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

The Family Boss

Years ago, my colleagues and I, while working for the same agency, attended a day-long professional retreat. The purpose was to identify problems in our practice and to build cohesiveness. At one point we were asked to reply… Read More

Problems, Problems

How do personal problems arise, how are they maintained and what does it take to solve them? In the helping professions theories abound regarding all three of these questions. In this article we look at how relationship problems… Read More

Who’s Using Whom?

“The world is made up of givers and takers. The takers may eat better. But the givers sleep better.” Have you ever felt that you were being used? Has your boss used you in order to advance his… Read More

Trust, Fear, Love

A distorted idea of love can lead people to make horribly bad decisions. In speaking to their counselors, clients present a wide variety of words and phrases to describe their problems. Among the endless stream of words, a… Read More


Nineteen years of experience, including fourteen years as therapist and Program Director at a treatment center for teens, have have provided me with knowledge and understanding of relationship problems. Foremost among those problems are the ever-present difficulties in… Read More

No Time? Really?

People come for therapy with all kinds of problems. They’re depressed or anxious and feel unmotivated to change. They have low energy, poor self-esteem or they’re bitter about having been hurt. They know they ought to get regular… Read More


Several years ago, long after texting had become the preferred way for some people to exchange words, some genius from some magazine wrote in praise of texting, saying, “At least people are communicating.” No kidding? Texting is communicating?… Read More

No More Chances

You’ve probably heard the joke,”Denial is not just a river in Egypt.” Consider a man – we’ll call him “the offender” – who has done something very wrong, it’s not the first time and he is outraged that… Read More

The Real You

He grew up, an only child, with his mother and father, Sam and Lorna, who had been through hell in World War II. Nearly every member of their families were slaughtered by Nazi criminals. That included Lorna’s parents,… Read More