How to Find or Choose a Therapist

I posted on this before, but I thought it would be useful to write more of a nuts-and-bolts, how-to version about finding and choosing a therapist.  I’ve had this conversation hundreds of times with potential clients and with family and friends, so I thought it would be a good idea to summarize it here. WhereContinue reading “How to Find or Choose a Therapist”

Don’t hate… compensate!

As a psychologist I work with a lot of people who want to make a change in their lives.  They want to be more outgoing, assertive, or confident…less depressed, anxious, or boring…and so on.  We could probably all benefit from making one change or another. I have found myself lately writing about making changes.  It’s myContinue reading “Don’t hate… compensate!”

Back to School: Six Strategies to Ease the Transition

It’s August 1st.  You know what that means, right?  For my kids, 24 days until school starts.  Others have the luxury of starting after Labor Day (about 32 days left). But who’s counting? (haha) For most of us, summer is winding down- summer camps, vacations, barbeques, time at the pool, and so on.  Hopefully everyone has beenContinue reading “Back to School: Six Strategies to Ease the Transition”

5 Reasons Why Therapy May Be the Most Masculine Thing There Is

Sadly, in 2014 (2016) mental health stigma still exists.  This is the idea that somehow asking for help or talking about feelings is weak or embarrassing- and this is applied to men much more than women.  But if you can talk to your physician about hemorrhoids or erectile problems, why couldn’t you talk to a therapist about hating your jobContinue reading “5 Reasons Why Therapy May Be the Most Masculine Thing There Is”

Advocacy: Letter to the Editor re: Pro-Smoking Messages

Below is a letter I wrote today to the editor of a popular skateboarding magazine, regarding images I keep seeing that I believe portray pro-smoking messages.  As a psychologist and father, I believe this is harmful and that people like magazine editors need to be more conscious of it.  If I get a response I’llContinue reading “Advocacy: Letter to the Editor re: Pro-Smoking Messages”

“Only a Sith deals in absolutes…”

I enjoy a good sci-fi movie, although admittedly I’m no expert on the genre.  Like most Americans, though- and in fact most of the world, I love Star Wars.  Obi-Wan Kenobi is one of my favorite characters.  He’s smart and delivers a lot of great one-liners.  One of the best is when he tells AnakinContinue reading ““Only a Sith deals in absolutes…””

NEW: Summer 2014 Social Skills Groups

This summer I have decided to offer two social skills groups for adolescents in my office in Chester Springs.  The groups are co-ed and one will be for middle school (for adolescents entering 6th-8th grades) and the other will be for high school (9th-12th grades). I have worked with adolescents for over 10 years andContinue reading “NEW: Summer 2014 Social Skills Groups”

7 Tips for Reducing Family Stress

Anyone with a family knows that family life can be stressful- with work; busy schedules; often conflicting activities; trying to meet everyone’s wants and needs; constant demands for time and money; and of course the unexpected. Some times are easier than others, but often our resources are limited (time, money, or our ability to handleContinue reading “7 Tips for Reducing Family Stress”

10 Strategies to Improve Your Child’s Sports Experience

Like most dads (and many moms), I’m a huge sports fan.  I grew up playing baseball and watching all kinds of sports.  I have also lived in PA for my whole life, near Philadelphia and Pittsburgh- two of the greatest sports cities in America.  So I’m competitive, and having kids who play sports, I love watching them compete too.Continue reading “10 Strategies to Improve Your Child’s Sports Experience”

Are you an adult with ADHD?

On February 22, 2014 I presented at a conference for CHADD (Children and Adults with ADHD), and the topic was ADHD and Social Interactions. I talked about how ADHD affects people socially at different points in their life and gave strategies that people could use to manage symptoms and to improve interactions.  I also talkedContinue reading “Are you an adult with ADHD?”

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