Category: Family


ABPA: A New Paradigm for Parental Alienation

Many years have been wasted by the distracting controversy surrounding parental alienation. Although there is a large body of research validating its ...

The Biology Behind Human Relationships

Relationship advice usually focuses on conscious actions: Don’t go to bed angry. Develop good communication skills. Go on a weekly date. These are a...

Physical Affection: Good for Your Health and Your Marriage

When it comes to the topic of physical affection (PA), sex tends to take the spotlight, while non-sexual PA tends to get overlooked. While sex is defi...

Play Therapy, The Parent’s Role

Many parents are unsure of what their role is in regards to helping their child once their child is in therapy; however, I have found that having pare...

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...