Articles of Interest
Thursday
Sep202012

EMDR Works! Why to use it in therapy - Part 1

Do you feel stuck? Is therapy not working? Are you weary of "talk therapy?" Are you dreading talking about old pain over and over again? There is a powerful to move forward. And it works well! EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a powerful therapy approach. I have been certified in the approach and am dedicated to helping people use EMDR to enhance their therapy and efficiently move past their roadblocks. What is so great about it? Why am I passionate about it? In the following articles, I will explore all of this. I will give you 5 reasons why you will want to experience EMDR in therapy. I hope you come away motivated to try EMDR. In my experience, even those skeptical of the approach eventually come to find it really helpful.

Click to read more ...

Thursday
Sep202012

Top 5 Things to Check Before Entering Therapy (and you will save money too!)

As a psychologist, I see families and teens in various situations.  They often approach therapy while in different crises, facing a variety of stressors.  The type of stressor and the crisis are individual to that family and each family is different.  However, over the years I have realized that there are several aspects of life that should be evaluated before entering therapy.  Often, people enter therapy without addressing these areas of life.  I’ve found that if families can address these areas prior to seeking treatment, they can short circuit some problems that might arise.  Additionally, if

Click to read more ...

Monday
Mar282011

Stumbling along on the Information Superhighway

As we all know, the web has many implications and takes many forms. If we use the metaphor of a rock thrown into a pond, our behavior has ripples of effect online - in essence, circles. Unfortunately, the ripples can move into places that we did not originally intend. There are many thrilling ways that the internet has revolutionized our lives. Each year, our capabilities and potential uses expand exponentially. Teens today are a generation raised entirely with tech literacy, yet the reality of teen impulsivity has not changed. As we all know, teens have brains that continue to grow, prune and mature well into their early 20s. As much as we can sing all the praises of the online world,

Click to read more ...

Friday
Jul302010

Decisions Under the Influence

However, regardless of their drug or alcohol use, teens regularly make difficult, and sometimes poor, decisions while under the influence of factors that adults do not have to contend with.  For example, teens are highly influenced (as we all remember ourselves) by their emotional experience when making decisions, and there is a biological basis for this situation.  Also, teens

Click to read more ...

Tuesday
Feb102009

"Sexting" is the new flirting

Recently, an article appeared in the newspaper about the increasing number of teens who are sending pornographic images of themselves (or their body parts) to other peers in an attempt to flirt or "joke around." The article noted how more and more of these kids are being charged by law enforcement for creating and distributing child pornography. This is a problem

Click to read more ...