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November 24, 2019

The problem of suffering from back pain while trying to get a good night’s rest can  become a never-ending cycle. When you have so much pain that you can’t rest well, you’re more likely to toss and turn, leading you to wake up in even more pain than before. If you coul...

October 21, 2019

Yoga is a wonderful way to enhance flexibility, increase strength, and even improve your mental health. Studies have shown that the deep breathing it requires calms the nervous system, for instance. Given its many benefits, both physical and mental, it’s no wonder that...

October 10, 2019

   It is very common to experience some anxiety on Sunday night before the work and school week gets started.  However for some people, Sunday night can cause an overwhelming amount of anxiety. It is anticipatory anxiety about the week to come, all that needs to get do...

September 11, 2019

   There are days when multiple things seem to go wrong and you can’t seem to get your grip on the day.  What you had planned ends up not happening and you have to totally switch around what you planned to do that day.  These days can exhaust you and make you feel like...

August 13, 2019

  The dangers are real and internet activity often can be hidden from parents.  In my practice with teens I cannot count how many teens have been involved with sexting, posting private information and posting details about where they live.  This is very dangerous as so...

July 18, 2019

You’ve identified your anxiety disorder and maybe even sought treatment. What if treatment hasn’t taken hold yet, and your anxiety still interferes with daily life?

The answer is self-care. Self-care is your super-hero if anxiety is your foe. It’s anxiety’s Kryptonite.


May 30, 2019

When you think of self-care, what comes to mind? If you’re like most people, you probably think of diet, exercise, and caring for your physical health. Caring for your body is essential. After all, self-care improves your prognosis for a wide range of conditions, from ...

May 20, 2019

   Many clients I first meet with have entered therapy for the first time and seem uncertain about what to expect. This is normal and it can feel uncomfortable at first but I think it helps for us to clarify what to expect so you have a better idea of how therapy can h...

April 30, 2019

    Recently I was speaking with a mom of a 13-year-old daughter who was explaining to me that her daughter doesn’t appear to want to go to sleep at night.  She stated that the teen would be up late into the evening watching television or entertaining herself on her ph...

March 30, 2019

     I recently experienced a death in my family.  My 92 years old grandmother passed away.  She was my mother’s mother.  She and my mother had a very complicated relationship.  Everyone in the family knew my grandmother would pass away sometime soon.  However, deliver...

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