Why I’m Not Going to Therapy

Earlier this year, I was considering going to a cancer support group. I thought that being in a group with people who are oncology patients might help me learn how to be with this reality. I also considered a caregiver support group for people who have loved ones with Alzheimer’s dementia, because the unique pain … Read more

Lifeboats, Boundaries and Self Preservation

Recently I made the difficult decision to reduce my sense of responsibility for someone I love. It was the most difficult decision I’ve had to make in a long line of challenging life circumstances. It is a problem that so many people face on a day to day basis. Our therapy clients come in with … Read more

Getting What You Want

Getting what you want is best achieved by centering what you need. Centering what you need is a process. In large part it depends on your values and the narratives you believe about who you are and who you are supposed to be. Effectively, your professional and personal development can be devoted to uncovering who … Read more

How to Get Your Life Together

Okay so I don’t know definitively how to get my life together. But I’ve been working on it. As a therapist, I have come to accept that in life there are themes and in some cases perpetual issues that show up. Those issues persist until we address them and cultivate a new way forward. I’m … Read more