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Why Breathe?

Over the years of providing psychotherapy I have often heard from clients that they are averse to taking deep breaths when coping with distressing thoughts or situations. I can understand this perspective, and it makes logical sense that thinking more about those distressing thoughts or situation...

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How Building Resilience in Your Child Starts with You

I enjoy working with parents just as much as I do their children. Parents offer much knowledge about their child and their insights are beneficial to my understanding of their child’s needs. With that said, parents are an integral part of helping their child reach their fullest potential in the...

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Healing Trauma with Yoga and Meditation

It is said the the buddha teaches one thing, suffering and the end of suffering (Salzberg). Although, the Buddhist concept of suffering is not limited only to trauma, it is helpful in understanding how our relationship with trauma creates suffering. Mark Epstein is a Buddhist scholar and psychoth...

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Reflections from a Neighborhood Therapist

“Ask me permission before you ask me a question,” the teenager shared. I quietly paused, to think about what this youth was telling me. It was our second session together and we were just beginning to cultivate a relationship. I was in my mid 20’s and had been in the social service field fo...

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Suicide Awareness and Prevention

“When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on” – Abraham Lincoln September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month We would like to take this time to bring forth awareness and resources of the 10th leading cause of death  Suicide is the intentional act of taking o...

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I change my thoughts, I change my world

The warmer temperatures we have been enjoying this month are a welcome reminder that spring is just around the corner.   Spring is that time of year we  take inventory of the many cleaning projects that need to be tackled around our home in order to keep it attractive, comfortable and function...

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School has started!

Allan Bloom states that “Education is the movement from darkness to light.”  Summer is over and school is back in session. Transitioning to the school year can be an exciting time, yet it can also carry worries for everyone. Students can struggle with worries about classes, schoolwor...

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Inside Out

Pixar’s new movie, Inside Out, has created a buzz in the therapy world. My adult clients have been the most fascinated with the numerous levels of insight that the movie provides into the “human psyche” and the complex experience of relationship within oneself and with others. What a novel ...

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