Parenting an Anxious Child

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One of the hardest things about parenting is the unexpected. There is no parenting manual for the most basic parenting skills and it becomes even more challenging when your child …

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Pain and the Problem of Numbers

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Our society really likes to measure things. How efficient are you? How successful are you? How many likes do you get? How much do you weigh? How many degrees do …

Transitioning to Summer, When You Have Kids

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You know those significant events in your life that become that reference point for everything else? Like, “that happened after the accident?”, or “before I got married”, or “after the …

Innovation in Trauma Therapy: OEI

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For a long time trauma therapy has involved use of standard talk therapy to recount, relive, and work to heal traumatic events from one’s past. For many who have undergone …

The Red Book

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One of the issues I find myself frequently confronted by in my interactions with clients is the difficulty in finding and accessing helping services. Many of my clients come to …

The Power of SandTray

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In my attempt to connect with friends far and wide with the social medium of the day, facebook, I came across a fantastic video created by a colleague of mine …

Building The Sound Relationship House

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Years ago I was introduced to a book written by John Gottman entitled “The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.” It is memorable for me, mostly because it was one …

5 Love Languages

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Written by author Gary Chapman, the 5 Love Languages is an excellent resource for couples who find themselves missing the mark with their partner. The book outlines five distinct “languages” …

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Peak Performance

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Have you ever tried to work towards a goal and find that for every few steps forward, you then take a step or two back? Or have you found stumbling …

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Self-Care

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Tomorrow I will be offering the first class in a series on self-care. Preparing for this class has offered me an opportunity to reflect on the value of this practice. …