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...
Repairing Relationships:  The Importance of Reconnecting

Repairing Relationships: The Importance of Reconnecting

A healthy relationship is not defined by always maintaining peace and harmony. In fact, when two people in a relationship never disagree, they often have unspoken gripes festering between them. I believe that a healthy relationship is one in which the people are able...