Trapping Yourself

Speaking of unhappy relationships … here’s one situation that therapists see a lot of. One or both of the people in the relationship have made choices that have given them very few options in life. One obvious example… Read More

Imagine Possibilities

“Where there is no vision, the people perish …” – Proverbs 29:18 When we are frustrated, unhappy or confused, and we know something has to change, what is required in order to make that change? Is it will… Read More

For Granted

I recently spent a few lovely days at the home of an old college buddy and his wife. They are happily married, have two successful children, several grandchildren and are enjoying retirement in Florida. We had a great… Read More


“Pessimists may be right, but optimists are happy.” Hope is the expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen. Some people dare to hope. Others refuse it. The refusers say things such as, “I don’t get my… Read More

Success in Therapy

Whether you are receiving individual therapy, couples/marital therapy or family therapy, you are more likely to succeed if you prepare your mind for the experience and approach it positively. Clients receiving couples counseling from me will get the… Read More

Think, Then Speak

“Thinking is difficult. That’s why most people judge.” It is likely that you, as a reasonable person, accept the wisdom of thinking before speaking during moments that matter. If that is true, you are not alone. Most reasonable… Read More

Let Go Your Ego!

“If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, what am I?” – Rabbi Hillel Ego. When you consider that word, what comes to mind? Is it a part of… Read More

Others’ Opinions

Do you know anyone who tends to get seriously bent out of shape when he hears an opinion he doesn’t like? Maybe it’s even happened within your circle of friends and family. These days so many people are… Read More

Guilt and Shame

To be guilty means that one is responsible for doing something wrong. When a person says he feels guilty, he is saying he is experiencing an emotion akin to sadness, disappointment with oneself, and a sense of shame. … Read More


In general any person who seeks counseling is feeling badly and understands that something must change. If he is honest, he will also accept the fact that it’s often something about himself that must change: his way of… Read More