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E.M.D.R. Therapy. Does it Really Work?

E.M.D.R. (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) is just one of the many tools I use in my practice to more effectively help clients overcome issues such as traumatic events (both complex and single incident), negative thoughts, anxiety, and blocks preventing them from achieving their full potential. (Just to name a few.)  I’ve been seeing fairly dramatic results with some of my clients since incorporating this technique into my practice.

E.M.D.R. incorporates a good foundation of talk and trauma therapy protocols with relationship building and cognitive psychology It allows clients to use the natural healing powers of the brain to rewire distressing events.

This article in Scientific American does a good job of explaining both how E.M.D.R. works and some of the research behind the technique.

Gaslighting. Are you a Victim?

Gaslighting has become a hot topic lately, largely as a result of the current state of politics and the media.  We live in a time where facts have almost become irrelevant to the point that we are becoming disoriented on a national level.  What is playing out in this larger context is not an uncommon occurrence in many unhealthy relationships.   Continue reading

Still Face Experiment

Humans are wired for connection.  We develop emotional resilience and stress tolerance from our earliest experiences with our primary caregivers.  These caregivers also help orient us to the world.  Research now indicates that we carry our earliest attachment patterns from infancy into adulthood for better or for worse. Continue reading

Mental Illness Crisis Help

When a friend, family member or person in the community is experiencing a mental health crisis and presents a possible threat to themselves or others, most people are at a loss as to where to turn.

The situation may not qualify for police intervention and the person may refuse to see a mental health professional. Continue reading

The State of Affairs

Ester Perel’s new book, “The State of Affairs” is a groundbreaking book on infidelity.  Most books on the topic either give advice on how to avoid an affair or deal with the difficult task of putting together a relationship in the aftermath of infidelity.  Ester, an expert on the intersection between desire and safety, acknowledges what most people would rather not- the reality that affairs can be BOTH transformative and destructive.  She uses her years of work as a couple’s therapist and researcher to delve into the fact that affairs are often not about what’s wrong at home but what’s missing internally. Continue reading

When Work Lacks Meaning

A couple of colleagues recommended this Strike Magazine article to me. David Graeber, anthropology professor and author,  makes several good points, not the least of which is that there exists a situation where a large number of people in this country and in his own, the UK, (perhaps a majority of people) do not find their work meaningful. Continue reading