If you are like me, you are seeing all kinds of information online about how to get through this unprecedented time. Celebrities have some great ideas! However, I’d like to offer some tips on how to maintain your mental health from the perspective of a licensed mental...

December 31, 2019

  1. Never underestimate the power of being heard

  2. Acknowledging trauma lessens its impact

  3. Saying positive things to yourself is a powerful healing technique

  4. The answers are often outside in Nature

  5. Strength means holding on when you feel the weakest

  6. ...

Years ago, I learned to make figure eights on a sheet of ice. As a competitive skater, I was required to learn a variety of old-school figure eights, drawn by my ice skates’ edges and turns. The movements were repetitive and required hours of practice in a mostly quiet...

December 31, 2018

Happy New Years! It’s a time for a new beginning, for a celebration. Many celebrations involve alcohol, and unfortunately, people choosing to drive after drinking. Everyone thinks, I’ll be careful. It won’t happen to me. My experience working for Mothers Against Drunk...

August 23, 2017

I’ve worked with many people who are experiencing depression and working toward recovery. These are the most common questions that come up in my office. If you have additional questions, feel free to contact me and I will try to help. For immediate mental health crisis...

February 3, 2017

As I enter the hotel ballroom, I know immediately. This group is as large as promised. Over 200 people fill the room. They are laughing and cheering at a video that is being projected onto three huge screens flanking an elevated stage.

In just 10 short minutes, I will...

January 19, 2017

I absolutely love the New Year. It feels like a clean slate. New Year’s resolutions abound. Wellness memes, articles and tidbits fill up our social media and news feeds. So it got me to thinking: How does a resolution stick? As a therapist, my career is built on helpin...

December 14, 2016

For a change of pace on my blog, I'm sharing a parable (a short story with the purpose of conveying a moral/or principal). I hope you enjoy it!

Chupta Sherpa was a wise, wiry woman who trekked up an immense mountain in Nepal so often she appeared to be part of the lands...

November 16, 2016

When you have experienced a painful loss such as a breakup with a significant other or the death of a loved one, holidays can be extremely difficult.

Perhaps you have strained relationships with family.

Empty nesters can feel abandoned at the holidays as their adult ch...

October 27, 2016

Whether you are a teen first exploring romantic relationships or if you are an older adult returning to the dating scene after divorce, anyone can be tricked into believing her new love interest is Prince/Princess Charming.

We can be drawn in by the charm, the romance,...

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