December 23, 2019

I usually think of the song from Fiddler on the Roof when I use the word tradition. If you haven't seen the movie, stop what are doing and go watch it. It's moving, funny and possibly overwhelming. Okay, I'm not here for a movie review. I am here to ask you to consider...

November 5, 2019

Many times your teen talks to you in a way that seems like they are trying to manipulate you. I have often actually seen it in action during session and have experienced it in my own life. What I have found is that these attempts to manipulate are something else entire...

March 23, 2018

So….you’re cleaning your kids room after asking them for the 7th time to do it. While you’re doing it you run across some type of alcohol or drug. You’re shocked at first and then some denial comes in…then you’re angry. Figuring out a good way to handle it can be the d...

February 19, 2018


People are often looking for ways to stay connected with their significant others. In the search for the right formula, they often overlook simple things to make their relationships better. Sometimes the less complicated something is the...

October 13, 2017

When I work with clients, I find there are often two views that come up within the conversations I have with them. They often talk about things from a victim perspective or student perspective. When we do have this conversation we work on making a list of the differenc...

July 14, 2017

In case you hadn’t heard, Teen Vogue just published an article about anal sex. This was an article authored in a way to encourage and normalize this practice among teens. Just when I think our society can’t get any worse something like this comes out. If you are readin...

March 7, 2016

     We as parents want to be the best that we can be when we parent our children. The problem is that we often have a lot of baggage from our past that make parenting difficult and we don’t even know it.


     Parenting books are written over and over a...

February 14, 2016




In my professional career I am often asked what to do in certain relationship situations. These questions usually relate to the hows and whys of relationships. The relationship run the gamut. Husband/wife…father/son….mother/daughter.


     Over and...

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