Parents Need Stress Relief

2 Apr, 2020

Parents Need Stress Relief, Too We’re all anxious. Individuals Living Alone need Connections and Stress Relief Too! Here are ways to cope. Exercise Research shows that exercise helps reduce anxiety and depression Run or walk outdoors (maintaining appropriate social distancing) At-home fitness classes alone or with kids can provide health benefits and levity during this […]

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What is the relevance to MFT’s and therapists in general?

4 Mar, 2019

Of Clinical Interest To All Thank you USA Today for your article entitled “The startling toll on children who witness domestic violence is just now being understood” (January 29,2019)! This article offers powerful research and findings linking children in DV situations to a whole host of serious mental health challenges. Challenges such as PTSD, academic […]

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What Happened to the Good Old Days?

15 May, 2018

We often hear older generations talking about days gone by, and how the younger generation “just isn’t the same.”  They reflect on days when manners and propriety prevailed, when kids only spoke when spoken to, and they called their elders M’am and Sir, Mr. and Mrs. Parents today tend to agree that children have lost […]

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Is a relationship over after an affair?

30 Apr, 2018

When you find out that your partner has had an affair, to say it hurts is an understatement. It usually sends people reeling, and often feeling shamed and embarrassed, as if it reflects on something they are personally lacking.  Yet, it is an experience that we know has nothing to do with the value of […]

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When Anger Shows Up, How Do We Host It?

17 Apr, 2018

Anger is an emotion most of us have experienced as children, teens and adults. There are however some gendered constraints around the expression of anger. Men/boys are socialized to be comfortable with this emotion as part of the masculine code. Part of this masculine code legitimizes anger and aggression to the exclusion of other emotions […]

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Single Mothers and Raising Healthy Sons

6 Apr, 2018

Let’s first start off with the obvious fact that being a single mother is not easy. And it is an extremely common form of family in the United States.  According to the 2017 U.S. Census Bureau out of about 12 million single parent families with children under the age of 18, more than 80% were […]

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Depression and the Journey to Feeling Better

12 Mar, 2018

Depression is one of the most common reasons that people seek help. Feelings of sadness, a lack of motivation, a decrease in enjoyment of pleasureable activities, a sense of hopelessness, changes in appetite and sleep-most of us can say that we have experienced some of those symptoms at some point in our lives. Sometimes life […]

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Boys to Men: Lessons from Another Mass Shooting

1 Mar, 2018

Columbine. Sandy Hook. Charleston. Pulse. Sutherland Springs. Las Vegas. Parkland. These are only a few names that have become household as Americans navigate the collective trauma that follows an act of violence.   It can be easy for us to look at mass shootings and immediately arm ourselves with information to debate: mental illness or […]

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