May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which begs an honest question: what is mental health, really?  In a nutshell, mental health encompasses our inner world. It includes things like psychological and emotional well-being, as well as the nature of our relationships to...
When Mother’s Day is Hard

When Mother’s Day is Hard

For many of us, Mother’s Day comes with a lot more than a pleasant brunch and a bouquet of flowers. Perhaps you still have questions, or lingering unresolved irritation that bubbles out unexpectedly, and you find yourself lashing out at your mom like a teen—surprising...
The Sex-Starved Marriage

The Sex-Starved Marriage

Depending on what is or isn’t happening for you in the bedroom, this may or may not come as a surprise: Around 40 million Americans exist in a sexless marriage.  This is troubling to hear, especially given the consequences that arise from lack of sex and general...
How to Choose a Good Therapist

How to Choose a Good Therapist

Deciding to see a therapist is a powerful decision. It’s a conscious choice to change your life for the better.  It’s a decision to relieve yourself of inner burdens, pain, and reestablish your relationship to self. This choice has a positive impact on your life, and...
Therapy Options: How Do I Know Who I Am Working With?

Therapy Options: How Do I Know Who I Am Working With?

Before getting into the meat of this piece, let’s all raise our glasses to this: Once thought of as a shameful topic never discussed, mental health and therapy are shedding some of their old stigma, and becoming almost a buzz word of sorts.  More and more people...