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How to be Your Own ADHD Coach

How to be Your Own ADHD Coach

When I work with someone who has ADHD, it’s not just about reaching into my bag of tricks and offering them another tip, solution, or strategy. My role as their coach is to help them clarify their goals,...
When You’re Bored with the Day to Day

When You’re Bored with the Day to Day

It’s the start of the workweek. Another ordinary workweek. This likely includes the same old routine, a mix of getting ready, wrangling a kid or two,...
Triangulation: The Narcissist’s Best Play

Triangulation: The Narcissist’s Best Play

Within the vast catalogue of toxic behavior, triangulation is amongst the most well-known. It is very common, especially among narcissistically inclined individuals, and can be overt,...
What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You — Different

What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You — Different

“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure whether the storm is really over....
Shout Yourself Out Loud.

Shout Yourself Out Loud.

  I have a new favorite show. It’s called Modern Love, it’s on Amazon, and it’s based on the Modern Love column from the New York Times. It’s moving and it’s lovely....
Today I Love Being Happy

Today I Love Being Happy

Today I love being happy even when things aren’t perfect. I love that life is never perfect, but if it were we’d either be wasting our time grumbling during the times that it wasn’t or dreading when it wouldn’t be again,...
Support Groups: Are They for You?

Support Groups: Are They for You?

No matter what challenges you are facing — cancer, caregiving, addiction, behavior disorders and many more — there are local and online support groups where you can talk to people...
Is Your Spouse Constantly Lonely?

Is Your Spouse Constantly Lonely?

Ann regularly told her husband, Andrew, “I feel all alone in this world (within our family, at my job, or in our neighborhood).” At the beginning of their marriage, Andrew...
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5 Books You Should Read to Learn More About Psychoanalytically Informed Clinical Work

5 Books You Should Read to Learn More About Psychoanalytically Informed Clinical Work

For better or worse, psychoanalytic concepts are interwoven into so many theories and schools of thought that it feels overwhelming to simply name them all. The everyday usage of words like “the unconscious,” “Oedipus Complex,” “transference,” “dream analysis,” “projective identification,”
Learn Ways to Communicate Without Yelling

Learn Ways to Communicate Without Yelling

As a therapist, I sit in the presence of individuals, couples and families who share stories about the challenges in their interpersonal relationships. What remains with me, after decades of...
Do You Want a Child or Just a Baby? (Infertility)

Do You Want a Child or Just a Baby? (Infertility)

Like you, I know the gnawing, aching desire for a child. But when I got down to the nitty-gritty of my desire, I was surprised. What I wanted was to have the whole female experience of pregnancy....
House of Horrors 3:  The Skeptic

House of Horrors 3: The Skeptic

Welcome to the third installment of the Hidden Disabilities House of Horrors:  The Skeptic. The person who doesn’t really believe there’s anything wrong with you. The way we live our lives often looks inconsistent to other people....

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