07th Nov 2020

Dealing with Election (or any kind of) Stress

DEALING WITH ELECTION (OR ANY KIND OF) STRESS Every one of us is confronted with events in our lives that are challenges to accept/overcome/resolve.  We might say they cause us...

04th Jul 2018

How Best to Treat Addictions

Why You Should Seriously Consider Our Intensive Outpatient Program to Effectively Deal with Addiction Issues Alcohol/substance abuse or other behavioral addictions/problems are serious concerns. They consist of habitual, self-destructive behaviors...

05th Apr 2014

Resentment and Forgiveness

Hopefully, you’ve all heard about the wisdom and value of forgiveness as healing for yourself; that you don’t do it primarily for the other person.  What that means, in case...

20th Feb 2014

Paradoxes in Life and Counseling

Life is full of paradoxes. What I mean by that is that things that are contradictory often can lead to freedom when they are acknowledged and accepted. For example, the...

29th Jan 2014

What is Validation/Empathy and How Can it Benefit You?

One of the most important concepts that ALL clients benefit from has to do with the idea of offering validation to others. Now, let’s be clear, validation IS some things...

01st Sep 2013

Perception of Events Can Alter Your Attitude

One of the most important ideas I have realized over the past years as a counselor and that I find myself relating to almost all my clients is about our...

06th Aug 2013

Bad Decisions and How They Sabotage Your Progress

A client told me yesterday that he noticed a tendency to make bad decisions when things were going the best for him.  “I seem to do something to screw things...

01st Aug 2013

Our New Blog

I will be making periodic posts to this blog that I hope will be informative and casual in nature.  I want to give you a flavor for my experiences with...