Finding Peace with Uncertainty and Managing Your Fears for the Future.

Many people are starting to question their certainty of the future of our country. The recent election has caused a lot turmoil and insecurity. I understand this feeling very well. I have had my fair share of uncertainty and fears for my future. My big one would be in 2004: The year I got married in Las Vegas and had...[ read more ]

Teens: The Dramatic Rise of Anxiety and Depression  among our Youth.

Facebook did not like my previous blog on teenagers, social media, and substance abuse. So they blocked it. I am guessing they didn't like me using the specific names of substances that kids abuse. Which goes against my personal opinion... But... I don't want this one to be blocked... so I am going to play nice. My previous blog can still...[ read more ]

MYSPY: Parents You Are Not Doing Your Job! Parenting a Teenager. Part 3.

Yep. I said it.  Take this painful shot parents. It will hurt at first but it will protect your children from getting very sick.  I see sick teenagers every week.  They are not happy. They are sad. Distant. Disconnected to emotions. Apathetic. The iphone is pushing our kids into grown up salacious topics and behaviors that they should not and do...[ read more ]

The Best Prescription For Anxiety and Depression… Is Written on a Hot Pink Sticky Note!

I see and hear you everyday if you are experiencing feelings of  hopelessness, fear, sadness, emptiness, loneliness, tiredness, unhappy, feeling uncomfortable in your own skin...  If that sounds like you then you are suffering with Anxiety and Depression. Good News! It's not disease. You can feel better without medication in a really short period of time. I will admit I...[ read more ]

“Think Forward” Parenting a Teenager..Part Two.

If you read my part one blog and took my advice it's guaranteed that your teenager has asked you to stop reading that crazy counselors blog. If so, keep up the good work. You can blame it on me all day. The first part of navigating through parenting your newly terrible teen is about restablishing "Who the Boss?" This does...[ read more ]

Who’s The Boss…Parenting a Teenager. Part One.

I have countless parents coming in for help and advice on what to do about their terrible teen..and I say the same thing every time you are not alone..they are all terrible teens. I won't lie. You guys are starting to freak me out a little bit. I have two girls 9 and 11 yrs I am seeing my...[ read more ]

Improve Your Marriage By Learning How to Fight Fair!

Did you know that fighting or arguing is actually good for your marriage?  A complete absence of arguing is definitely not good. It could be a sign of emotional detachment. Thank goodness! Because Todd and I have had our fair share of arguments in our 12 years of marriage. I have read all the advice on not going to bed angry....[ read more ]

Calling All People Pleasers ..Please raise your hand. .

Let me just say I am really good at saying the word NO. Maybe too good. Now that I think about it... People rarely ask me for favors.  But trust me my family will tell you that I ask for a TON of favors. It's a running joke. My wonderful, loving, handsome, generous landlord at my office also happens to be...[ read more ]

The Art of Negotiating… — clrgroupllc

A few months ago after a particularly challenging session from work, I thought to myself wow I feel like I have been talking people off the roof today! Then as women typically do, I switched to thinking about what it must be like to be a law enforcement hostage negotiator? So that of course led […] via The Art of Negotiating…...[ read more ]

Men are like Waffles, Women like spaghetti…

So I won’t lie. Couples Counseling is my least favorite part of my job…honestly, it makes me crazy. Which is why of course, I have a fabulous Marriage Counselor to whom I refer them. But I really like Relationship Counseling. Because its human psychology and I think it’s cool until it involves my own marriage of course…But here is my...[ read more ]


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