Depression can take many forms. For some, it is a pervasive feeling of sadness, a sense that they are never going to feel better. For others, it’s being unable to enjoy things like they used to. It may come out as irritability in others.  There is often difficulty with concentration, memory, and motivation. Most feel

How to Improve Your Self-Control

You’ve spent a long day at the office, making one difficult decision after another. By the time you get home, you’re mentally exhausted. Is it any wonder that you snap at a family member? Not according to Roy F. Baumeister, PhD. He is a social psychologist who is one of the field’s leading researcher who


  It’s difficult enough to feel successful as a parent these days. Pick a book off of the bookshelf at your local library or bookstore and chances are, it will tell you that you’re doing it wrong. Look online and you will find 10 different “right” ways to do the same thing. Which method do

Five Things Your Therapist Wants You To Know

Going to therapy can be daunting, exciting, and anxiety provoking all at the same time. Here are a few things that can help you understand the process a little bit more:   1) We are not here to judge you. Many people have spent a lifetime being and/or feeling judged. Therapy is one place where

Swimming – A Special Sport for Special Needs

For those of you not familiar with swim teams, you may not know what you are missing. Everyone knows that swimming is a phenomenal form of exercise but what many don’t know is that it also helps calm those who have ADD/ADHD and/or Sensory Processing Disorder. Swimming is a repetitive motion that once mastered, can

Summer Structure and Routine – A Necessity for Children with Special Needs

    Most parents who have a child with special needs understand how critical structure and routine can be. Not only do they provide predictability, but with that predictability comes a feeling of comfort and safety. Knowing what to expect can help calm a person who is already predisposed to anxiety, as well as help

Worry is like a rocking chair…..

One of my favorite quotes is “Worry is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere”. In session, I often discuss the false sense of control we get when we worry about something. I grew up in the days of “be home when the street lights come on.”

Anger Management

    Everyone gets angry from time to time. At what point does it because a problem? When it begins to impact your work life, your relationships, and/or the overall quality of your life. Some people become angry at a person or at an event, other people just feel angry in general. In either case,

Divorce/Divorce Adjustment

Sensitivity to Criticism