Secret Shame: Male Survivors of Sexual Assault

Since the FBI redefined its definitions of sexual assault nearly 10 year ago, the data on male victims of sexual assault has exploded, with some researchers suggesting men are victims of sexual crimes nearly as often as women. Taking into account childhood sexual...

Holding Out Hope

“There is a saying in Tibetan, ‘Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.’ No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that is our real disaster.” — His Holiness, the Dalai Lama The shocking violence of the most...

The Gift of Our Flaws

If you throw out your neurosis, you throw out your wisdom. — Pema Chodron As a therapist, I help clients learn how to silence their inner critics, to climb out of the pit of depression, to develop coping skills to manage panic attacks. And I truly do​ ​meet...

New Perspective on Self-Care

Being evacuated from the path of a hurricane gave me a new perspective on the priority of my self-care. As a lifelong Midwesterner, I never thought I’d hear, “We are in the direct path of the hurricane.” The closest I’d been to a devastating weather event...
Grandma’s Medicine

Grandma’s Medicine

Grandma’s Medicine   A recent Washington Post article detailed a mental health initiative in Zimbabwe that utilizes “community grandmothers” — lay health workers trained in counseling skills, problem solving and self-care — to help provide vital...
No Fear

No Fear

Any belief that generates fear or feelings of unworthiness is false; it’s a lie…Our authentic self would never abuse us; it comes from love. –Don Miguel Ruiz Freedom comes with realizing that our fear is not real. ​Our fear is created by the beliefs...