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Because of large gains in technology patients today have the opportunity to have access to their medical records online, to view statements or test results online, or they can potentially email their providers rather than playing phone tag.  Not only is this convenient...

September 6, 2018

Lately, I have had a significant number of clients discussing how overwhelmed and unproductive

they are with everyday life.  They feel tired and unmotivated throughout the day.  It was discovered that their brain is tired. Daily life can be a struggle, especially when...

It’s that time of the year again when kids go back to school. This transition can be difficult for some kids with the change in routine and structure. It’s important to plan in advance for the transition back to school; such as preparing for a new teacher, new schedule...

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is an evidence- based therapy. It is thought that DBT is mainly for people with Borderline Personality Disorders. However, this is not the case. DBT is used for those who struggle with emotional dysregulation.

What is a dialectic tho...

June 21, 2018

More often than not when couples first enter my office it is because they are in an intense state of

conflict. They will often report that their reason for seeking out services is because they are fighting and arguing all of the time and they are just not sure the rela...

We’ve typically all heard of a therapy dog or a service animal, but what about incorporating our furry friends into the therapeutic relationship? What are the benefits to having an animal in the therapy room? Animal assisted therapy (AAT) is a therapeutic modality that...

Recently I’ve had some conversations with some patients regarding their frustration with the mental healthcare system and their ability to find appropriate and adequate care.  Reaching out for help regarding one’s mental health can be a scary task all its own, let alon...

March 23, 2018

Loss and grief are some of the most challenging circumstances to be present with in life. I have found time after time listening to those in pain saying, “I should be over this by now.” Many of us are aware of the Kübler-Ross model identifying 5 stages of grief. These...

I often see people in my office who are going through a difficult time and struggling to hold onto hope. Whether it is marital problems, addiction, depression, or grief, most of us have experienced despair. There are countless situations in which simply having hope can...

January 19, 2018

This scene has played out in my office over countless initial sessions with couples seeking therapy.  I eventually ask, “So, when did things start to go downhill for you two?”  After some hemming and hawing the couple looks at each other and somewhat simultaneously say...

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