I am sure you have either seen or participated in “triangulation”, a term coined by Murray Bowen, a psychiatrist who is the father of Bowen Family Systems therapy. Triangulation occurs when the emotional dynamics between two people are stressed and one person turns to another and talks about the first to relieve stress. It is…

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How can I tell if my child is depressed? The symptoms of depression in children vary. It is often not diagnosed and treated because it is transmitted as normal emotional and psychological changes that occur during growth. Early medical studies focused on “masked” depression, where a child’s depressed mood was evidenced by acting or by…

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Not intended to replace medical or psychiatric care. If in doubt, do not follow or else check with your mental health provider before proceeding. Stress is part of being human and can be helpful in protecting us from harm and making the wrong move in a situation. Stress can also evolve into anxiety which can…

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I love the word Grace. It implies that something has been bestowed on you without you doing the work for it. Doing Individual Therapy can be like that. You do your own work and you notice people around you changing because YOU have changed. If you lighten some of your baggage and create a more…

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Bullying is a topic that frequently comes up in the news these days. It truly is a social problem that causes lasting damage for both individuals and the larger society. It can lead to health problems, lost productivity at work, difficulty in building strong family units and even a shorter life span. It has always…

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From a long-time meditator, I have some good things to share with you about meditation. I will first address why it is so hard to begin meditating or to meditate alone. ~ Meditating takes focus which takes work, but once you are there, you can relax in your focus, oddly enough. ~ Before you get…

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We all have two sides to our brains. One side records long term memory and the other only records memory for a short period. I have heard people say “I am not good with names”. Actually, we can safely say that no one is. Can you guess which is which and what does this have…

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I now have secure “telecounseling” available to suit your needs. I have a beautiful office for in-person counseling with couples and individuals as well as a grief group, For those out of the San Francisco bay area in California, telecounseling may be a preferable option for you. It is also a good option for people…

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