Blog

17 Jul

Taking on the Challenge of Inevitable Change

Change is always there waiting for us and sometimes it’s a rough ride on a bad road...... "What? This isn't arthritis? You mean there's something growing inside the bone in my leg?" That was not a happy day for me, an active baby-boomer... But the need to… Read More

7 Jul

Reauthor Your Sex Story

All sorrows can be born if you put them in a story or tell a story about them. ―Isak Dinesen Sex therapy clients have usually done their own research, mining the Internet and talking to friends in an effort to solve their problem before coming… Read More

1 Jul

You Can Take a Break, But Your Program Can’t

Summer is often a time for trips to the beach, the mountains or simply a time to relax and let our guard down a little bit. Many of us take vacations in the summer in hopes to get away from it all and have a… Read More

26 Jun

Veterans Reactions to Recent Iraq Turmoil

With the recent conflict in Iraq quickly escalating, many have strong opinions on how the government should proceed in helping this struggling country.  Billions of dollars have been spent since 2001 and millions of individuals and families have been profoundly impacted by this war. For… Read More

25 Jun

Improve Your Mood Using Everyday Neuroscience

You might be wondering from the title of this article, “What on earth does neuroscience have to do with improving my mood? How can some obscure research on the brain help me feel better?”  Well, thankfully, neuroscience is more accessible these days and it has… Read More

24 Jun

Thoughts on Postpartum Depression

The New York Times recently published a series of articles on postpartum depression, including Thinking of Ways to Harm Her. This article does an excellent job of illustrating how serious postpartum depression can be, with powerful firsthand accounts from women who were quite ill. It… Read More

12 Jun

Traumatic Brain Injuries and Homelessness

A recent study from St. Michael's Hospital in Canada found that almost half of all homeless men had suffered at least one traumatic brain injury during their life, with over 80% of the injuries occurring before the men lost their homes. The most likely causes… Read More

4 Jun

The Power of the Personal

The New York Times recently published a short but hopeful essay, "Transference? I'll Take It", by Michelle Huneven about a successful  round of therapy that eventually led her to falling in love and getting married. As a relationship therapist, I often think about the relationships… Read More

27 May

Depression: Fighting the Stigma

Two high school students recently wrote an article about their squashed efforts to bring mental health issues out into the open at their school. Their voice was heard by The New York Times, which both printed and published the article "Depressed, But Not Ashamed" online.… Read More

22 May

World MS Day 2014

World MS Day is the only global awareness campaign for multiple sclerosis. Each year, MS societies come together to share information with the public about MS and how it affects the lives of over 2 million people. This year, World MS Day will take place… Read More