with Drug-Free Therapeutic Alternatives By virtue of the mind and body state of being pregnant, pregnant women may believe they…

Before we became parents, many of us had an ideal image of what that role would look like. This image is often based on our own experiences of being parented. Consequently, we might decide to parent our children similarly, or we might enter into parenthood with a determination to parent in a dramatically different way,…

High school and the teenage years can be a very difficult time for teenagers and parents. This time of life has become even more difficult due to social networking, such as Facebook, smart phones and computer technology not to mention the fact that teenagers have easier access to drugs. Teenagers can obtain the typical street…

Being married for many years is hard.  Times change. People change. Conflict is part of every marriage.  How we handle marital conflict can have a strong impact on children.  Parents that fight in front of their children are hurting their children.  Children rely on their parents for security and safety.  Fighting, hostility, yelling and threats…

We have known for a long time about the cyber bullying epidemic. We are also aware that cyber bullying has resulted in many teens and even college students committing suicide. Suicide is the extreme response to cyber bullying. This action also results in many teenagers dealing with severe depression or turning to drugs or alcohol.…

As a psychotherapist works with teenagers and their parents, I have heard a common complaint from both teenagers and their parents. Both complain about difficulties with communication. Teenagers feel that their parents don’t understand them. And parents tell me they feel like they cannot communicate with their teenagers. I have stated in prior articles that…