July 14, 2019

In spite of our deepest values about the importance of being kind to ourselves and others, consistently adapting a loving and kind stance toward ourselves, others, and the World can be difficult. Sometimes we find ourselves in situations where we are not very nice to o...

June 13, 2018

No matter what draws us together in our significant-other relationships, money will be involved in our lives together in a big way. It is important to our lives in the most obvious way, as it is directly tied to our ability to care for ourselves and others. In fact, it...

February 26, 2018

Counseling and therapy are, I am proud to say, becoming relatively commonplace. It seems that more and more of my clients now have experience with some form of counseling when they come in, even if it is only one previous session. The good news to me is that they have...

January 31, 2018

     Death and loss will, without doubt, transform us. Experiencing the death of a loved one transforms our families, and it transforms our lives completely, forever. While our subjective experiences can be vastly different, the natural process of grief is similar in i...

January 30, 2018

     Sleep hygiene, or the practice of enhancing conditions related to achieving restful sleep, is something I hear about infrequently. We think about and discuss sleeping habits rarely, even though it is a significant a contributing factor to our success or failure wh...

January 8, 2018

     Therapy, counseling, and coaching can take time. But what if  you only had a month to commit to therapy because of time or money constraints? What if you only had a week? How about three, two, or even one day? How about an hour? Would you even attempt to schedule...

January 5, 2018

     

     Grief is natural process that is part of our design, yet it can be complicated to understand. Unlike limbs and other abilities, it is easy enough to observe, yet hard to describe other than to discuss in terms of either the loss itself and/or the difficult fe...

December 31, 2017

     Parenting concerns are pretty universal when it comes to the basics, but few things are quite as universally troublesome as potty training when it does not go as scheduled. In a decade of helping families with child emotional and behavior issues, I have frequently...

December 26, 2017

Parenting is complicated. Equipping yourself with some new tools may make it simpler.

     Anyone can be positive with their kids when the behavior picture has been pretty. But most of us with kids happen to know that this will not always be the case. I think it is usef...

December 23, 2017

     I recently attended a career day fair at the local junior high school. I was happy they invited me, albeit a little curious about whether there would be any interest in my profession. When it comes to understanding the broad range of things that MFTs do, I know th...

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