Who Are You?

Have you ever known an adult who just hasn’t been able to settle down? He moves around, can’t keep a job or sustain a relationship. He is restless and unfocused. This sort of person might even  be heard… 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

Hope

“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

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

Stuck!

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

Staying Positive

You may know the old saying about the daily news business: “If it bleeds, it leads.” That is how the news business operates. On any given day news reports focus first and foremost on a tragedy. The more… Read More

Beyond Limitations

Have you ever had doubts about yourself? Your ability to do well in school or at work, to have a healthy relationship, to make smart decisions and to solve problems? If so, you’re not alone. History tells us… Read More

Compassion

Let us begin by agreeing on the meaning of compassion. Adding to a standard dictionary definition, it seems clear that compassion includes the act of feeling and showing sympathetic caring for the suffering and misfortune of others. Some… Read More

MOTIVATION

“How many psychologists does it take to change a light bulb? Just one. But the light bulb has to really want to change.” In my therapy practice I encounter lots of people who are not motivated to change a… Read More

Curiosity

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson What a wonderful thought about enthusiasm; and the same could be said about curiosity. The purpose of this article is to consider problems like anxiety and depression,… Read More