Sensory Processing Disorder: Referral Corner

Does the sound of fingernails on a blackboard make you shudder? Imagine if other experiences gave you the same feeling – bright lights, a scratchy shirt tag, the feeling of a fan blowing on your face. For those with Sensory Processing Disorders (SPDs), everyday sensations can be difficult to manage. … Continue reading

Young Professional Group: Referral Corner

I’ve been co-leading a group for young adults struggling with quarterlife crises for over two years now. With time I’ve become more sure in my belief that young professionals today face issues that previous generations did not face at a similar age. Young adults today are marrying later, living at … Continue reading

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Referral Corner

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has received more media attention lately with the return of soldiers from Afghanistan and Iraq. PTSD is an anxiety disorder resulting from an experience of or exposure to traumatic events such as combat, car accidents, physical or sexual abuse, assaults and other dangerous situations which threaten … Continue reading

Mental Illness or “Spiritual Emergency?”

Conflicts over the beliefs, practices, rituals and experiences related to a person’s religious or spiritual practices sometimes lead them into counseling or, at least, prove significant in treating the issues that brought them there. A survey of members of the American Psychological Association (APA) revealed that one in six of … Continue reading

Brain Gym: Referral Corner

It seems like our society is driven to distraction. We are constantly faced with stimuli and it is rather challenging to find peace of mind. As therapists, we see firsthand the insidious effects of anxiety and stress on marriages, families, and almost all relationships. One helpful technique I have learned … Continue reading

The Mindful Way through Depression

“The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness” (2007) by Williams, Teasdale, Segal, and Kabat-Zinn, is a resource worth knowing about for anyone who suffers from depression. The first part of the book artfully discusses depression and educates the reader about symptoms and treatment. It is a collaborative … Continue reading

All I want for Christmas is a good night's rest

“Dear Santa, please land quietly on the roof and tiptoe through he living room because research indicates that I need at least seven hours of sleep to function well tomorrow.” Who hasn’t thought that they need more sleep? How many people wish they could fall asleep more easily? Sleep disturbance, … Continue reading

New Guidelines on Postpartum Depression

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently made headlines with the statistic that more than 400,000 babies each year are born to women who will suffer postpartum depression (PPD). Calling PPD the most “underdiagnosed obstetric complication” in the U.S., the report issued a new call for pediatricians to take an active … Continue reading

Developmental Traumas: Referral Corner

Our families provide the foundation for our personal and professional lives. When the foundation is shaky, it is only a matter of time before cracks in the façade of growing up in the perfect family begin to appear. You struggle with issues such as perfectionism, control, low self-esteem, self-criticism, shame, … Continue reading

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