November 5, 2018

September 2018 was a mixed bag.  It was one of those months that the words of Victor Hugo rang true, “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times”. I started the month going on a  long planned trip to Iceland. My traveling companion was my friend who suffers fr...

September 7, 2018

“Holy hell that went really fast” is all I could think this weekend as my friends celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. Not only was this an opportunity to celebrate this couple’s dedication but also a chance to reconnect and reminisce. We talked about people that...

July 18, 2018

I can’t stand it when I make excuses for myself.

It can be the ever present, “I don’t have time”

to the “I have ADHD, of course I’m messy,“

and the ever present, "I'm too tired/old too old to do…”

Each is just an excuse.

Of course, I don’t have the time to exercise when I s...

April 16, 2018

All of us have worn masks at one time or another and they come in all colors and flavors. Sometimes we wear them to parties or on Halloween.  Other times we wear emotional masks. You know the one that says, “I’m good” when you are really dying inside or the “you can’t...

March 7, 2018

“Words, words, words, I’m so sick of words”

        Eliza Doolittle, “My Fair Lady”

Communications is the number one issue that couple’s identify when seeking marriage counseling. “We don’t communicate well”, “We have difficulty communi...

January 19, 2018

I have clients who’ve endured some pretty horrendous stuff as children and adolescents.

When I tell them these things are still impacting them, they wave me off with, “It happened a long time ago. It doesn’t matter anymore.”

No matter how much I try to tell them that it...

December 8, 2017

Laura discusses what it means to be empowered in your lives and in your relationships. *Hint- Being empowered does NOT mean that you have to defend your position with a fight.

December 8, 2017

In the movie, “Freaky Friday”, the psychologist mother drops her daughter off at school and ends her good-bye with the words, “make good choices.”  The adolescent daughter rolls her eyes. What else can she do? She thinks her mom’s an idiot. The other thing is, “how do...

December 4, 2017

As a psychotherapist, I live in the world of emotion. How my client’s feel and how those feelings impact their lives is the focus of my work. My client’s mock me when I ask the stereotypical therapist question, “How did that make you feel?”

They mock me, but in truth, i...

November 30, 2017

Holiday stress has become as much of an expected part of Christmas as hanging the stockings and putting up the tree. In fact, nearly a quarter of Americans reported feeling “extreme stress” come holiday time according to a poll by the American Psychological Association...

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