Why People Steal (As I Myself Heal)

Very recently, I was the victim of theft. I am not talking some little trinket that was stolen from me, or some relatively insignificant item. This was something that had deep meaning to me, and that only someone who engages in the same activity would truly understand. I had...

Letting Go Of Anger

How do we let go of the anger that we are feeling inside towards someone, something, or just in general, when it is eating away at us constantly? Particularly when we have in fact, been wronged? First of all know this: anger is normal. It does not mean that...

Finding A Therapist

One would think, with the plethora of information available on the web, that finding a therapist would be easy right? Not necessarily. Commonly I hear from folks that they did not even know where to begin, in finding a therapist that is going to be the right fit for...

Dealing With Difficult People

We have all been there. The dissatisfied customer, who phones you-screaming in your ear. The individual who complains non- stop about seemingly ridiculous things, or the person who blames you for something that was SO not your fault. While this is never pleasant, there are several tools and techniques...

Changing Jobs-Should I?

It seems that as of late, there is a common theme running throughout my office. Many folks are considering the need to change jobs-or change their profession all together. Because of this, I decided to make this blog-about just that-changing jobs/careers, and when to know that you absolutely need...

Anger: The Devil Or The Angel

  If there is one thing that inevitably comes up in my sessions with clients, it is dealing with anger. Whether it is the client’s anger issues that they themselves are experiencing, or the anger that is being directed at them from someone else. Anger is one of those...

Mass Shootings And Males

  I don’t think that I need to explain to everyone, that this epidemic of gun violence has been speeding more and more out of control. One can only hope, that with the most recent Florida high school shooting on Valentines Day, that somehow, someway, something can be done...

Building Confidence

One of the constant issues that I am confronted with in psychotherapy, is confidence. I hear from so many clients that they are not confident in their abilities, confident in themselves, and confident that they can do the right thing(s) when push comes to shove. Inevitably, when I ask...

The Mental Health Benefits Of Volunteering

Last Sunday (12/17/17), my family and I delivered Christmas- literally, to a family in need. This was our 8th year participating in this, and it never ceases to amaze me, the joy and ‘high’ that comes from participating in this program every year. It truly-never gets old. Fueled by...

Exercise Addiction

Exercise Addiction Note: This bi-weekly blog was inspired by my concern for a loved one, that without a doubt, is engaging in exercise addiction. My concern for this person, along with discussion with my own personal trainer about this issue, provided the impetus for this writing. Society is inundated...