Minority Mental Health: How Can We Improve Access to Care?

Minority Mental Health: How Can We Improve Access to Care?

Minority Mental Health: How Can We Improve Access to Care?
Mental illness touches individuals and communities physically, emotionally and spiritually. Individuals and communities cannot be fully understood without taking into account the full context and culture, including but not limited to: age, gender, ethnicity, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, disability, and...

Resilience Building for Military Families

Resilience Building for Military Families
“Were it not for the strength of our military families and their willingness to sacrifice, we couldn’t protect our nation and way of life like we do,” said Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr....

Mindfulness Made Easy

Mindfulness Made Easy

Practicing mindfulness doesn’t have to mean formal mediation and sitting still in a totally silent room! Many of my clients talk about new ways to improve their emotional wellness. In a recent discussion, a client mentioned this year he would…

Making Change Sweeter: How to Find the Sweet Spot

Making Change Sweeter: How to Find the Sweet Spot

In their Transtheoretical Model, James Prochaska and Carlo DiClimente identify five stages in the process of change. Basically, you have pre-change, a beginning, middle and an end or continuance. When it comes to change, different people have more or less…

A Brave New World: Life During and After the Pandemic

A Brave New World: Life During and After the Pandemic

We talk about looking for the new normal. We assume things will eventually settle again, but into a new arrangement of reality. That is a reasonable assumption. But what will it look like? The better question to my mind is, “What do we want it to look like?”

DBT Skills: ‘Four Choices’ Strategy For Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

DBT Skills: ‘Four Choices’ Strategy For Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

One if the most fundamental concepts taught in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is referred to as the “Four Choices.” It provides a simple, but effective, model anyone can used when responding to serious life problems.

Mindfulness: The Art of Living

Mindfulness: The Art of Living

Mindfulness takes us far beyond psychological dimension into the spiritual. The practice of Mindfulness opens the heart to love, beauty and wonder.

Facing a Few Things: Four Steps For Dealing With Dread

Facing a Few Things: Four Steps For Dealing With Dread

David Agee, LMSW, elaborates on four steps we can use to deal with anxiety, worry, panic or agoraphobia: facing, accepting, floating, and letting time pass.

Resizing Your Holiday Expectations While Grieving

Resizing Your Holiday Expectations While Grieving

Facing a loss this holiday season? This might be a good time to think about resizing your holiday expectations while grieving. Several years ago I met with a patient to discuss ways she could cope with the holiday season after…