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Get Over Your Guilt

I believe guilt is an emotion that is detrimental to one’s mental health, and it is best to prevent or resolve it when it arises, so that one can live more freely and happily. According to Sigmund Freud, the emotions that propel us are sexuality ...

Don’t be Fooled by the Anxiety Trick

Chronic Anxiety is a challenge for 18.1 percent of the US population, according to the NIMH.  I’m of the opinion that most of the challenges people have with chronic anxiety are caused by what I refer to as “The Anxiety Trick.” I...

Being in Crisis

It’s probably not surprising that as a psychiatric mental health provider, I work daily with people who are in crisis. Over the years, I’ve noticed that fewer and fewer people are aware they are in crisis when they come to see me. There are...

Midwife of the Soul- Attachment Trauma

Enter a marvel of complexity -- the human brain. The brain is hard wired for attachment, an evolutionary adaptation that stems from the reality that safety and survival is typically more likely while in a band rather than solo. Attachment trauma refers...

Sex and The Older Couple

In 1962 Helen Gurley Brown created a publishing hit with Sex and the Single Girl, a work of non-fiction that advocated for women’s financial independence and sexual experience prior to or without marriage. It sold 2 million copies in 3 weeks, cle...

Let’s Talk About Low Libido

We need to start the conversation on low sexual desire, or libido.   Libido can be described as an energy or an urge that promotes the desire leading us to sexual contact. Low libido is a problem for many individuals throughout their adult lifet...

Are Triggers Ruining Your Relationships?

Think about the last time you got really upset at your partner. Did your reaction surprise you or your partner? In these situations, it is important to look at the feelings that arise, especially feelings of anger because these are indicators of some d...

5 Tips for Talking with Teens and Tweens

As a teen and tween therapist, I meet with parents alone after 4-5 sessions with their child to discuss progress, any problems or issues at home and to check in to see how things are going. I recently met with the parents of one of my teenage clients, ...

There is No Such Thing as Good Stress in Toxic Workplaces

Lately I have seen the increase of clients seeking therapy due to the nature of their work environment. More and more clients are seeking services through their employee assistance program (EAP) because of work stress. Even more concerning is that some...

Mindfulness as a Way to Transform Your Anger

Anger. That burning rage that is impossible to ignore. It’s not always a bad thing. It’s a natural reaction to a perceived threat or injustice. It is a strong, intense, and uncomfortable feeling meant to wake up your system and alert you th...

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