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September 29, 2015: Fascinating podcast from Radiolab entitled "Guts" (Season 10, Episode 7) describing several studies about the role of probiotics in reducing stress and anxiety. Check it out.

August 11, 2015: Great article from the New York Times 
Why Group Therapy Worked 

December 29, 2014: "We must move away from the disease model, which assumes that emotional distress is merely symptomatic of biological illness, and instead embrace a model of mental health and well-being that recognizes our essential and shared humanity. Our mental health is largely dependent on our understanding of the world and our thoughts about ourselves, other people, the future and the world. Biological factors, social factors and circumstantial factors — our human experience — affect the key psychological processes that help us build up our sense of who we are and the way the world works." (Kinderman, P. Why We Need to Abandon the Disease Model of Mental Health CareScientific American: MIND Guest Blog, November 17, 2014)

Jan 22, 2014: Looking for a new way to understand depression...

Check out this video by the World Health Organization on You Tube entitled: I had a black dog, his name was depression.

Individual Therapy
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Struggles with Others
  • Life Transitions
  • Self-Destructive Behavior

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Insight-Oriented Therapy

Couples Counseling 
  • Communication skills
  • Conflict resolution
  • Intimacy building 

Free Consultation

I strongly believe you should feel comfortable with the therapist you choose, and hopeful about counseling. When you feel this way, counseling is more likely to be very helpful to you. 

For this reason, I offer a free phone consultation for all new clients. As with all relationships, not everyone is compatible. This consultation will help us decide whether or not my skills and style are a good fit for your particular goals. 
Group Therapy

Come find support and understanding from others. Research shows group can help with stress, conflicts with others, anxiety, depression and life transitions (e.g., career, divorce, loss, etc).

Meets weekly in the evening. Cost is $50 (with cash discount). 

Benefits of Group 

Support: Come discover you are not alone. 

Problem-solving: Because people look at situations from different perspectives, group helps you come up with a variety of solutions, and holds you accountable to making change.

Play well with others: We live and interact with people every day. These interactions can be rewarding or leave us confused and frustrated. Group gives opportunities to view one’s own patterns as well as those of others, and see how these patterns interact with one another to create closeness versus conflict. You can also try out new ways of interacting without fear of rejection, because everyone in the group is collaboratively working on changing.

It Works!: Extensive research supports group as effective for a wide variety of problems. Also, group has some benefits that individual therapy cannot provide. We are raised in groups (e.g., family, schools, church) in which we develop as well as get hurt. It makes sense then that a thoughtful coming together of people could be an ideal place to grow and heal.

For more information, click the tab for "What is Group?"
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