I had the pleasure of meeting Demi Lovato a few years ago and have always found her vulnerability and honesty about her recovery to be incredibly inspiring.

When I first came across her latest song 'Sober', I was immediately struck again by her her powerful authenticity...

Thrilled to announce that our proposal for a workshop at the annual American Group Psychotherapy Association 2019 was accepted.

My colleagues Cindy Weathers and Evan Perlo will be presenting our thoughts on "Utilizing Attachment Theory in Multifamily Groups in an Adoles...

At the foundation of all our relationships is the ability to communicate effectively. When we are able to express our thoughts, feelings and ideas about each other, to each other, in a way that is understood by the other, we start to feel closer and more connected. In...

July 12, 2018

We are genetically predisposed to be social creatures, who live in relationship with others.  While most of us acknowledge that having close connections is a goal, we often unconsciously resist the vulnerability it takes to feel close to others.

Our...

When a family is not not functioning at its best there is often an increased amount of anxiety in the household. This anxiety is a chronic, psychological anxiety that is deep rooted and almost intangible.

If we grow up in a household that is filled with this t...

This week in the multifamily group, I asked the families I work with to think about the importance of emotional communication. As human beings, we are wired for connection, yet intimate honest relationships seem difficult for us. 

Adolescents in particular are craving t...

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