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What is EMDR?

  I love my work as a therapist being able to provide Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for clients who have experienced trauma and/or emotional distress.  EMDR helps clients overcome suffering from their past to live at peace and empowered in the present. When I first heard about EMDR therapy, I was uncertain and did not understand completely how it could work. […]

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When to consider psychotherapy?

When is it time to consider psychotherapy? For many people, the idea of consulting a psychotherapist regarding a personal problem is strange, foreign and oddly threatening. They may believe that counseling is only for people who are seriously mentally ill or for those who have experienced an extremely traumatic life event such as the death […]

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Humorous Approaches to Getting Men to Deal with Serious Mental Health Issues: Man Therapy

‘Man Therapy’ Tells Guys You Can’t Fix Your Mental Health with Duct Tape A funny, tough guy approach created by a Colorado-based suicide prevention foundation encourages men to deal with mental health issues. The humor of Man Therapy is intended to ease the way into facing serious problems like depression, stress, anger and substance abuse. […]

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For Those Who Think Therapists are Just Positive-Thinking Gurus…

So often, media portrays therapists to be incompetent, deliverers of platitudes, or those-people-who-make-me-talk-about-all-the-bad-sh*t-that’s-happened-to-me. And others will say that therapists just tout positive thinking and aren’t actually helpful. And some therapists may do or be all of these things, and nothing more. However, the truth of the matter is that most often, therapists receive individuals who […]

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The Solution Focused Brief Therapy Approach

The Solution Focused Brief Therapy Approach

Brief Therapy Focuses on Immediate Improvement Solution focused brief treatment (SFBT) seeks to empower the client to “create and experience her own uniquely meaningful and effective therapeutic changes” (Dolan, 1991, p.30). It is a unique treatment approach given that a central assumption is that the therapist does not really need to know all the details […]

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Sexual Fulfillment and Wellbeing

  Mating In Captivity: Unleashing Erotic Desire by Esther Perel invites us to take a radical look at monogamous relationships and the often-misunderstood role of intimacy in maintaining desire within exclusive relationships. Her work is aimed at couples  (heterosexual, lesbian, and gay) wishing to remain together within a sexually/sensually fulfilled committed relationship; but is also […]

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The Impact of High Conflict Divorce on Children’s Emotional Development

The Impact of High Conflict Divorce on Children’s Emotional Development 50% of marriages in the United States end in divorce. As clinicians, we are directly on the front lines of the divorce process in our work with couples, individuals, families, and with the children that experience their parent’s divorce. For the purpose of this article, […]

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The Here and Now: Relationships In the Making

Human connection and intimacy (attachment) are essential for all human beings. In my work as a psychotherapist, I am often inspired by the narratives of clients in their desire and work towards strengthening their bonds with others, but most importantly with themselves. I often remind clients that the ‘work’ that we do in the therapeutic […]

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Why Start Therapy?

The process of starting psychotherapy or counseling can be a nerve-wracking one. Sometimes entering into therapy carries stereotypes. It can challenge our sense of independence, that maybe we don’t need another person’s help (and a stranger at that). It can also be labeled as something that only “crazy” or “troubled” people do, or people with […]

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