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If The Grinch Landed on my Couch

The Grinch It is really a rare occassion that I make it to the movies. I know, this is one of the ways that I may not be as relatable, but it is true. There was no school yesterday, though, and it was a rainy day so I found myself […]

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Insights with EMDR Therapy

“Wow!… Holy $h!t!… Where did that come from?” These words came from one of my client’s this evening, spoken very slowly as he looked off in the distance. No, I hadn’t said anything rude or offensive! This followed an insight he had while we were reprocessing a memory with EMDR […]


Additional Pieces for the Depression Puzzle

It is estimated that in 2016 16.2 million adults in the U.S. had at least one depressive episode. This is 6.7% of the population. With the amount of antidepressants that are prescribed each year, it is hard to deny that depression is a major problem for us. In the past […]

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The Gut-Mood Connection

We have so many sayings that show on some level we understand that the mind/emotions and body are deeply connected.     “I feel it in my gut.”             “I have butterflies in my stomach.”             “It was gut wrenching.” […]


Inflammation and Depression

Many people struggle with depression and don’t understand what is happening to them and what they can do to help themselves. They feel stuck under a grey cloud and fog that has made it difficult to see clearly. We expect our medical community to provide us with answers, and quickly. […]

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Is My Depression All In My Head?

Why Am I Depressed? Clients come into my office all the time wondering why they feel depressed and anxious. They are stuck in the middle of the situation, too close to be able to see clearly what is going on with them. Depression itself can make it difficult to focus […]


Is It Possible to Reconnect With Your Partner?

It happens slowly, So slowly, in fact, that you often don’t realize that it is happening. You are your partner begin to drift apart. Perhaps you realize that you are better as friends and are just living as roommates. Or maybe it feels that you are constantly arguing or you […]

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God,Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,The courage to change the things that I can, And the wisdom to know the difference.

When Changing Your Thoughts Isn’t Working

Whether you are religious or not, it is likely that you have heard of the Serenity Prayer. For those of you that may be having trouble bringing the exact wording up in your mind, it goes like this… So you may be wondering why I am bringing up a prayer […]


Can Coloring Reduce Anxiety?

Adult coloring books have been all the rage for the past few years. I admit I have jumped on the bandwagon (sort of), I gave some as Christmas gifts a few years back and have two myself. It can make us feel like a kid again or give us something […]

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Did I Choose The Right Partner?

Ever wonder what your life would be like if you chose to marry someone else? This is a frequent thought with the individuals who walk into my office seeking marriage help. If you are anything like the couples and married individuals I see, you have likely thought about someone from […]