Positive Psychology group to begin May-June 2013

An on-going positive psychology group will begin May-June 2013.  The group will meet on Monday from 6:30 to 8:30 for four consecutive weeks and then twice a month thereafter.  The group will be held at my Hillcrest office and limited to eight members. The small group will allow for sharing and support, for video and facilitator presentations […]

Regaining Peace

  Recently I woke up at 3:00am startled from a disturbing dream that left me feeling distressed and anxious.  I recall the statement:  “If it doesn’t feel good it isn’t you.”  That was how I felt—that I had lost myself and felt trapped by fear. To recover, I move to a nearby chair, take deep […]

Meditation Made Easy

I recently came to a valued awareness about my meditation practice.  While I have meditated off and on for the last 30 plus years, getting myself to sit on a regular basis has been a struggle.  Why did it feel so difficult and why was I avoiding a practice that I felt was beneficial to […]

Positive Psychology

Positive psychology is an exciting and relatively new branch of psychology that identifies specific practices and behaviors shown to improve overall wellbeing and happiness.   The focus is on the positive, on what creates happiness and wellbeing rather than on the problem or what is not going well.  To improve the quality of our life, we […]


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing or EMDR is a dynamic and breakthrough therapy for healing trauma, emotional wounds, overcoming limitation, releasing hurt, fear, anger and resentment and finding creative solutions to complex issues. Francine Shapiro, Psychologist, founded EMDR after noticing her stress diminish when her eyes went back and forth. It is a left brain-right […]

Men’s Therapy

Regardless of what life circumstances: married, single, gay, straight or bisexual, males typically experience stress in their role as men. Until recently history, there was little demand for men to develop a capacity for emotional connection. As men, their basic role was to protect and provide for their families by virtue of physical strength, whereas, […]


TREATING DEPRESSION Depression is not about simply "feeling sorry forour-selves," nor is it about "pulling ourselves up by the bootstraps."  When we're depressed critical voices neverhelp.Patience, support andunderstanding on the part of family and friends is critical. Everyone has the potential to suffer from depression — dealing with the root cause(s) is the key to […]


Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a trauma of shattering proportions.  PTSD results from being exposed to an event that involves actual or threatened death or injury with a response of intense fear and helplessness.  The event is then re-experienced in dreams, flashbacks, recall or situations that include cues that […]