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  • Understanding Childhood Anxiety

    January 6, 2014
    Understanding Childhood Anxiety – When to Relax and When to Get Help   Experiencing anxiety is a normal and expected part of child and adolescent development.  As kids and teens grow and face new challenges, they become more aware of new opportunities and also new threats in their world. Below is a list of some…

    Helping Teens & Adults with Identity Concerns

    December 30, 2013
    Helping Teens & Adults with Identity Concerns   I often work with teenagers and adults who are questioning their identities. In therapy, we will explore how the person sees and understands him or herself and how the person perceives being seen and supported within larger circles (family, school, job, community). We can also look at…

    Difficult Teen Break Ups

    December 23, 2013
    Supporting Your Teen through Difficult Break Ups (and Make Ups)   Dad: “What’s wrong, Sam?” Sam: “Nothing.” [Slamming his books on the counter top]. Dad: “Something’s up. What’s going on with you?” Sam: “Kelly broke up with me for Josh.” Dad: “Your friend, Josh?” Sam: “Yeah, was … don’t remind me.” Dad: “I’m sorry to…

    Happy Family Life

    December 16, 2013
    How to Nurture a Healthy and Happy Family Life   In an era of overtime, afterschool activities, and on-the-go dinners, parents and their children seem to be getting busier with each passing year.  In order to thrive in our active culture, families need to take time to strengthen themselves from within. Many factors impact the…