Preventing Suicide

Share this…While the stigma surrounding mental health issues has improved with time, suicide continues to be a topic filled with shame, fear, and unspoken thoughts.  The potential for suicide can strike any person, family or situation, though there are specific risk factors that may increase the risk of suicide.  The efforts to prevent suicide include Read More…

Therapists Need Self-Care Too

Share this…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 Read More…

Mindfulness and Eating

Share this…75% of Americans acknowledge that they are wanting to eat healthier, and making efforts to have a healthier diet overall.  Yet that same percentage of Americans eat a diet that is low in recommended foods, such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.  More than 2/3 of adults, and 1/3 of children qualify as obese.  Read More…

All About Loneliness

Share this…Orson Wells wrote, “We are born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create for the moment that we are not alone.”  The experience of loneliness strikes humans of all shapes, sizes, ages and demographics.  We can feel alone when we are with others, and there Read More…

All About Resolutions

Share this…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 Read More…

Family Coping Strategies

Share this…This is the time of year when families gather for merriment and celebration.  Kids are home from school, friends and family travel near and far, and holiday celebrations encourage gratitude and joy.  Sounds great – but not very realistic.  In reality, having the disruption to schedules, the stress of traveling and events, and having Read More…

Reasons Why You May Need Couples Therapy

Share this…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 Read More…

Shame Is Not A Stranger

Share this…George Bernard Shaw, in his play Man and Superman, wrote that “We live in an atmosphere of shame.  We are ashamed of everything that is real about us; ashamed of ourselves, of our relatives, of our incomes, of our accents, of our opinion, of our experience, just as we are ashamed of our naked Read More…

Coming Back From Adversity

Share this…Adversity – another word for difficulties, bad luck, or misfortunes.  We all experience adversity, but the key is in how we respond.  Some people crumble in the face of adversity – the challenge is a major stumbling block, and there becomes a domino effect of catastrophe in multiple areas of life, even areas that Read More…