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Conflict (or disagreement) happens in relationships of all kinds – between romantic partners, a teen or adult child and parent, siblings, friends, business partners, supervisor and subordinate or co-workers.  One person’s wants, needs or preferences differ from someone else’s in Read more…


On a cold wet afternoon, In a room full of emptiness by a freeway, I confess I was lost in the pages of a book full of death; Reading how we’ll die alone. And if we’re good we’ll lay to Read more…


Talking about mom is a frequent topic of conversation among friends, between clients and their therapists and with other family members (at your own peril).  With notable exceptions, relationships between adult children and their mothers are complicated.  Take my situation Read more…


I am already sick of the controversy over the Netflix original series based on the book, 13 Reasons Why. The series chronicles the suffering and events that led up to a teenage girl’s suicide.  Don’t get me wrong – talking Read more…


Do you ever get the impression that you feel things stronger than other people? Have you been called “sensitive?” Do you feel keenly able to read others’ emotions? Or do you distrust your emotions entirely because they seem too out Read more…


To be human is to experience pain. Things beyond our immediate control happen every day. We experience pain.  Pain is transient; it doesn’t last forever. Suffering also is inevitable but it is different. Suffering happens when we think about the Read more…


It is a bittersweet moment when a client graduates.  I am happy to see their hard work pay off yet sad to see them go.  But, of course, the goal of therapy is healing and that means letting go when Read more…


Nobody makes you fly off the handle or shutdown when you feel rising anger.  You have an urge, you make a choice and you act on it.  All of this can happen in a split second. The question is when Read more…


Negative thinking leads to depression and vice versa, which increases risk of recurrent and chronic depression.  Growing evidence suggests the brain forms biochemical “scars” so that even normal events and emotions disproportionately trigger negative thoughts. On their own, thoughts come Read more…


Despite decades of research, there are still many who believe Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is untreatable. Nothing could be further from the truth. Over the years, I have experienced firsthand the resilience of people in the face of serious BPD Read more…

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