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As a licensed therapist, I work with individuals, couples, and families. My approach is practical and insight oriented-- based on research. I have tremendous hope in the healing process of therapy after seeing countless people turn their lives around.

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Overwhelming Experience, that Doesn’t Really End…

When something terrible happens, it’s hard to make sense out of it.  This is called trauma.
The death of someone you love, a natural disaster, the work of first responders and military can all be trauma. Other experiences can also leave […]

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The Power of Empathy (and why sympathy stings)

You probably know it when you feel it.
Empathy that is.  That feeling that someone really gets you.  They understand and genuinely, non judgmentally care about what’s going on.
But sometimes, another person’s response feels… well bad.  No matter how sympathetic they […]

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What is Love?

We now have hard data about this incredible feeling we call “love”.  Research that explains how it really works, with the people that mean the most to you. And for those struggling in challenging relationships, we have research that shows […]

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Expectations vs Reality

 
Most of us think things should go a certain way… simple, clear and in a straight line.  Right?!  And yet, the reality is that usually it’s messy, a bit haphazard and certainly not fully clear. What if your expectations were […]

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HOW you connect with others, matters!

You’re hardwired to connect with others. In fact, all mammals are. The problem happens, when this is at odds with the fact you’re also hardwired to protect yourself. Protection from both emotional and physical pain are equally hardwired. Like the […]

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Hollywood Apology Done RIGHT!

Talk about an apology…

Regardless of your personal opinion here, Jonah Hill totally nails this apology. For a lot of us it’s hard knowing exactly how to apologize. And NOT knowing, can really hurt our most important relationships.
What I’ve learned matters […]

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But it’s just so cliche to “practice gratitude”…

When I was going through a rough time, a friend suggested I “practice gratitude”.  I thought the advice was a bit too cliche and politely changed the subject. I had absolutely NO intention of trying it.  As my situation continued, […]

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When you or someone you love is sad…

Sadness is a normal part of life.
Emotions, all of them, serve an important purpose. But sometimes, sadness can become overwhelming, stifling, and life consuming. Many call that depression. When this happens, you need help. Asking for help is not a […]

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Anger and Your Brain

Sitting down and taking a break can be a great way to manage anger.  In fact, if you could see your brain when you’re really mad, the primitive part of your brain stem (oldest deep part inside the brain) would […]

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SEX

Now that I have your attention, a recent article noted that 50% of sexually active college students aren’t using condoms. And while teenagers likely use a condom their first time, they’re not consistent after that. Scary Stuff! That whole “it […]

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So how’s the dancing?

Today I was reminded of a common saying: “You can choose your friends, but you can’t choose your family”. I’ve even used it myself.
But is that really true?
Can we choose our families? Are we victims to the unhappiness that […]

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HOW we communicate today is different, but is it better or worse?

Many of us are confused and maybe a bit concerned about social media. Read More
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Awwwkward

We love our kids, and want better for them than we had.  Right?!  But sometimes we’re scared they’ll make the same mistakes we did, or worse.
Sometimes, the best place to start when we’re frustrated with our kids is with ourselves. […]

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Who are YOU traveling with?!

So much of who you are, comes from who you’re with.  That’s not to say that who used to be in your life can’t effect you.  They absolutely can. It’s just that the people you hang out with on a […]

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It’s braver to be Clark Kent than Superman.

Really, it’s braver to be awkward, vulnerable, insecure, and human? Absolutely! Here’s an inspirational TEDx talk that explains. Read More
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Worry Wart?!

So are you the type that worries all the time?! It can become  a kind of (unkind) trick we play on ourselves. It’s like we’re actually “doing something” (worrying) when we feel powerless or scared or _________(fill in the blank […]

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