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Bipolar Disorder

  Recently, I attended the Massachusetts General Hospital Patient and Education Series on Bipolar Disorder. As a therapist and a human being I found the workshop on Bipolar Di...
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The Truth about Self-Harm

I have seen many female adolescent clients who admit that they cut themselves. To most people, self-harm sounds very scary, maybe weird, or even “crazy.” For my clients, it was...
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Depression and Your Diet

  Eating Healthy for Mental Health The adages are well worn and cliché…’you are what you eat, an apple a day keeps the doctor away’...but now there is strong evidence t...
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Stress vs. Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety: Intrusive Thoughts of Worry and Panic Coping with everyday worries is part of life, at times annoying and distracting, but something millions contend with as they move thr...
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Mental Illness and the Classroom

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/lifestyles/health/when-little-ones-break-down-at-school/nW275/ Mental Illness in the Classroom: Public Safety Concerns This compelling Palm Beach ...
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Cyclothymia or Bipolar 3 Disorder

            Cyclothymia, also known as Bipolar disorder type 3, is a mood disorder, and a relative of the widely recognized bipolar disorder.   It...
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Generation Sandwich: Pressed and stressed

              The Stress of Parenting Your Parents If you are between the ages of 40 and 60, you’ve likely found yourself compressed between th...
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Illuminating Depression: A Tale of Suffering and Redemption

"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it."  -Helen Keller Depression is Individual Depression is an illness that frequently defies languag...
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Jack Frost & Clinical Depression: Understanding Seasonal Affective Disorder

“Every winter, When the great sun has turned his face away, The earth goes down into a vale of grief, And fasts, and weeps, and shrouds herself in sables…” -Charles Kingsley ...
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Creating Renewal and Self-Care

The holiday rush includes the upcoming New Year, bringing with it a feeling of hope for renewal. Many seek self-improvement at this time, most commonly by getting in shape, losing ...
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Ambiguous Loss 101

                  “With ambiguous loss, there is no closure; the challenge is to learn how to live with ambiguity.”  --Pauline Bos...
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Why Start Therapy?

The process of starting psychotherapy or counseling can be a nerve-wracking one. Sometimes entering into therapy carries stereotypes. It can challenge our sense of independence, th...
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I Couldn't Be More Clear!

In my practice I meet with many folks who discuss their frustration with partners, co-workers, children and friends because they are being quite clear in their communication and th...
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Worry: Trouble Between Parents and Teens

I sometimes work with parents who struggle with their children's behavior, especially teens. These parents are often in regular conflict with their son or daughter, and may compla...
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Listening to the Body

The body says what words cannot. -Martha Graham “My head is spinning”, “stand on your own two feet”, “bite your tongue”, “pain in the neck” – These are but a few ...
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Coping with an Early Pregnancy Loss

From the moment of conception, most women start fantasizing about how their lives will change following the birth of their baby.  They begin to wonder about whether they will have...
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Creating Routines for Children

Many young children struggle when they are asked to transition from one activity to another. This can often become most apparent during particular times in a child’s daily routin...
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Honoring the Many Faces of Grief and Loss

Five Stages of Mourning When people think of grief and loss what most typically comes to mind is loss related to death and dying. It is generally understood that it takes a certain...
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What Do I Know Anyway?

There are many times that I sit with clients who are stuck, living with anxiety, depression or just feel like they don’t know how to move forward. The ongoing narrative in their ...
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Timeouts: Not Just For Kids Anymore

Most adults are familiar with the idea of the timeout. You give a child a timeout when they get too pushy, too loud, or too angry. Ask a parent how a timeout is helpful and he or s...
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Joining the Gayby Boom

If you are a gay man, woman or couple who is considering adding children to your life, this is an exciting time!  There are more and more examples of gay men and women who are bec...
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Gender and Intimacy

We are born for intimacy. Clients come to me with a variety of complaints, but much of the time, the root issue relates directly to intimacy: disruptions in intimacy, fear of int...
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Siri Hustvedt, A Reflection On Acute Trauma

Below is a powerful and personal illustration by Siri Hustvedt, writing in The New York Times on February 20th, 2012 of the emotional impact of her automobile crash over ten year...
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Dr. Margaret Blaustein on Treating Traumatic Stress

Dr. Margaret Blaustein is the co-creator of the ARC Treatment Model, which focuses on Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency to foster resiliency in children and adolescents w...
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What is Internal Family Systems Therapy? An Interview With Dr. Richard C. Schwartz

An Introduction to Internal Family Systems Therapy   To learn more about Dr. Schwartz’s model of therapy, I attended a conference where he was presenting. I had the oppo...
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Through the Fog: Understanding Trauma

I recently had the privilege of attending the 22nd Annual International Trauma Conference, at the Seaport World Trade Center, in Boston, MA. After the conference on Saturday, I was...
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Bear Cub Alone but Okay

The bear cub, the one with the splayed foot didn't know how long she had been walking. But she knew she was lost. The rich sweet smells of Huckleberry and Pine were faint and far o...
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Meditation, Visualization, Peak Performance and Happiness Videos

Few therapists have such a mastery of either Eastern or Western therapeutic and personal growth practices as Dan Brown, PhD, let alone both. Boston Evening Therapy Associates (BETA...
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Ways Parents Can Help Their Children Cope With Divorce

Divorce affect a high percentage of families and the most important thing that a parent can do, once divorce occurs, is to recognize that the process affects the whole family in va...
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