If Walt Disney Was A Therapist


If Walt Disney Was A Therapist I just finished watching “Saving Mr. Banks” – a story about the making of Mary Poppins with more depth and context than I ever could have imagined. If you have seen the movie, you’ll know that the writer of Mary Poppins, PL Travers, experienced a great deal of family [...]

If Walt Disney Was A Therapist2019-12-23T17:24:30+00:00

Pregnancy and Infant Loss


Pregnancy and Infant Loss October 15 was National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Around 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage and 1 in 100 pregnancies end in still birth. The likelihood is that someone you know and love, or maybe even you yourself, has been effected by pregnancy or infant loss. Sadly, these [...]

Pregnancy and Infant Loss2019-12-23T17:25:05+00:00

Stigma Awareness and Healthy Sexuality


Stigma Awareness and Healthy Sexuality You have heard it before and may even feel the ramifications of it in your own life and relationships.  Pornography use is so extensive it is practically normalized on one end of the spectrum and at the other end it is shamed, hidden, and denied.  Wherever one falls in their [...]

Stigma Awareness and Healthy Sexuality2019-12-23T17:26:12+00:00

When Your Parenting is Not Good Enough


When Your Parenting is Not Good Enough You’ve tried everything. You’ve followed the “rules,” read every parenting book, consulted with other moms and dads, you’ve rocked and soothed, you’ve disciplined and redirected, you’ve fed them to strengthen their immune systems, but still: they have tantrums, they wake in the night, they lose weight, they get [...]

When Your Parenting is Not Good Enough2019-12-23T17:35:55+00:00



SIGNS IN SENIORS; MENTAL HEALTH CONCERNS According to the CDC, 20% of adults 55 years or older have experienced some type of mental health concern. Sadly, 1 in 3 of those people do not receive treatment or seek help. These statistics are alarming. With awareness and vigilance, caregivers, family, and friends can look out for [...]


The Pursuit of Joy


The Pursuit of Joy Happiness versus Joy Happiness seems to be something pursued by most everyone in American culture. From the outside, it may seem like a lot of individuals in your community have found “happiness” and it may feel discouraging that you would not define your life as happy. The thing about happiness is [...]

The Pursuit of Joy2019-12-23T17:39:40+00:00

Fostering Healthy Friendships


Fostering Healthy Friendships Today more than ever we live in a culture where everyone is SO busy! Many of us think being busy is a virtue, and elevate being busy as “the way” to live or else we must not be measuring up to the culture’s standard for productivity. Unfortunately, with this mindset many of [...]

Fostering Healthy Friendships2019-12-23T17:42:35+00:00

Immigrant Minorities and Mental Health


Immigrant Minorities and Mental Health The United States has long been described as a melting pot of cultures, a country of immigrants. With over 41 million foreign-born U.S. residents 13% of the total population, the relationship between immigration and risk of psychiatric illness has significant public health implications. Historically, observations of socioeconomic disadvantage in immigrant [...]

Immigrant Minorities and Mental Health2019-12-23T17:45:01+00:00