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How to deal with betrayal

How to deal with betrayal

Many have experienced it.  Many have made it through.  Many are experiencing it now and wondering if they can or ever will make it through. The emotional storm of Betrayal or Relational Trauma is a real thing.  The damaging and destructive path always has the same markers.  Anxiety over the possibility that your partner is addicted… Read more »

The Power of Words

The Power of Words

 Over the past few years, bullying has become more prevalent in elementary, junior high, high school, private school and colleges. Programs and educational material have been created or improved to address this behavior in these settings.  Unaddressed, this behavior becomes harassment in the workforce and abuse in close relationships. Interestingly, bullying doesn’t just occur in… Read more »

How to help your children in this digital era

How to help your children in this digital era

With the invention of the Atari, Nintendo and other video games 30 years ago, free time has gradually become redefined.  It seems that many kids and teens are losing their imagination to devices that imagine for them.  It is common in mental health practices across the world for parents to express their concern with the… Read more »

Cherishing and being cherished

Cherishing and being cherished

Summer and holidays often provide opportunities for families to get together.  My experiences with family over the course of this Summer, reminded me of some important attachment principles that help us with the little traumas we experience throughout life.  I have an uncle who loves to share the funny- no, hilarious- story when I was… Read more »

Achieving Stability

Achieving Stability

One of the oldest pieces of furniture and one too which has been used in countless metaphors is the three-legged stool.  It is simple in its design and yet consistent in its stability.  Science has been able to prove that the three-legged stool, chair or table is superior to the four-legged versions that we typically… Read more »

Raising Children and Adolescents

Raising Children and Adolescents

In couples and family counseling, we are sometimes asked if we have a magic wand or pill to make children behave.  Many parents feel frustrated and overwhelmed about child rearing from time to time. Although there is no magical answer to changing your child’s behavior, there are some strategies that can be helpful. One strategy… Read more »

Experience Outside The Box

Experience Outside The Box

Think Experience Outside The Box! Our typical experience is that one day rolls into the next, one-month rolls into the next, we blink our eyes and we’re staring down the barrel of another New Year’s Day saying: where the heck did the time go? While shopping recently, this advertisement on one of the products in… Read more »

Teaching our Children about Healthy Intimacy

Teaching our Children about Healthy Intimacy

Parents play an integral part in establishing healthy attachment and developing balanced intimacy for our children. According to Walker, Busby, Lovett and Carol, Experts on human intimacy, balanced intimacy is comprised of three dimensions.  The first dimension is the Physical Dimension that includes the physiological process that influence satisfaction, pleasure, and health. The second is… Read more »

Educational or Behavioral Therapy?

Educational or Behavioral Therapy?

Does My Child or Adolescent Need Educational or Behavioral Therapy? The need for Educational and Behavioral Therapy may be identified in a number of ways. If your child or adolescent has never been identified by specialists or school personnel, you may have observed some of the following indicators: Early ear infections, delay in learning language,… Read more »