What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

If you have ever seen a therapist, watched a therapist on TV you have probably heard the term cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT for short. CBT is based on the cognitive model of psychotherapeutic treatment that helps people learn how to identify and change destructive or disturbing thought patterns that have a negative influence on […]


Chronic Pain and its Impact on our Psychology

There are few things in life that are harder to deal with than chronic pain. Pain, chronic or not, is one of the most intense motivators of anxiety, frustration, anger, and depression. Chronic pain has been one of the most studied challenges that human’s face and yet, finding good ways to manage it has been […]


Suicide—The Personal Side

Having done a decent amount of grief work during my years practicing, I have had the honor of sitting with others experiencing grief due to the loss of a loved one by suicide. Grief work is always difficult, but the suddenness of suicide brings an added layer of challenge to the healing process.


Suicide—The Practical Side

One person dies every 40 seconds by suicide (www.who.int). Suicide is a word we do not often hear or talk about, yet it is happening every day. In recent years the deaths of celebrities like Kate Spade, Anthony Bourdain and Robin Williams have brought awareness to this topic. And yet, it remains a subject few […]