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Life On the Couch

Sleep

Do you pay enough attention to sleep? Chances are you probably don’t. It’s an easy thing to take for granted, especially when you’re young and you believe yourself invincible. Everyone’s had the all-nighter to prepare for an exam or maybe because that party was too fun to leave. Everyone has had to pay for it […]

September, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dissociative Helping

Have you ever entrusted a personal issue to a friend or family member and found their response more upsetting then helpful? You’re not alone. It happens with regularity actually. I call it dissociative helping.   Disassociation refers to a psychological phenomena concerning detachment from the emotional and sometimes physical experiences – a kind of out […]

September, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s Called Friction

It’s called “friction”. The mind-numbing, infuriating bullshit you have to put up with when you deal with your medical insurance. You know the drill; you call hoping to get something accomplished, like reimbursement for out of pocket costs and they dick you around. First it’s difficult to get a live person on the phone – […]

August, 2017 | 1 Comment

What Is a Non-Paternity Event?

I want to talk about something I’m seeing more of lately in my practice: “non-paternity events“.  These are events as termed by law, sociology and clinical genetics to describe cases of false paternity, where a biological father is someone other than who is presumed to be.  Talk about Oops!  As it turns out, this is […]

July, 2017 | 0 Comments

Revenge Porn

I’ve just heard a new phrase – revenge porn. How in the world is this a thing? Seriously, how have we become that fucked up as a species that there is a thing as revenge porn? I’m also upset because I know this as a result of a Kardashian story, and I try actively to […]

July, 2017 | 0 Comments

Parenting a Tween

I am parenting a tween. He is imminently 12 years old and everything that encompasses: awkward, funny, overwhelmed by what he is learning, frustrated, frustrating and lazy. He hates that last descriptor, but there it is – and it’s true. He also has ADHD, which in itself includes lazy.   Parenting a Tween He feels […]

June, 2017 | 0 Comments

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