BALANCE

One of my clients, “Doug”, is a thirty year-old unmarried police officer. Doug is an only child from a small family. His primary pastime is physical exercise, and he has no hobbies, no close friends, and has very… Read More

Processing Your Experience

Everyone has bad experiences. Whenever bad experiences fall upon us, each of us will process those experiences in his or her own unique way, based on previous experience and on his or her personality. Some of us tend… 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

KNOWLEDGE

Thieves may steal your valuables. A natural disaster may destroy your home. Enemies may inflict death and destruction. But there is one thing no one can take from you. That thing is knowledge. Knowledge blesses us with power, freedom… Read More

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

Venting

In a recent session with a married couple, the wife told me that her husband sometimes comes home from work feeling grouchy. He can’t seem to blow off enough steam, he just keeps venting. She tells him to… Read More

BELIEFS

Our beliefs determine our decisions, thoughts and behavior. A client of mine who suffers from anxiety recently told me that his positive state of mind can turn negative if the slightest thing goes wrong. Over several sessions he… Read More