March 26, 2018

Here are some commonly asked questions about mental health insurance coverage. Hope this helps to de-mistify the process.

What is an out-of-network claim?

An out-of-network mental health claim is a request for your health insurance company to reimburse a bill from a psyc...

March 19, 2018

Since the election of Donald Trump there has been a lot of talk in the news about mental health and narcissism. What is a narcissist? How would you know if you had one in your life. Statistically speaking only 6 percent of the general population meets the criteria for...

March 9, 2018

Jon Kabat-Zinn is an American professor emeritus of medicine and the creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Kabat-Zinn was a student of Buddhist teac...

February 22, 2018

Here is a helpful cheat sheet describing the effects meditation has on your brain, along with some books and apps to help you get started.

These brain changes can be achieved through a 15-30 minute practice. I recommend that you challenge yourself to meditate...

August 24, 2017

In my practice I commonly see clients who deal with anxiety by misusing or abusing alcohol. Often the explanation is that it helps them “to wind down.”  

An interesting question thus emerges. Are people drinking because of anxiety or experiencing anxiety because they’re...

August 17, 2017

Since last November’s election I have had many clients tearfully report feelings of hopelessness, shock, despair and fear. When comparing their responses to symptoms of trauma there seem to be several parallels. Here are some of the common emotional and psychological s...

August 11, 2017

This is a question that comes up time and time again in my counseling practice. How can I be an alcoholic if I don’t drink everyday? Or, how can I have a problem with alcohol if I sometimes drink “normally?”

The identification as an alcoholic is a personal label ultimat...

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