How to Know if Therapy Will Work for You?

How to Know if Therapy Will Work for You?

This is the biggest question I hear from my new clients … “I just want to feel better but I don’t know if therapy will work for me.” This is also a highly googled question, when I searched for it I discovered over 25 million results!  I enjoyed this article in the...

Women Need Connection to Heal

Do you remember when you were a little girl and your friends were your whole life? Do you remember playing Barbie or Polly Pocket, or Matchbox cars with your friends? How much fun you had giggling and making up stories about your figurines … perhaps you played...

Taking the Long Way Around

That phrase has always struck me as being completely and utterly representative of my life.  Ironic considering I was raised in a strict religious family which meant that your path was pre-determined and designated based on their religious expectations and your gender...

Tips for Raising Confident Daughters

Everyone knows how difficult parenting is and sometimes we really don’t know what we’re doing! Raising daughters in this social media driven society has extra layers of “stuff” we need to sort through which could contribute to you feeling overwhelmed, lost, frustrated...

In the Aftermath of a National Tragedy: Healing the Pain

In recent years, our nation and communities have suffered great losses from senseless acts of violence, hate crimes, mass shootings, domestic violence, etc.  Each of us are touched by pain and loss on a regular basis even if we haven’t lost someone as violently and...

Home Court Advantage: Who’s Your Tribe?

As we ascend into the holiday season, some of us are filled with dread as we anticipate close quarters with family members and friends. Not all family members & friends of course, but certain ones (you know the ones I’m talking about!) The aunt who asks you how...

Life after a Divorce: Picking up the Pieces

One of the most difficult times you may experience in your life is when you find yourself going through the dreaded D word: divorce. It’s not something you ever imagined would happen to you: the pain can be excruciating! Picking up the pieces of your blown up life can...

Your New Super Power: Emotional Regulation

Have you ever met another woman who seems to always have it together? Does she appear to be calm, cool and collected during those moments when your heart is beating out of your chest and you feel like you can’t breathe? Do you wonder how on EARTH does she do it? Well,...

#whyIstayed: Why I Stayed in an Abusive Relationship

With all the media coverage on domestic violence and the recent Twitter campaign entitled #whyIstayed where thousands of abuse survivors shared their “why,” I thought now was the right time to share a bit of my own story. I grew up in a family where abuse was normal,...