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Emotional Freedom

As we celebrate our country’s birthday this week, we think about freedom. This year, for the first time many of us find ourselves concerned for the many freedoms we may have taken for granted. And as the controversy about freedom gets played out on the daily news cycle, it is easy to become exhausted and […]

The Adolescent Struggle: Keeping Your Voice in Spite of the Noise

This month, I am again pleased to welcome Julie Cipes, LPC as my guest blogger. Here she discusses the struggle of Adolescents struggling to hold onto their own truth when the peer group messages are so loud and insistent. Below you will find information on her upcoming group for teenage girls. Noise comes in many different […]

Denial

It has been a tough week. Denial and his sidekicks, Minimalization and Rationalization were running around my office getting in everyone’s head. Those scoundrels wreak havoc wherever they go. Denial whispers prettily, “Why go for that mammogram? You feel fine and it hurts sooo much!”. Minimalization coos gently, “It is not abuse if he only […]

Beating March Doldrums

We, in the northeast, have reached that time of the year when we are ready to throw open the windows, shed our winter coats, pull out t-shirts and shorts and head for the garden or beach. Unfortunately, March weather is not cooperating. We get teased with a sunny day in the 60’s and are exhilarated; […]