The Needy Parent

In previous articles I have said that the marital relationship is the most important relationship in a family. [Blended families are a separate problem, because a parent’s loyalty and devotion to his or her children may be greater… Read More

Love Vs. Trust

I meet with a couple who is struggling through a betrayal. He cheated. She is crushed. It’s been many months, and she can’t forgive, much less forget. Nearly every day a thought enters her mind, something like, ‘is… Read More

The Insecure Parent

Several years ago a couple came for counseling over a period of two years. They were middle-aged, fairly successful and had a very bright teen-aged son, who excelled at school and adored his parents. The mom had multiple… Read More

A Bedtime Wonder

Heart attacks occur on Monday mornings more than at any other time of the week. It’s no wonder. National surveys show that most Americans dislike their jobs. Every week, Sunday night rolls into Monday morning, and these folks… Read More

Predictability & Anxiety

As a therapist, I have observed that most people who have anxiety complain of a low tolerance for uncertainty. Not knowing what’s going to happen in a given situation is liable to make them uncomfortable, anxious or even… Read More

PATIENCE

If you struggle to make smart decisions, please read on.

TAKING CHARGE OF PROBLEMS

Problems such as anxiety and depression respond very well to changes in behavior, attitude and thinking. In fact, mental and behavioral health providers agree on this point – medication alone is not enough. In one particular area the… Read More

Understanding Your Feelings

Are men really less sensitive to emotions than women are? My work experience convinces me that’s true. Here is a case in point. One of my male clients reports that he has difficulty understanding what he’s feeling, and… Read More

Healing Emotional Hurts

Therapy for people suffering from psychological trauma took a giant leap forward when EMDR Therapy came onto the scene. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is proven effective in the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), as well… Read More

The Mother of Emotions

“Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose.” – Kris Kristofferson Fear is the source of most, if not all, painful emotions. Hatred, rage, apathy, social anxiety, phobias, envy, jealousy, excessive worry, suspicion, greed, and certain forms… Read More