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You Don’t Have To Leave Your Pet Home For The Holidays

On multiple occasions, I have heard people declare that their animal is their soul mate.  This might seem really strange to a lot of people, however, there are many people who do not get their needs met by other humans.   As I psychotherapist, I have treated many people who have been so hurt by […]

Mother’s Day Blues

Mother’s Day Blues So much has been written about the complexity of the mother daughter relationship.  Generally, it’s from the perspective of the daughter who never got her needs met from her mother.  But what about the mother whose daughter seemed oppositional from the time she came out of the womb?  In fact she was […]

Gun Control and Sandy Hook Elementary School

For years we have been debating the pros and cons of gun control.  However, it wasn’t until the horror of imagining what those poor, innocent children’s last terrifying moments were like, have we taken it this seriously. Child and Family Therapy This is an extremely complicated issue and there are no easy answers.  Do we […]

How Do I Know If He’s “The One”

I have seen many young women in my practice who have had one major goal their entire lives.  That goal is to get married.  The goal is so strong that it not only overrides the ability to think rationally, but it blinds them to how unsuitable their partner might be.  Being a bride is so […]

Death and Grief

While driving down the street the other day, I passed a building where my deceased cousin had worked. Even though he has been dead for several years, my grief returned, as though he had just died.  Grief is a strange phenomenon.  You never know what might take you back to that dark place.