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28 Mar

The Challenge and Hope of Reunification Therapy

Priscilla Singleton, MSW, LMFT, LCSW,  is a licensed clinical social worker and a marriage and family therapist. Ms. Singleton’s areas of expertise are separating and divorcing families, adoption, promotion of child and adolescent connection in their families, children of divorce, and co-parent counseling. Ms. Singleton has been… Read More

28 Feb

True Courage: Coming to Therapy

I often say to my patients, particularly to those who feel embarrassed seeking help, "Only the strong people come to therapy." And I mean that. These people are brave enough to look at themselves and their roles in relationships. This kind of introspection, coupled with… Read More

14 Feb

How to Improve Your Relationship When You Feel Negatively About Each Other

Staff Therapist Dr. Michele Marsh's specialty areas include trauma, sexuality throughout the life cycle, sexual abuse, affairs, depression, and anxiety; parenting issues, and loss and grief.    I confess, I love Bruce Springsteen. He's the Boss, my favorite rocker who seems to nail the mysteries… Read More

31 Jan

Lessons from a Baby: Essence v. Behavior

Isn't it interesting that when a new baby is born we all see how precious and lovable that child is. But as soon as they grow up, we tend not to see the magnificent essence of that being? I was talking to a client about… Read More

17 Jan

Emotion Coaching: An Adoptive Family Finds Their Way From Loss to Attachment

Priscilla Singleton, MSW, LMFT, LCSW,  is a licensed clinical social worker and a marriage and family therapist. Ms. Singleton’s areas of expertise are separating and divorcing families, adoption, promotion of child and adolescent connection in their families, children of divorce, and co-parent counseling. Ms. Singleton has been… Read More

13 Dec

It’s Not Always a White Christmas. Complicated Families: Complicated Holidays

Family holidays used to be simpler, at least that is the myth. When family members look more alike, have similar ideas of how the holidays are celebrated, and have common expectations of behavior, food and customs, life seems easier. Today many more families are intercultural,… Read More

15 Nov

Takeaways from an Early Fall Vacation

I recently returned from a week's vacation on Martha's Vineyard and my mind can easily wonder back to my leisurely time there, even as I resign myself to the usual hustle and bustle that comes with the fall season for most of us. A longtime… Read More

13 Sep

Parenting and the Teenage Years: A Parent’s Survival Guide

As parents, we try hard to understand our teenagers, but oftentimes we seem at a loss and it can be very stressful. Parenting is a difficult job in the best of circumstances. If you add to that a child who is experiencing some extra problems,… Read More

2 Aug

Relationships and Banking

You've probably heard this analogy before - relationships are like bank accounts. Couples therapists often use this explanation to help people conceptualize what they do (and don't do) in relationships, in a way that's easily understood. Often an "aha" is heard as one partner (or… Read More

19 Jul

Grief and Loss

In her 2005 memoir "The Year of Magical Thinking," recounting both joyful and painful memories of love and loss in her family, the writer and author Joan Didion counsels readers that "grief when it comes, is nothing we expect it to be." We ask ourselves… Read More