Category: Family


Just Breathe! Reduce Anxiety With This Simple Exercise

It might seize you in the middle of the night, or perhaps at the beginning of a work meeting, or maybe while driving your kids to soccer practice. Whe...

Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples: Healing and Creating Connections

All of us, from cradle to grave, are happiest when life is organized as a series of excursions, long or short, from the secure base provided by our at...

Our Brains, Our Bodies, Our Relationships

As I work with individuals and couples, I like to educate them on how our brains and our bodies impact our relationships. Understanding the correlatio...

Turning Holiday Stress Into Holiday Joy

It was getting dangerously close to Christmas. I had all but finished my shopping for the season when I realized that I had one more gift to buy. I kn...

Cure with Compassion: Relief for Every Day Perfectionists

Perfectionism is a common form of suffering today, and manifests in several ways. According to researchers of perfection, these manifestations include...

Roads to Ruin, Bridges to Recovery

Lisa started drinking when she was 16, just casually with her friends. After her parents’ messy divorce, she started to overdo it. Later, in college...

Play Therapy: What is it, and How Will it Help My Child?

When adults come to therapy, they can adequately express themselves using their words and having discussions with their therapist; however, when child...

Secrets to Being a Happy Mom

I have a love/hate relationship with blogs, Instagram and Facebook. They’re great because they keep me connected with people I care about, but not s...

Strength in Weakness: Connecting as a Couple When Life is Hard

The “Perfect” Couple A couple I once worked with in therapy some time ago—let’s call them Kevin and Gloria—seemed to have a lot going for th...

Communication Problems?

When I ask couples what I can help them with, the most common response is “communication problems.” In my mind, this term has become a catch-all e...