Counseling and Neurofeedback
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Board-Certifed in Neurofeedback

The Top Three Myths About Stress

The top three myths about stress… When you think about stress, if you’re like most people, you probably think about what’s happening in your life – tension at work, a disagreement with your partner, your child’s recent bout with the flu, or the list of 237 things you were hoping to get done over the

How to Give Advice to Teens (And Why They Don’t Take It)

How to Give Advice to Teens Here’s a question I hear from parents a lot – and to be fair, it’s one I’ve asked myself many times: How come when I suggest something to my daughter she gets mad, but when someone else says the same thing she acts as though it’s a brilliant piece of

Stress Management in the Workplace: How to Redesign Your Job

Workplace stress is at an all-time high. A recent poll shows that more than 80% of U.S. workers are stressed about their jobs. Stress not only affects your health, job satisfaction, and well-being, but also what you get done. Workplace stress makes people less efficient, less productive, and creates tension. There’s been a lot of

3 Ways to Help Your Teen Manage School Stress

Most teens (83%) say that school is a significant source of stress in their life. Here’s how you can help  your teen manage school stress. For teens, stress looks like this: Getting to school late Feeling irritable Feeling tired a lot Crying a lot…or snapping at you Leaving things until the last minute, and then panicking If

One-Minute Stress Management Tools: 5 Simple Ways to Keep Your Cool

Stress management tools are part of your early warning system. When this system doesn’t work the way it’s supposed to, it’s less like the whirring of a well-functioning motor and more like the annoying high-pitched beep of a super-sensitive smoke alarm. These 5 simple stress management tools system working at its best.

Are You a Secret People Pleaser? [quiz]

If you’re a people pleaser, it’s easy to say yes when someone asks for help. But when your Yes is automatic, your schedule can start to feel like a traffic jam, and your ability to get things done is stalled.

Motivation – What to Do When You Don’t Feel It

Whether you want to lose weight, clean the garage, prepare for a test, or finish a project, you have to find a way to start. Sometimes motivation is elusive. If you don’t feel it, however, you need to create it. Read more about motivation here.

A Surprising Way to Avoid an Argument

Are you looking for away to avoid an argument? Here’s the situation: Amy assumed that she and her husband Jeff would host a large holiday gathering in November, as they always did. Jeff, on the other hand, was hoping for some quiet time, perhaps a vacation just for just the two of them. He was

The science of personal motivation (and a simple self-assessment)

If you’re like most people, you want to feel motivated to take care of yourself. But sometimes you’d rather not do it – run 2 miles in the rain, finish your Spanish homework, track your expenses. When you’re in a certain mental space, those things seem boring. Naturally, you’d rather do something interesting, like check

What’s Wrong with Being Busy?

What’s wrong with being busy? How you feel is not so much how much you do, but how you do it. Here’s how to “un-busy” yourself.

Mindfulness for Busy People

In times of crisis, it can feel like you’re at the mercy of events that are outside of you. And when you start to feel like that, your time gets sucked up into managing the crisis. But what we need most in a pinch doesn’t depend on circumstances, and isn’t about time. Our choice lies in how we use the time and the resources we have.

3 Ways to Know If You’re Saying Yes Too Much

Life is full of opportunities. But if you end up saying yes to all of it, then before you know it you end up, overcommitted & stressed out. Here’s how to balance the Yes and the No.

What’s YOUR Biggest Challenge for the New Year?

In the past month I’ve been checking in with my clients about how far they’ve come and where they want to go next. We’ve been focusing on what matters to them most as they look forward to 2015. Aleesha is looking for meaningful work. She tells me that education jobs are scarce, and indeed she’s

The Truth About Stress

Stress can create problems with concentration, focus, memory, moodiness, and overwhelm. But sometimes, part of the problem is how you think about the problem. Stress isn’t really one thing; it’s two.

The Fastest Way to Boost Your Mood

Do you ever feel stressed out about the demands of day-to-day life? If so, here are some surprisingly simple ways to boost your mood.

The Key to Overcoming Procrastination

When you procrastinate, you end up with long hours and last minute crises. You feel exhausted and frazzled and stressed. Here’s an unusual way of looking at procrastination, and an action-oriented strategy to address it.

Stress Free New Year’s Resolutions

My client Wendy is looking at her list of New Year’s Resolutions – worthy goals that get lost in the rush of everyday life. These 5 simple strategies can help.

Jennae’s Story – From Worry to Calm

Have you ever been in a hurry and driving? It seems like everything’s an obstacle. The traffic lights turn red at just the wrong time, stop signs and pedestrians appear out of nowhere, and the tree-lined streets you’re passing through are just a blur.

Motivation – What to Do When You Don’t Feel It

Whether you want to lose weight, clean the garage, prepare for a test, or finish a project, you have to find a way to start. Sometimes motivation is elusive. If you don’t feel it, however, you need to create it.

Three Ways to Stop Worry

Our brains are designed to solve and notice problems. But with too much worry we feel exhausted. This article suggest 3 ways to stop worry and feel good.

Do we need Anxiety? Thoughts for Starting the New Year

Remember the last time you listened to a great piece of music? For some pieces, the music gradually increases in intensity until it reaches a crescendo, the loudest or most exciting part, and then resolves. Anxiety is like that – a little buildup can be a good thing. This article shows 3 ways you can use normal anxiety to help you do your best.