Summer Time Depression

Dealing with summertime anxiety and depression is a lot like dealing with a summer flu. Feeling freaked out or down is never convenient but somehow when it’s sunny and warm out it’s even worse! Here are some tips to walk it back from the edge. Then contact...
Is My Teen Moody or Depressed? 5 Ways to Tell.

Is My Teen Moody or Depressed? 5 Ways to Tell.

It is not unusual for adolescents to experience emotional highs and lows as they move through this challenging phase of life. Parents need to be aware of the differences between “normal” moodiness and stress, and what constitutes a mental health issue. When parents...
5 Tips For Therapists When PTSD* Strikes

5 Tips For Therapists When PTSD* Strikes

*Post-Trump Stress Disorder In therapy, when a disaster strikes it’s usually not my disaster. Usually it’s my patient’s crisis that we address. Usually I exercise my empathic superpowers to identify with them so that they are assured I understand...
5 Steps For An Election 2016 Recovery Plan

5 Steps For An Election 2016 Recovery Plan

How can a mood change so radically in twenty-four hours? Mine tanked like the Dow Jones Futures as I watched election returns with my friends, mouth agape. Imagine Edvard Munch’s painting The Scream. Therapists are loath to publicly disclose their political...