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Discussing Divorce With Young Children

Three Impediments to Discussing Divorce With Young Children, and a Three Step Process to do it Well Discussing divorce with young children is probably every parent’s worst nightmare. All the promises you made yourself when you first embarked on the parenthood journey crumble into dust, making you feel like a failure. Discussing divorce with [...]

Hate Being the Bogey Man? Then Give up These Four Things

Hate Being the Bogey Man? Then Give up These Four Things! Being cast as the bogey man is hurtful, crushing and upends your sense of reality. Your self-esteem and sense of value is threatened. Being the bogey man in your romantic relationship can wear you down into a beleaguered timid powerless victim OR make [...]

By | July 11th, 2022|Abusive Relationship Counseling, Insecurity Counseling, Parenting Counseling, stress|Comments Off on Hate Being the Bogey Man? Then Give up These Four Things

Three Ways a Relationship Crisis Benefits Communication, Intimacy and Self-care

Three Ways a Relationship Crisis Benefits Communication, Intimacy and Self-care The very term relationship crisis makes your heart stop, your blood pressure sky rocket and a flood of adrenalin preparing you for fight/flight/or freeze. It’s unpleasant and threatening. Most of us want to avoid a relationship crisis and do everything we can to avoid [...]

By | June 9th, 2022|Communication Problems, Couples Counseling, couples therapy, Family Counseing, Grief Counseling, Individual Counseling, Intimacy, Parenting Counseling|Comments Off on Three Ways a Relationship Crisis Benefits Communication, Intimacy and Self-care

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 [...]

By | May 10th, 2022|Intimacy, Parenting Counseling, Separation and Loss|Comments Off on Six Signs of Pre-empty Nest Fears and Six Ways to Manage Them

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