As a psychotherapist, I often meet individuals, couples and families who at first describe the relationships that matter the most in their lives as ‘very close’, ‘tight’, and supportive. But later, after understanding the issues that brought them to my office, I view them more as insular systems that nurture – or even demand –…

Our thoughts and emotions can take control of our daily experience and make it difficult for us to get things done. Maybe your every day is “like living in a soft rain of post-it notes.” Maybe you’re losing time as your mind drifts into a thorough over-analysis of events past and future. You’re stuck reliving feelings…

With the holidays fast approaching, there are many opportunities to give to help those who less fortunate, either because they don’t have enough financially or because they lack the family, friends, and support they need to be happy. Santas stand by storefronts and ring bells for a charitable cause. Food shelters increase the amount of…

An article in Alive, Canada’s Natural Health and Wellness Magazine, discusses PTSD symptoms and treatment options naming EMDR as the “cornerstone” for the therapist’s work with trauma clients. Simply put, EMDR is one of the most effective treatments for trauma of all kinds such as emotional, physical and sexual abuse, witnessing or being a victim…

Open Letter To Kim Kardashian – Psoriasis Can Be Healed Dear Kim Kardashian: The headline by EXTRA – CELEBRITY NEWS  August 31, 2016  “Reality star Kim Kardashian says she has learned to live with her psoriasis and is no longer trying to cover it up,” prompted me to write to you. To your embarrassment and…

It has become increasingly evident that the moral model’s focus on abstinence as the beginning and ending point of treatment, has resulted in the need for a more humanistic, accepting and flexible treatment modality. The harm reduction approach fills this need by differentiating itself from the more authoritative, judgmental and exclusionary treatment modalities. It honors…

  At the start, we all sign a marriage contract that few even scan or take the time to read.  Would you enter a business deal or any other important relationship that way?  No worries, as we all have many opportunities to discuss and add to this important document that can be the floor in…