Individual + Couple’s Therapy=Success

Couples in joint counseling are sometimes surprised when I recommend that one — or both — members also initiate individual counseling with their own therapists. Some people worry that spending time in solo sessions will create further distance in the...

Stressed? It Could Be…Eustress

We expect the symptoms of distress when we are under pressure, anticipating a negative event or feeling burdened with excessive expectations. But we can also experience anxiety, muscle tension, headaches, irritability, fitful sleep — as well as a slew of other...

Recovery Begins with “C”

Many people think recovery from addiction begins with a stint in rehab. Or that recovery commences when the addict hits “rock bottom.” Or even that abstinence from one’s drug of choice is the key to recovering a healthy life. But many...

Let It Go

Although my son is well past the Disney-age set, I have not been immune to the force of the cultural phenomenon of the Frozen¬†movie, specifically it’s omnipresent anthem “Let It Go.” I wouldn’t originally have considered Princesses Elsa and...