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Using Senses to Soothe

“I go into nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order”   – John Buroughs Life is a multi-sensory event. Many people are familiar with the senses of sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch. Balance and body movement, and body awareness are...

Why I Think Summer is a great time to engage in Psychotherapy

As many of us are wrapping up our school year, our thoughts naturally turn to endless warm summer days, family trips, in-scheduled afternoons, and ice cream trucks (ok, maybe the last one is just me). However, I want to propose a somewhat unorthodox use of our...

ADHD Diagnosis – Why Does it Feel Like a Total Stab in the Dark?

ADHD Diagnosis – Why Does it Feel Like a Total Stab in the Dark?

For every child and adult who is correctly diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, there is another child and adult who is improperly diagnosed with ADHD (and potentially mis-medicated for it), and another child and adult who has ADHD who is not...

Life Coaching Vs. Psychotherapy

I am sometimes asked about life coaching versus psychotherapy. Coaching is at its source a technique of cognitive behavior therapy. Within the psychotherapy I practice, I often employ a certain amount of coaching with my clients, helping them achieve their life goals...