How does substance abuse and addiction sabotage healthy, stable relationships? Today’s topic: why you need to stop enabling an addict.

Enabling an Addict Only Makes Things Worse

Enablers Make Addiction the Center of the Relationship The following is the second of a three-part series exploring how substance abuse and addiction can sabotage healthy, stable relationships. Today’s topic, Enabling. It’s no secret that America...
Depression and suicide are through the roof; some estimates are that suicide is up 35%.I attribute this increase in part, not solely, to social media.video

Social Media and Depression

Social Media and Depression In our country, depression and suicide are through the roof; some estimates are that suicide is up 35%. I attribute this increase in part, not solely, to social media. Teens, parents, and kids...
A really cool thing about my job is I get to do sibling support groups. And in my groups, we get to talk about a couple of different things.video

What to Expect in Sibling Support Groups

What to Expect in Sibling Support Groups A really cool thing about my job is I get to do sibling support groups. And in my groups, we get to talk about a couple of different...
How can you validate your child's emotions? Well, instead of starting to problem solve immediately, which makes a child enraged, validate their feelings.video

How Can I Validate My Child’s Emotions?

How Can I Validate My Child's Emotions? Let's talk about preventing emotional outbursts at home. So, I'm betting if you're interested in this video, you've got a middle-schooler or a high-schooler at home. You might find yourself...
Despite mandatory evacuations, many people refuse to evacuate natural disasters. Dr. Bilal Ghandour points to personalities and defensive mechanisms as two reasons why.

Why Some People Refuse to Evacuate

Despite mandatory evacuations of areas at risk of a hurricane hit, relatives and friends pleading to loved ones to leave a flood zone, we are now quite familiar with what happens: the large majority...
There are many physical benefits of exercising. However, many mental health benefits go unnoticed. So, how does exercise benefit YOUR mental health?video

How Does Exercise Benefit Your Mental Health?

How Does Exercise Benefit Your Mental Health? There are a lot of positive benefits of physical exercise. The physical benefits are pretty obvious. It's the main reason why most people work out is for the physical...
My child had her first day of school and we were in the ring. Stressed and itching to fight, she took the first swing. How many rounds are you willing to go with your child? This is a parent's guide to boxing.

Parent’s Guide to Boxing: How Many Rounds Are You Willing to Go with Your...

A Parent's Guide to Boxing I have never actually watched a boxing match, so please excuse me if my terminology is a bit off in this article. And, to be clear, no punches were actually...
When I work with families, I like to view them as a small business. Check out these four ways you can run your household like a business!

Struggling with Family Structure? Run Your Household Like a Business!

When I work with families, I like to view them as a small business. Family is a business that has a top-down culture, meaning the founders of the business have the majority say in...
Cancer affects every individual in unique ways. Family and caregivers are critical for support and comfort. Supporting your loved ones with cancer...video

Supporting Your Loved Ones with Their Cancer Diagnosis

Supporting Your Loved Ones with Cancer Cancer affects every individual in unique ways. Family and caregivers are critical for support and comfort. Often times we are nervous about what to say or do. We don't want...
Should we continue using the word Asperger's? Having one’s identity rooted in the spectrum can be complicated when society...

Should We Continue Using the Word Asperger’s? A Psychologist’s Take

I am a psychologist who specializes in working with kids on the Autism spectrum. This population is near and dear to my heart as Autism runs in my family, but I also want these...