Brené Brown- Boundaries Are Ok!

As someone in the service profession, I find myself thinking about and talking about boundaries in relationships often.  Clients ask, “why are boundaries needed?” and “what would happen to my loved one if I stopped doing all the things I always have done?”  I have learned that, for myself, when … Read More

You Are What You Eat

You’ve probably heard the phrase, “You are what you eat,” and for years we’ve known that this is true of our physical health. But how often have you really thought about how the food you eat can impact your mental health? With the rise of the Nutritional Psychiatry field, research … Read More

Turning Sibling Rivalry into Sibling Harmony

When it comes to your kids getting along, sometimes you can end up feeling less like a parent and more like a referee. Sibling rivalry is something that most families experience to some degree, whether it’s a simple argument over a toy, or an argument full of lots of yelling … Read More

Who Should Be On Your Divorce Team?

Divorce is a major life change, and it is considered one of the most stressful life events that a person experiences.  The stakes are high and the emotional load is heavy. If you are considering divorcing your spouse, or are in the middle of a divorce, consider building a team … Read More

How Does Shame Grow?

Shame (n): The intensely painful feeling or experience of believing we are flawed and therefore unworthy of acceptance and belonging. I cannot begin to tell you the number of times this pesky little word comes up in daily conversation. It’s inevitable; the experience of shame is apparent almost everywhere. Shame … Read More

Relationship Review – Part One

People are wired for relationship. Most of us know this experientially, but science confirms this too. Alfred Adler, renowned philosopher and psychiatrist, believed that we all have one basic desire and goal: to belong and to feel significant. It is often in our social arenas that we find our greatest … Read More

Does Divorce Change the Holidays?

Divorce never feels like a simple process, but around the holidays, it can feel even more complicated. After all, the holidays can feel overwhelming- even without any major changes in the family dynamics! The shift in holiday routines and traditions can be difficult to navigate, especially in a family with … Read More