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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