Emotional Support Animals & Covid-19 The world can be a stressful place and the worries of everyday life can be overwhelming. In unusual times like these, those worries are only amplified. To cope with these feelings, people often turn to pets as a source of comfort. But an Emotional Support Animal, or an […]
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 […]
Do you know anyone who functions better when they have the support of someone else around? What if that someone else was an animal? It could be a dog, cat, bird, lizard, or whoever helps to make one feel more secure when they’re out in the world.
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 […]
I have spoken to many women who have been riveted to the Jodi Arias trial. Not since the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson, have so many people opened their eyes to domestic violence.
I’ve been thinking a lot about love addiction lately, perhaps it’s because of my fascination with the Jodi Arias trial. Arias slaughtered her former boyfriend because of what I believe is an extreme case of love addiction.
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 […]
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 […]
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.