Divorce Mediation- A Broken Process

Frustrated young man touching his head in bedroom

Walking into mediation I didn’t really know what was to expect.  Of course, I had hope that we would resolve all the issues and the divorce would be over, but that is not at all what happened.  All I knew about mediation was what I heard from friends and family that had been through a divorce and […]

Therapy Tips – 10 Ways to Make the Most out of your Therapy

Woman making to do list on diary

Shop around for the right therapist for you. Therapists are people. And some people can be annoying! Although it isn’t necessary that you like your therapist and want to meet them for coffee, it certainly helps if you find them affable and approachable.  In order to get the full benefits of therapy you have to […]

Surviving Parenting During Social Distancing

It is cliché, but the struggle is real. We are currently figuring out how to manage our new reality. Our temporary reality. As parents, our everyday lives are anchored with school, homework, sports, and carpool. It is always chaos; however, we are generally accustomed to the frenetic pace. OK, so now what? In a blink […]

Creativity, Acceptance, and the Pause: A Case Example of Mindfulness and Art in Therapy with an Adolescent

Mindfulness, defined as nonjudgmental awareness, has been integrated into a variety of therapeutic approaches. The benefits of mindfulness for adults have been demonstrated, and mindful interventions for youth are increasing. Creating a space for mindfulness to arise can be challenging within the hectic and technology-filled lives adolescents often lead. Art in therapy with adolescents can […]

10 Things A Divorce Coach Can Do For You

Did you wake up one day unable to catch your breath and realize that you can’t be in your marriage anymore?  Or maybe, your spouse decided that it was over, and you never had a voice in this life-changing decision. Or like many relationships, your marriage slowly fell apart over the years until you realized […]

Is Sex Therapy Right for Us?

Is Sex Therapy Right for Us?

Admitting there is a problem in your relationship is the first step and often times an easy one. Knowing how to navigate and work on the problem is another story all together. Relationships go through ups and downs and adding children to the equation only makes juggling the relationship more difficult. The stress of our jobs, […]

Does Marriage Counseling Work? An Inside Peek…

Remember the kid in college who waited until the semester was almost over before hiring a tutor? They were making that last-minute Hail Mary pass because they didn’t put work in on the front end. Well, my friends… going to a couple’s counselor is sort of like hiring a tutor. It works best if you start […]

Surviving The Weekends of Divorce

How to deal with being newly single

There are immeasurable changes in life when you go through a separation and divorce. There is the process of going through the emotional pain, learning how to deal with being newly single. You reabsorb full responsibility of household maintenance. You will possibly be navigating the dating world again.  Coping with divorce… One of the changes […]

Should I Stay in this Relationship or Should I Go?

In our current world, the information highway is moving at lightening pace. We are bombarded by advice from everyone though websites, social media, books, podcasts, and blogs. People are looking for answers to their challenges. As a Marriage and Family Therapist one of the most asked questions I get from my clients is, “Should I […]