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Six Signs of Pre-empty Nest Fears and Six Ways to Manage Them

Pre-empty nest fears come at you suddenly, and gradually invade your waking hours. Pre-empty nest fears start when your child says, “I want to make my own play date!” It’s that bitter sweet moment when you are simultaneously relieved that your child is pushing towards doing things independently but also doesn’t need you in [...]

The Way You Love Your Child is Key to Their Mental Health

The Way You Love Your Child is Key to Their Mental Health The way you love your child is the most significant factor in determining his or her mental health. One-third of children between 3-17 years of age in America have at least one mental health problem. So it may be present in your [...]

By | April 15th, 2022|Anger Stress and Health, Family Counseing, Parenting Counseling, stress|Comments Off on The Way You Love Your Child is Key to Their Mental Health

Brain Fog Anxiety – What it is and How to Mange it.

Brain Fog Anxiety - What it is and How to Manage it. Brain fog anxiety is scary, debilitating and takes away your sense of control. Brain fog anxiety makes you doubt and mistrust yourself. It’s as if you are new in the world and don’t know what to expect or how to navigate what [...]

By | March 23rd, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Brain Fog Anxiety – What it is and How to Mange it.

Unintentional Consequences of Overdosing in Adolescents – What are the signs?

Protecting Your Child From Unintentional Overdosing Is someone dear to you, like your teenage child, a niece or nephew or a sibling taking prescribed medication for chronic pain or anxiety and depression? Does it ever cross you mind that there is a danger of overdosing? A report in the New York Times from November [...]

By | February 17th, 2022|Anxiety therapy, couples therapy, Family Counseing, Parenting Counseling, stress|Comments Off on Unintentional Consequences of Overdosing in Adolescents – What are the signs?

Three Ways to Make Bad Feelings Less Sticky

Three Ways to Make Bad Feelings Less Sticky Every client I have worked with shares their despair that their bad feelings won’t go away, and that nothing they do makes it better. Getting distracted for a while by being busy; sleeping; vegetating in front of a screen or immersing yourself in a job doesn’t [...]

By | January 20th, 2022|Anger Stress and Health, Anxiety Treatment, Breakups and Separation, Insecurity Counseling, stress|Comments Off on Three Ways to Make Bad Feelings Less Sticky

How to Avoid Burdening Children With Family Conflict

How to Avoid Burdening Children With Family Conflict Most parents make conscious decisions to avoid burdening their children with stuff from the adult world. Most parents try hard to protect their children from being negatively influenced and or scarred by things in the outside world including social media, porn, drugs, bullies, inappropriate videos and [...]

By | December 14th, 2021|Communication Problems, Family Counseing, Parenting Counseling|Comments Off on How to Avoid Burdening Children With Family Conflict

How Insecurity and Rumination Become Team Players in Romantic Breakups

How Rumination and Insecurity Become Team Players in Romantic Breakups   Rumination and insecurity go hand in hand. Insecurity is a destabilizing experience. It takes the ground from under you. There is nothing to hold onto because you feel lost, wobbly and untethered. Along comes a rope to cling to – a mental strategy [...]

By | November 24th, 2021|Anxiety therapy, Breakups and Separation, Fear and Pani, Insecurity Counseling, Separation and Loss|Comments Off on How Insecurity and Rumination Become Team Players in Romantic Breakups

Spotting Insecurities and Addressing it to Strengthen Relationships

Spotting Insecurities and Addressing Them to Strengthen Relationships Spotting insecurities in yourself can be scary and shameful as a client recently told me about being stuck in a relationship where he felt demeaned and devalued. He wanted to learn how to become more secure inside of himself to withstand the put downs, let downs [...]

By | October 27th, 2021|Anxiety Treatment, Breakups and Separation, Communication Issues, Couples Counseling, Family of Origin Counseling, Fear and Pani, Insecurity Counseling, relationship issues, Separation and Loss, separation counseling|Comments Off on Spotting Insecurities and Addressing it to Strengthen Relationships

Managing Parental Frustration When Your Child Cannot Make Choices

 Managing Parental Frustration When Your Child Can’t Choose and Wants Everything Parental frustration is an hourly and daily experience for most moms and dads who are trying to play nice to their kids by offering them food and or play choices only to get no reaction, or one of wanting everything. Parents want to [...]

By | September 20th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Managing Parental Frustration When Your Child Cannot Make Choices

Substance Abuse Acts as Self Medication for Loneliness, Anxiety and Depression

Substance Abuse acts as Self-Medication to Manage Loneliness, Anxiety and Depression Substance abuse acts as self-medication for millions of young people who are persistently depressed from the ages of ten to twenty four. According to the Journal of the Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, (2021), chronic depression in these formative years is the [...]

By | August 18th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Substance Abuse Acts as Self Medication for Loneliness, Anxiety and Depression