Questions about Anxiety from a Client Off at College

In my work with students and clients in my private practice, I’ve found that some take to emailing while away on business or at college. Yesterday I received an email from a college student and they asked some great questions. They have always had a desire to sincerely learn about what is going on for … Continue reading Questions about Anxiety from a Client Off at College

Revealing Weaknesses of Mental Health Professionals & Diagnoses

The other morning I was enjoying my morning routine of coffee and news when I came upon Dr. Frances' (psychiatrist and former chair of the DSM-IV Task Force) comments on Trump.  If you don't know, there's been a ton of debate among psychiatrists, psychologists and other therapists on whether or not we have a duty to … Continue reading Revealing Weaknesses of Mental Health Professionals & Diagnoses

Apple and the 2016 MacBook Pro are Working to Change Your Brain, and it’s Uncomfortable

What's Up As an Apple fan, I appreciate the thoughtfulness that Apple puts into integrating their hardware and software so that it gradually moves users in new directions (whether they like it or not).  Psychologically, this is a good move because there's only so much change that people are willing to tolerate before they avoid the situation.  Well this year, Apple has pushed the … Continue reading Apple and the 2016 MacBook Pro are Working to Change Your Brain, and it’s Uncomfortable

What Meditation & Mindfulness are Really About

  As a long-time meditator and Buddhist, I am increasingly concerned about the level of appropriation of meditation practices.  I am especially frightened by people and professionals who claim to others that they are knowledgeable on the subject, to the point of calling themselves teachers, but who clearly promote a harmful and grossly misguided version of meditation. … Continue reading What Meditation & Mindfulness are Really About

Psychotherapy 101: Therapy for Your Kid

There may come a point and time when you feel the need to take your child to a psychotherapist.  If you're in this situation and you're considering making this move, you, as a parent, need to consider some important things before you start this process.  The first part of what every parent needs to understand is that their limited in their … Continue reading Psychotherapy 101: Therapy for Your Kid

Stay With Me | Why Being Present Makes or Breaks Relationships

The other night I was streaming an episode of the show American Odyssey when an intimate scene between two characters struck me in such a lovely way.  For those of you who don't know the show, it has a "network television series" feel to it and the main plot centers around a female soldier in the middle east who's presumed dead … Continue reading Stay With Me | Why Being Present Makes or Breaks Relationships

5 Months Without Carbs: A Personal Account

For those of you contemplating dropping carbs and processed foods to give the Ketogenic Diet a crack, I thought I'd offer my experiences.  To give you a back drop, I've been on a few different diets through the years.  Generally, my goal has been to try out a new way of eating to see if it … Continue reading 5 Months Without Carbs: A Personal Account

Sugar and Food: an Antidepressant

Every evening and every morning I pop open the lovely Apple News app and scan through the latest news.  One of them talked about sugar and it's addictive properties.  While I'm going to post something on the Ketogenic diet, which I've been on for about 5 months now, I wanted to add to the talk … Continue reading Sugar and Food: an Antidepressant

Psychotherapy 101: Does Therapy Work?

People often make a lot of assumptions about therapy and whether it works or not. In this blog post and podcast, I address this issue and help explain how therapy can be a successful experience, or do nothing for you at all.