Dream Big

I really enjoy being a therapist. Yes, it’s hard work, but generally very gratifying. I love getting to know my clients and their life stories. Everyone is unique and interesting and it is truly a gift to be apart of my Clients’ lives. Many years ago I worked at a non-profit agency with adolescents who were court ordered to attend […]

How to get the most out of therapy

  Therapy is a big investment of time and money. We also know it is a lot of work and can have a huge payoff. Here are a few suggestions for getting the most out of therapy.   Keep your appointments: It seems obvious, but many people are inconsistent with their attendance and don’t make therapy sessions a priority. Nothing slows […]

Want to be Happier?

Would you like to be happier? Many people are seeking the keys to happiness. It’s an interesting subject and much has been studied and written about it. I have been reading The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. More on that in another post (I’m almost finished). Today I enjoyed this short article on the subject. I have always been fascinated […]

You can control your feelings

I say this often to clients.  Some are surprised; they don’t believe me. Some people are under the false impression that feelings “just happen” and we have no control over them. Actually the way you feel is determined by what you think. And it is very possible to change the way you think. It can be a long process, but […]

Depression

Wondering if you’re depressed? Check out this article. Depression is highly treatable. If you think you might be suffering from depression, please consider scheduling an appointment with me or another qualified therapist. It can help! Living with someone who is depressed can also be very taxing. Consider getting some support for yourself. You can’t fix someone else’s depression, but you […]

Abstinence or Moderation?

Moderation or Abstinence?

I recently enjoyed Gretchen Rubin’s post on the subject of abstinence vs. moderation. Moderation seems to be the most practical, realistic approach to most things. And I am a very practical and realistic person. However, I often struggle with moderation. One of my favorite children’s books is Frog and Toad Together by Arnold Lobel. In the story “Cookies”, Frog and […]

How is the new year going?

We are almost two weeks into the new year. It’s a good time to check-in with yourself. Did you actually write down the goals you have been thinking about? Have you taken any actions toward your goals? Without some accountability from yourself or someone else it is very easy to let the days turn into week and then months without […]