• Assertiveness and Communication Styles

    One of the more common relationship problems people seeking help discuss is communication. Each and every relationship has a unique dynamic of communication. Individual relational styles run the gamut from passive to aggressive. Passive communicators favor a style that includes withholding ones true feelings, beliefs, needs, and opinions, in favor of accepting and supporting their

    Read more →
  • Stress and Children

    Stress and anxiety are common problems that we see in children who are brought to our offices. Children show signs of stress and worry in ways that are different from adults. Symptoms of stress and anxiety in children include poor school performance, nightmares, sibling conflict, increased aggression or agitation, and clingy insecure attachments to parents.

    Read more →
  • Quitting Smoking

    Several patients over the past week have expressed interest in quitting smoking so I thought I would take a moment and post a few thoughts about this challenging habit. According to the U.S. Surgeon General, nicotine addiction (nicotine being the main culprit in tobacco addictions) is as, or more difficult to overcome than heroin: (http://www.nytimes.com/1987/03/29/magazine/nicotine-harder-to-kickthan-heroin.html)!

    Read more →