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Is Technology Ruining Our Relationships??

In the past 10 years we have seen an explosion in new forms of social technologies. With the rise of Facebook, Twitter, Google+, texting, smartphones, and tablets, connecting to anyone and everyone is virtually possible. We now have more ways to “connect” with people but is this new form of communication causing a disconnect with those most important to us? …

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Daily Mantras

I love keywords. I love quotes and famous sayings. I think having a short phrase that stands out in our mind can help keep us grounded in our often hectic day.  Clients have told me how helpful it can be to select a quote or “mantra” and repeat it over and over throughout the day to help lesson anxiety, or …

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Helping Children Cope With Going Back to School

The end of summer is upon us which means, for many of us, school is right around the corner.  Last minute vacation get-aways, getting the kids (or yourself!) to bed a little earlier,  and the ritual of buying school supplies, clothes and picking out the perfect backpack are what many families are found doing these last few weeks. With all …

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Lightening Your Load

As we travel down the road of life we pick up new ideas, thoughts and lives and discard the used, worn-out familiarities.  And as we travel, we are also trading in our bags for certain life events we experience.  Sometimes we need a carry-on for light issues.  Sometimes a backpack will suffice for the necessities.  Other times we need full-on …

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Keeping Anxiety in Check with Numbers

A very specific strategy to help you interpret whether your worries are anxiety is to step out of yourself and assign them a number based on intensity. While this may sound like a very logical strategy in a very emotional situation, it can help to keep your worries in perspective. For example, when I am worrying about an issue in …

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Mental Health

According to the SAMHSA website (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration): “September is Recovery Month. Recovery Month promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental and substance use disorders, celebrates people in recovery, lauds the contributions of treatment and service providers, and promotes the message that recovery in all its forms is possible. Recovery Month spreads …

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My Kids Are Driving Me Crazy!!!!!!

About halfway into summer vacation, parents start mentioning “my kids are driving me crazy!” Then, they list out what their children are doing (or not doing) to make them crazy–not picking up wrappers from snacks, dishes all over the house, clothes gathered around the laundry basket instead of being in it, getting up at 11 am and going to bed …

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Important Considerations in the Treatment of Children and Adolescents

The way that we parent emerges from several sources. The influences for my parenting came from my parents, relatives, friend’s parents, teachers, and coaches. Yes, there are many texts, and I have read a few, but parenting is ‘on-line’, we respond ‘in-the-moment’! We usually don’t stop, read a book, or reflect on past teachings as the needs of children arise. …

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Marriage and Couple Therapy

Several decades ago, I was assigned to provide marriage counseling. I had some sound training for marriage counseling, so, thankfully, all went well. This early experience opened the door for realizing the complexities of marital and couple problems. In the course of further education, training, supervision, case discussions, and more practice, my appreciation for couple work grew immensely. The intimacy …

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After the Affair

My wife Marian and I just returned from what we like to call a “spoil me” vacation.  It’s one of those trips where we check in to a resort, (our favorite is the JW Marriott Camelback in Paradise Valley, Arizona) and have nothing on the agenda except rest, relaxation, fine cuisine, and massages at the spa.  We also do light …

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