The Most Helpful Personality Test Around

I’m frequently asked by those I work with for some sort of therapy “homework” to do between sessions. I’m admittedly not a big fan of assigning homework as I’m a strong believer in using the therapeutic space as a container for the work. I’ve found assigning tasks can sometimes make the therapy somewhat scattered and […]

Rethinking Infidelity

Why do people cheat? What does it mean to have an affair and be unfaithful? What is really going on in the bigger picture with such incidents? And is it really the worst thing that can happen in a relationship? In my work with couples I have come to realize that affairs are often symptoms […]

The 3 Hardest Parts of Having a Narcissistic Loved One

Having a highly narcissistic loved one can be an incredibly maddening experience … literally. Whether they be your spouse, parent, close relative, or even a friend in a larger social circle, highly narcissistic people have the ability to virtually prey on the insecurities of those around them for their own benefit. They are cunning. They […]

Shame and Trauma: the fight, flight, or freeze overlap

“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from relationship.” – Bren√© Brown There are three main reactions one can have in a highly traumatizing situation: fight, flight, or freeze. When […]

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