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Should everyone have a therapist? Yes!

What stops you from finding a therapist? Some of my presenting clients (particularly couples) may not be actively “in crisis.” Others did not necessarily have self-identified therapy goals they…

New Relationship Resolutions for 2023

Start Right , Stay Connected The beginning of the New Year is a good time to think about goals for the year ahead. We canset goals anytime, but these…

Don’t know much about biology

But I do know that I love you It is not surprising when my feed skews towards biology and the nature of love. Writer, photographer, feminist, Deborah Copaken ended…

Keep Calm and Merry On!

Using mindfulness to embrace a new year. As we near the turn of yet another year of turbulence and uncertainty, it’s only fair to honor the long way we…

Talking Values with Teens

Do you live in your values? What do you value? How do your values impact how you live your life? How does it feel when you are living within…

Reclaim Your Lost Parts, You are Worth It

Brilliant Adaptations As adults, other people’s character traits trigger us in intimate relationships Take a closer look at the characteristics that precipitate our mean-spirited response with those closest to…
chronic pain

Grief is a Journey of Self Discovery

Getting help with grief never occurred to me My father died by accidental drowning six months before my wedding. The idea of seeking counseling or attending a grief group…

5 Lessons from a Recovering People Pleaser

Mind Your Party Manners I grew up hearing the reminder to remember my “party manners” every time I left the house, even when I joined the soccer practice carpool….

What to Expect in a Break Up

Life Happens This time of the year can be incredibly challenging if you are in the storm of a breakup.  Over twenty years ago I sat in that seat….

Do you want to change your relationship? Change your Lens!

Change your lens, change your relationship! First of all, how would your relationship be different if you approached your partner reflecting on two questions: What can I celebrate in…

Group Therapy or Counseling is Helpful During a Breakup

Navigating a Breakup During the Holiday Season Some people will not be seated at the table for the holidays. Life circumstances are causing spikes in couples deciding to terminate…
Reality Relationship shows

How to Be a Vulnerable Partner and Share Intimate Connection

Reality shows and Relationships I love watching reality dating shows.  Especially the more immersive, experiential ones (nod to OWN’s Ready to Love and Put a Ring on It, Lifetime’s Married at…