Blog

12 Apr

Tuning Our Instruments

"We're just not compatible anymore" is a phrase often heard in counseling sessions. And often, as the dialogue deepens, the one speaking may come to a realization that even when and if they were compatible with their partner, that in itself may not be enough… Read More

15 Mar

Do Antidepressants Work?

There's been a lot of buzz in the media recently following an article printed in the January issue of JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) showing that antidepressants are no better than placebo (a sugar pill) in alleviating symptoms of mild and moderate depression.… Read More

8 Mar

The Physical Toll of Anger: Keeping Our Hearts in Mind

"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned". ~Buddha We all have good reasons to feel angry sometimes, and many of us are very skilled at justifying… Read More

26 Oct

Firebirds and Feathers: Boys Becoming Men

A few years ago I was working with a young college athlete, who was in the midst of deciding whether or not to continue with Track & Field, with "Athletics," as the Europeans would say. Coincidentally, I had just participated in a workshop given by… Read More

4 May

Parenting the Gifted Performer

When an archer is shooting for nothing, he has all his skill. If he shoots for a brass buckle, he is already nervous. If he shoots for a prize of gold, he goes blind or sees two targets -- He is out of his mind!… Read More

2 Feb

Your Loved One is on Psychiatric Medication. Now What?

Your partner has been diagnosed with depression and/or anxiety and the doctor has prescribed medication. What does this mean? First, it means that your partner's symptoms are interfering with his or her quality of life and/or functioning level. You probably already knew that. Second, it… Read More

12 Jan

Tips for Parents of Children with Epilepsy

Sometimes it seems as if there are only two types of parents with young children: parents who have a child with epilepsy, and parents who worry that their child will someday develop a seizure disorder. And now with the recent tragic death of John Travolta's… Read More

12 Feb

“Conversation Hearts” for Valentine’s Day and Everyday

NECCO began putting funny little sayings on chalky-tasting candy hearts back in the 1800’s. Maybe you remember them from grade school. Old classics like “Be Mine” and “Truly Yours”. Racy ones (to a 2nd grader!) like “Kiss Me.” Recent additions for the modern age such… Read More

29 Jan

A Dating Guide (For the Married Couple)

This is not a guide to help you find suitable people to date, nor is it a guide to the hottest new spots in town. This is a recommendation for all committed couples to find a way to set aside time every week for each… Read More

18 Dec

Bipolar Disorder: Dispelling the Fears

During a recent conversation with colleagues we were struck by the way in which we have begun to think about those clients who are very sensitive to their environments as having a place on the continuum of bipolar disorder. Bipolar Disorder has an underlying chemical… Read More