22May

Understanding Your Transgender Child

When your child comes out to you as transgender it’s only natural to have endless questions about what to do as a parent. You will want to understand what your child is going through, first and foremost. The most frequent question parents of transgender children ask me is “what does this mean for my child?”

14May

How to Get the Most out of Counseling

Reaching out for help is difficult. Add on to that a depressive episode, anxiety or struggling through life changes and it can make going to therapy seem impossible. Many of my clients are nervous during their first visit and have no idea what to expect. Although everyone’s experiences are going to vary, I think there […]

07May

Like Fine Wine—the Personal Side

I was at a dinner party and one of the women there was jokingly telling her husband that now that he is 40 years old he is only 10 years from 50 and 20 years from 60. We all laughed and continued nibbling on our appetizers and sipping our drinks, but her comment did get […]

01May

Like Fine Wine—the Practical Side

Whether or not you drink wine, you are most likely familiar with the saying, “I am like fine wine. I only get better with age.” Many people use this phrase jokingly, but I think most of us like to believe that we are getting better as time goes by. By better I don’t necessarily mean […]

21Apr

The Best Way to Argue with Your Partner

There is a couple on my couch. Sasha and Veronica have been arguing with each other for the past 10 minutes about how Veronica doesn’t want to go to Sasha’s parents house for the weekend, and Sasha feels hurt by that.

14Apr

The One Consistency of Life

The old saying “the only constant in life is change” gets more and more true for me the older I get. Despite seeing this and accepting it, however, I tend to dig my heels in and do my best to prevent the inevitable disruptions in my life. Even change that I have brought on myself […]

07Apr

Girls and Boys Just Wanna Have Fun—The Personal Side

My good friend who is in her early forties just shared with me about a recent night out she had that involved quite a bit of fun. She, her husband and a few other couples made dinner reservations at their favorite restaurant for a Saturday night like they usually do at least once a month. […]

01Apr

Girls and Boys Just Wanna Have Fun—The Practical Side

Have you ever been to Disney World? Do remember going there as a kid? Or perhaps you have taken your child there to visit. I absolutely love going to Disney or any of the parks we have here, really. And one of my favorite things to do when I am there is people watch and […]

21Mar

The Importance of Vulnerability in a Relationship

You may have experienced the sensation of withholding information or feelings from your partner, whether consciously or subconsciously. “Bringing this up will only cause an argument”, you may think. “We’ve talked about this before and nothing good came of it.” Or perhaps “if I tell my partner this, perhaps he will leave me or think […]

14Mar

Mindfulness: Nonjudgment

For me, one of the hardest aspects of mindfulness is nonjudgment. The idea of not judging myself or evaluating the moment as good or bad was a new concept for me. So much so, that most of the time I wasn’t even aware I was doing it. Judging situations, emotions, thoughts and just about everything […]