How To Choose A Therapist

The process of deciding to go to therapy is worthy of a blog post in itself.  There are estimates that a potential client will visit a website or listing of a therapist approximately 8 times before deciding to schedule. In the space between each website visit, there are stressors, relationships, circumstances, and difficulties that continue Read More…

Maintaining Friendship Through Life Stages

“My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.” – Henry Ford. Friendships, a foundational marker of health and wellness, can be hard to define and quantify.  These relationships, forged through commonalities and shared experiences, are not biological links – yet they shape our lives in powerful ways.  Some friends may Read More…

Can You Make Your Child Smarter?

At this point, you’ve likely heard the scandal involving celebrities and others in elite class involved in a college admission process that fabricated test scores and extracurriculars to get unaware offspring into programs and schools they might not otherwise have been offered admission into.  While enough has been reported on this scandal, there is a Read More…

How To Help Kids Feel Safe At School

The task of being a school aged child is difficult.  Each academic year brings increasing challenges, expectations to stretch and learn and grow, social dynamics, and all of the developmental tasks that are included in child and adolescent development.  Increasingly, feeling safe at school has been added to the stressors that kids face.  In addition Read More…

The Replication Crisis, and What It Means

Have you heard about the crisis?  It sounds dire, right?  The crisis is the replication crisis, meaning that previously accepted psychological studies are unable to be replicated.  What does this mean for the results and conclusions previously accepted as true?  What does this mean for the field of psychology?  Do we know anything about humans, Read More…

Therapists Need Self-Care Too

Anyone in a caring capacity – parent, caregiver, partner, teacher, therapist, etc. – can benefit from self-care.  Self-care is simply attending to your own needs, and making sure that they are met.  Yet it is a term fraught with guilt – we live in a scarcity society, and an automatic thought that occurs when self-care Read More…

All About Resolutions

Resolutions go hand-in-hand with New Years Day.  As the year turns to a fresh start, this motivates many people to make resolutions, promises or intentions that they mark with 1/1 as the start date.  Yet every conversation about resolutions inevitably turns to the low success rate, and lack of follow through that most resolutions contain.  Read More…

Reasons Why You May Need Couples Therapy

Relationships are hard.  They involve at least two people, which means differing life experiences, differing perspectives, differing wants and needs.  Sometimes, when these relationships become stuck, it can be helpful to have an objective party who can help sort through the stuck-ness.  This speaks to all sorts of relationships, not just romantic relationships.  Family therapy, Read More…

Holiday Survival Tips

There is a lot that goes into the holidays, and in this busy holiday season, when Thanksgiving runs right into Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas and New Years – not to mention end of the year parties, holiday celebrations can quickly become overwhelming.  A big culprit for the heightened emotions and overwhelm of the holidays is stress, Read More…