7 Rays of Light: Overcoming Depression with Daily Habits

Depression can feel like a heavy weight, but remember, there are ways to manage it and find joy again. While depression is a serious condition, there are steps you can take to lighten the load. Here are 7 practices to incorporate into your daily routine: Remember, overcoming depression is a journey, not a sprint. Be […]

Reasons to NOT use your insurance

Recently an insurance company requested the complete file of 3 of my patients. It was legally allowed and I had to comply. And for this reason I wanted to make you aware that your records are protected from general release to the public, but your insurance company can always get them anyway. A few reasons […]


Here are some links to worksheets about anxiety. What is anxiety? The cycle of anxiety. Coping skills: anxiety.

Basic Strategies

This is my list of basic strategies. Although this was originally geared toward those with depression, these are appropriate for many types of issues people deal with. This is designed to be a good starting point for therapy. Take a look below. How does your life compare? 1. Sleeping.  Please try to consistently get 6 […]

Guided Meditation

There are many benefits to meditation. I’m not talking about meditation from a religious point of view, but simply meditation to rest your mind and refill your cup. Some people can meditate on the own without any external help. But some people, especially those new at meditation, find that their mind wanders too much and […]

Mini-Mental vacation

Wouldn’t it be nice to go on vacation to the beach, or a lake, or a forest? You can though a simple visualization exercise. Follow these instruction. Read through them, get to know them, then give it a try. Take a deep breath and close your eyes. Let it out and imagine you are at […]

Searching for your happiness

A wise teacher once brought balloons to school, told her pupils to blow them up and write their name on one. After the children tossed their balloons into the hall, the teacher moved through the hall mixing them all up. The kids were given five minutes to find the balloon with their name on it, […]

Change takes action and Intention

Let’s talk about what it means to be happy. Many of the people I work with have varying levels of happiness. But mostly they are not as happy as they would like to be. Lasting happiness is an internal thing, not an external one. Some people think that things or money will make them happy. […]

Which Wolf do you feed?

According to a Cherokee legend in which “An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life.” ‘A fight is going on inside me,’ he said to the boy. ‘It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil — he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, […]