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…

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…

Is Gratitude Really That Great?

The American culture celebrates Thanksgiving each year in November – a celebration of thankfulness, stemming from early lore of welcoming, sharing a meal, and community.  Ironically, the day after this holiday, we then immerse ourselves into a culture of consumerism, but that is for another blog.  While there may be controversy about the origins of Read More…

How To Make Friends When You Are a Grown Up

There are many great things that come with being done with school: no more homework, tests, out-of-touch professors, or uncomfortable chairs. However, there is one area of life that gets immeasurably harder once school ends: Making New Friends. For the first 22, or so, years of a therapist’s life, friends are naturally provided by her Read More…