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A New Year, A New You: Viewing Therapy From A Public Health Model

What comes to mind when you think of therapy? Is it lying on a couch week after week exploring your childhood? Do you think of disorders and mental health diagnoses? We can look towards the traditional “pathology model” for these stereotypes. Historically therapy has been driven by the “medical model,” that of evaluating and diagnosing pathology. [...]

By | January 5th, 2016|0 Comments

The Bright Side Of Our Dark Side: (Part 6) Guilt

Welcome to the final part of my six part series where each week we will talk about the upside of what are generally referred to as negative emotions. These are emotions that are uncomfortable, that we attempt to deny and avoid at all costs. Yet as humans we cannot live in a state of constant bliss. [...]

By | April 28th, 2015|0 Comments

The Bright Side Of Our Dark Side: (Part 4) Fear

Welcome to part four of my six part series where each week we will talk about the upside of what are generally referred to as negative emotions. These are emotions that are uncomfortable, that we attempt to deny and avoid at all costs. Yet as humans we cannot live in a state of constant bliss. And [...]

By | April 14th, 2015|0 Comments

The Bright Side Of Our Dark Side: (Part 2) Anger

Welcome to part two of my six part series where each week we will talk about the upside of what are generally referred to as negative emotions. These are emotions that are uncomfortable, that we attempt to deny and avoid at all costs. Yet as humans we cannot live in a state of constant bliss. And [...]

By | March 31st, 2015|0 Comments

Positive Thinking: Overrated?

We have all heard the tale of the Little Engine That Could. We have all heard, from friends, family, the media, our therapists, how positive thinking can have positive implications for all life areas including work performance, goal achievement, marital satisfaction, emotional health, and even physical health. I work with clients all the time on changing [...]

By | August 26th, 2014|0 Comments

Inattention In Children: ADHD Or Something Else

I posted this blog previously on another site but I think the information is quite relevant, so I want to post here as well. I recently completed a mental health assessment for a child that was referred by their school for an ADHD assessment due to attention difficulties. As it turned out, they demonstrated only mild [...]

By | June 3rd, 2014|0 Comments