July 6, 2016

Jofi was one of the first documented therapy dogs in the history of psychotherapy and it should be no surprise that in fact, Jofi was Freud's dog. Freud began bringing Jofi to sessions, claiming that it helped him, Freud, keep calm. He soon discovered that Jofi's prese...

April 15, 2016

Inspired by the spirit of the holidays, a former client has recently contacted me, expressing gratitude for the work we have done together. It's been at least five years since we last met and it's always nice to hear from someone with whom I have journeyed. Therapy is...

March 17, 2016

“The arrival of chaos should be regarded as extremely good news.” Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
By definition, chaos is a state of complete disorder and confusion that is not controlled by anything or anybody. This absence of control and disarray is often accompanied by an...

January 26, 2016

A young man once was told of a Golden rock that lay by the river shore. The rock was of great worth, but hard to find amongst the other river rocks. The young man was determined to locate the rock. One by one he picked the rocks up from the shore, and one by one he thr...

August 5, 2015

I often get calls from worrisome parents who are concerned with their child's behavior. "She isn't crazy," they feel obliged to clarify as they describe the misbehavior, "just is out of control."

Feelings of shame and guilt are common among parents of strong willed chil...

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