Loss is such a pervasive part of life that it challenges our basic assumptions. When what we hold dear is no longer certain, our ability to trust may be shattered. In my approach to bereavement counseling, I bear witness to your experience of loss: how it was shaped by your relationship with the deceased, and how that absence compels the start of a new story. … More Reflections on Grief and Loss
Treatment for hoarding, compulsive shopping, and chronic disorganization is available, but a complete “cure” can be hard to find. Often, what we can best hope for is to create safer and more sanitary conditions, in order to reduce harm to the person and their family. … More Hoarding, Compulsive Shopping, and Overwhelming Clutter
A friend will have an opinion about your life, will have a stake in some of your decisions, will need to count on you when she is down. A therapist is able to be available for you and dozens of other clients at the same time, but she cannot welcome her clients into her personal life. … More Why your therapist can’t be your friend – not even on Facebook
Nature has designed us to give and to receive compassion. No one deserves our compassion more than we do ourselves. Compassion and self-compassion can be pathways to relief of suffering. … More Self Compassion – One of Nature’s Gifts
…by asking for help, you are one of the stronger ones. … More Reaching out for help: Why it’s hard, why you should do it anyway
by Emily Kahn-Freedman, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist It’s been a long day and you’ve had another long argument with your spouse. You’ve aired all your grievances and made crystal clear all the ways he has to change. Finally you’ve decided that it’s about time to look for help – marriage counseling might fix the … More Couple Therapy: Are you ready for it?