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An ODD Diagnosis Doesn’t Make Your Child “Bad”

An ODD Diagnosis Doesn’t Make Your Child “Bad”

In recent years, I’ve encountered a growing number of parents in my therapy practice who come to me fearing that their child has oppositional defiant disorder (ODD). According to the...
Today I Love Boiling Kettles

Today I Love Boiling Kettles

Today I love boiling kettles that bubble and laugh and make hot water for tea and other things. I love the sounds of happy kitchens that echo hope and  cheer in the morning....
Podcast | Abandoned: Loss of Friendships

Podcast | Abandoned: Loss of Friendships

The feeling of abandonment can span through all types of relationships and in this episode, we focus on friendships. Have you ever had a close friend abandon you or have...
7 Tips For A Good Sleep Routine With Bipolar Disorder

7 Tips For A Good Sleep Routine With Bipolar Disorder

When you live with bipolar disorder, a routine especially when it comes to sleep is something that becomes vital. Often a lack of sleep can contribute to a mood slipping too low or a lot of the time,...
Holiday Preparation: 5 Challenges You May Encounter

Holiday Preparation: 5 Challenges You May Encounter

What is your perspective on the holiday season this year? Did it come too fast for you? Or are you ready? There are mixed emotions this year from so many people I know and I’m not sure we,...
Want Less Stress and Overwhelm in Your Life? Write it Down.

Want Less Stress and Overwhelm in Your Life? Write it Down.

In this age of technological advances designed to make our lives easier, sometimes the simplest solutions allude us. I’m often surprised to discover how many of my clients feel that they shouldn’t have to write something down because they believe they should be able to mentally manage all that day-to-day life throws at them....
4 Things You Can Do When Feeling Anxious

4 Things You Can Do When Feeling Anxious

When your body or mind detects a threat, it goes into the fight-or-flight mode. Through a symphony of physiological events (e.g., increased heart and breathing rates,...
10 Celebrities Who Live With Bipolar Disorder

10 Celebrities Who Live With Bipolar Disorder

No one is immune to mental illness. Even the rich and famous live with mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder. It has been in the past few years that celebrities have come out of the bipolar closet....

When the Therapist Needs “Mother”

In our book A Womb of Her Own, author Kristin Reale describes her own depersonalization and dissociation as she returns to her practice following her delivery. I was uncertain about how I felt returning from my leave to work with her....

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