Trust in the Time of COVID

Trust in the Time of COVID

Anxiety is at an all-time high in our country and in our world.  The reports about mental health are just as overwhelming as the reports about the physical devastation that can be caused by the COVID-19 virus.  Having an invisible virus that could harm you potentially...
This is Getting on My Nerves: Polyvagal Theory and You

This is Getting on My Nerves: Polyvagal Theory and You

Does your mood ever change suddenly for reasons that you can’t explain?  Do you sometimes suddenly feel anxious or suddenly feel exhausted?  I can say yes to both of these questions and most likely you can, too.  I just spent four inspiring days at Kripalu in the...
Why I Prefer Longer Therapy Sessions

Why I Prefer Longer Therapy Sessions

I have worked as a therapist for 20 years and I have done things differently than most therapists for the majority of that time. I was taught in graduate school to recommend to every client that we meet weekly for a 50-minute session. I remember looking around the...
Consciousness is Medicine for Our Relationships

Consciousness is Medicine for Our Relationships

Consciousness is Medicine for Our Relationships We are at a crossroads in our relationships every day. Do I do my best to show up as my best self? Or do I blame you for why I don’t? I have been working with couples for 20 years and I have heard every reason why a...
Teen Turmoil:  Getting Support in the Tumultuous Teen Years

Teen Turmoil: Getting Support in the Tumultuous Teen Years

When I first became a Marriage and Family Therapist I was intimidated by working with teens. I was not even a decade out of my own teen years and I had been an overwhelming force in my household as a teen. I was opinionated and vocal and I didn’t agree with my...