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February 23, 2018

Last night I watched a substance abuse panel where an articulate, passionate, young man who identified as an addict in recovery stated that as far as he could see there was no way to have prevented his opiate addiction. Two nights ago I watched a group of students advo...

September 26, 2017

I just wanted to go on a walk with my puppy. Is that too much to ask? Turns out- a simple walk was causing major stress and fighting against it was creating unnecessary frustration and resentment.

I adopted an adorable rescue pup named Samson a few months ago. He’s an a...

September 18, 2017

Look- communication is hard. Like really challenging. Unbelievably difficult. Yet it’s a task we face all day every day. For parents and their teens a simple conversation can feel like entering a war zone. And it’s absolutely exhausting for all parties involved.

A lesso...

August 31, 2017

I’ll admit it. I have Fall denial. This time of year I want put my head (or toes) in the sand and pretend that summer lasts throughout September, but working with teenagers this becomes impossible. By the last week in August I can feel the change coming, but the change...

August 16, 2017

Hoping to see your child change their behavior? Well, changing the way you think about them can do just that. Crazy, right? Of course we want our teens to become independent individuals who take responsibility for their own actions, but the truth is, our thinking not o...

August 4, 2017

I am SICK of self care. A therapist who doesn’t like self care you might ask? What is UP with that? Well, let me tell you.

The notion of self care on it’s own is quite wonderful, but recently I’ve been seeing a change in the way people view self care and it's causing al...

July 31, 2017

Grandparents raising their grandchildren is on the rise in the United States. According to PBS NEWSHOUR, grandparents raising their grandchildren has increased 7% since 2009 and that number is expected to grow. While there are a variety of reasons children may live wit...

July 31, 2017

Steps to Successful Co-parenting

Being a parent is a huge responsibility and often times one that is shared with a co-parent. A co-parent is the person (or people) who helps to raise your child in one way or another. This could be your spouse, an ex, your ex’s spouse, o...

July 31, 2017

Wanna know a little secret? I love tough cases. Like really love them and I’ve thrived on the excitement, collaboration, and professional growth associated with high risk, complex cases. I find these types of clients inspiring, impactful, and sometimes energizing. But...

July 31, 2017

Working with a child who has experienced chronic, complex trauma and hasn’t yet developed the skills or allowed herself to risk developing a safe, reciprocal, healthy connection is one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences I’ve ever had as a clinician.

I can...

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