Ambush Therapy

If you’re concerned about a loved one and want them to get help, it can be challenging to convince them to speak to a therapist.  You may be tempted to set up a therapy appointment and be dishonest with them about where they’re going.  You may believe that if you can just get them in the door and in front of a therapist that things will get better.

Parents Beware! Screen Time Dangers

Why should you be concerned?  There are lots of reasons.  Let’s look at a few:

More screen time = less physical activity, less social interaction, less time with family members, less real world problem solving, brain atrophy, increased risk for depression and a reduced ability to learn (among other problems).  For more specifics,

Adoption Home Study Tips

Getting ready for your home study – some tips!

Here are some of the things you’ll want to do to get ready for your home study.  Here’s how it works when I conduct a home study.  The basic process starts with an initial meeting in my office.  During the meeting we go over the packet of information you need to complete.

Adoption Tips:

Are you or is someone you know thinking about adopting? It can be a very confusing and emotional process. I’ve been helping folks to adopt for the past 14+ years. I work with the best attorneys in town and I am intimately familiar with how adoption works within the legal system and with the Department of Children &

ADHD or not?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – ADHD or ADD, is a very commonly diagnosed disorder in children.  There is quite a bit of controversy surrounding it, though.  In this era of constant electronic stimulation, crazy schedules, unstructured home time and lots of sugar and fast foods, it can be difficult to figure out if a child has ADHD or something else.

Are you living in fear?

Do you ever find yourself plagued by “what ifs”? I regularly help clients who suffer from constant, nagging or debilitating worry. Unfortunately, our world seems to push a constant diet of fear and worry. It seems like every time your hear the news there is an impending disaster, health scare or financial crisis. We are constantly bombarded with fearful messages about our health,