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August 1, 2018

Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child

“Researchers have found that even more than IQ, your emotional awareness and ability to handle feelings will determine your success and happiness in all walks of life, including family relationships” -John Gottman, Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child
July 23, 2018

How Overparenting Can Affect Our Children’s Mental Health

The parenting styles of today have definitely shifted since my days as a kid.Summers were spent exploring the neighborhood on our bikes, community sports teams and long days at the local swimming pool.
June 28, 2018

Why you should consider seeing a therapist Intern

You’ve already decided that you would like to start seeing a therapist, and now comes the process of deciding which provider to work with. While you’re evaluating your options, you notice that some of the providers available to you are listed as an “intern” in their profile. While your first thought may be to look for someone who is fully licensed or has graduated from their Master’s program instead (and we get it!), there are some compelling reasons you may want to work with an intern as your therapist
June 18, 2018

When Should I Start Couples Therapy?

I’m often asked by clients and friends, “when should I consider couple therapy?” It’s commonly asked when one partner feels frustrated, angry, or disconnected with their partner within their relationship. Often this question includes feelings of doubt and fear, because people often believe that relationships that are in “trouble” are the ones that need couples' therapy.
June 13, 2018

Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade, and the Rise of Suicide in the U.S

“It’s a rough world out there, people. Try to hang on.” Actor and comedian David Spade tweeted those words in the hours following the death of his sister-in-law, renowned fashion designer Kate Spade, who died on June 5 of an apparent suicide.
June 6, 2018

#MeToo is Changing How Men Think About Sex

Recently producer Harvey Weinstein was led handcuffed into a Manhattan courtroom, formally charged with rape and sexual assault. It was the culmination of months of investigation into his decades of abhorrent behavior toward women, stemming from the October New York Times exposé that brought the Hollywood mogul’s empire crashing down and kick-started the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements.
May 18, 2018

Confronting the Peter Pan Syndrome

“All children, except one, grow up,” reads the opening line of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan. The one to whom it refers, of course, is Peter, the boy who was determined to hold onto his youth at all costs.
April 23, 2018

Animals and Therapy: What You Should Know

Emotional support animals (ESAs) have become a particularly touchy subject lately. Earlier this year, air carriers Delta and United announced more stringent guidelines regarding ESAs on board their aircraft. In March, sources at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development hinted that the Department is considering doing the same, which could potentially make it more difficult for a tenant or homeowner to use the ESA designation to possess an animal in a property with a no-pets policy.
April 17, 2018

How Early Interactions With Your Caregiver Can Affect Relationships Long-Term

Researchers who study early childhood attachment – the emotional connection or bond that forms between babies/adolescents and their primary caregivers – are using science to better understand how attachment affects the development of the brain and how early childhood attachment impacts how humans form relationships throughout their life span.