Spending Quality Time with Your Children

April 28, 2016 No comments yet

If you are like the bulk of parents, finding time to spend with your children can be very challenging.  Trying to find the time between work schedules, school, homework, sports, extra-curricular activities, and other such commitments can be an organizational nightmare!!!   If this sounds like your family, don’t worry, you are certainly not alone!!   Here […]

“Re-igniting the Spark” — Part 3

November 14, 2014 No comments yet

In this article, I will continue where I left off and discuss a few more ways to help couples rekindle the spark of their relationship.  This by no means is a complete list of suggestions, only a starting point to help get things moving in the right direction. 4.  Please, Thank you, and Sorry These […]

“Re-igniting the Spark” — Part 2

November 14, 2014 No comments yet

In part 1 of this article, I described what relationships tend to look like when they have lost the “spark”, – meaning the connection, or bonding, intimacy, togetherness, fun, etc. that healthy relationships enjoy.   If your relationship has lost this “spark”, you are not alone.  The great news is you can get it back!!!   Here […]

Therapy for Teens: What to Expect

April 23, 2014 No comments yet

If you are going to see a therapist, the following Q&As can give you some insight into what to expect. Keep in mind that many teens are in therapy today, trying to gain greater insight into the way they think, act and react. Q. Am I “Crazy” If I Go to Therapy? A. Having therapy […]

Positive Parenting Through Divorce

January 26, 2012 No comments yet

Divorce seems to be just as common as marriage.  In 2008, the divorce rate in America was close to fifty percent.  Although divorce seems more common, how to deal with a divorce is anything but common.  A divorce is hard on everyone in a family.   Children of every age are affected differently by divorce.  […]

Balancing Work and Family

September 11, 2011 No comments yet

Do you ever stop to think about how your attitude affects your children?  Do you take your frustrations from a busy day or a problem at work out on your children?  How often do you tell your child “no” when your child asks you to play because you think you’re too busy?  Are you more […]

Dealing With A Troubled Teenager: Part 2

July 21, 2011 No comments yet

If you read the first part of the article,  Dealing with a Troubled Teenager: Part 1, welcome to part 2!  In this article, we will reveal more closely the impactful ways you can relate better to your troubled teen.  Be encouraged, no parent does with stage of their child’s life with ease.  Adolescence is a […]

Dealing With A Troubled Teenager: Part 1

July 21, 2011 No comments yet

As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I see many families who have problems with teenagers.  Parents ask me questions, such as: “What happened to my sweet little child?”  “Why does he always try to defy me?”  “Why doesn’t she listen to me anymore like she used to?”  “I’m just trying to help; why doesn’t he […]

Marriage Counseling Does It Work? — In Marriage Counseling

May 6, 2011 No comments yet

Most couples struggle at some point in their marriage.  Life’s stresses (job loss, divorce, infertility, infidelity, death of a loved one, etc.) make it difficult to maintain the love we obtained in the beginning of our relationship.  As a marriage family therapist, I often get asked, “Marriage counseling…Does it really work?”  And my answer is […]

Children in Single Parent Families — Single Parents Support

March 11, 2011 No comments yet

Raising children in single parent families is a daily struggle.  As any busy single parent can attest to, it is sometimes difficult to juggle all of our daily demands and still have energy and time left over to for our children.  When this happens, emotional connection with our children begins to suffer and feelings of […]



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