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Power and Control in Intimate Partner Violence

Power and Control in Intimate Partner Violence

As a therapist specializing in the treatment of trauma and PTSD, I have worked with many survivors of domestic violence (DV) and intimate partner violence (IPV) who come into my office unsure of the abuse that is present. I hear a lot “Well he hasn’t hit...

Eating Disorder Myths

Eating Disorder Myths

Despite the prevalence and serious nature of eating disorders, many individuals hold myths surrounding their diagnosis, occurrence, and treatment.  Such misconceptions can be dangerous for individuals who are in dire need of help but feel that they do not...

Rewiring the Traumatized Brain

Rewiring the Traumatized Brain

After a recent training with Dr. Bessel van der Kolk based on his book “The Body Keeps the Score”, I walked away with several take-a-ways. His training reinforced to a greater extent, the science behind attachment and trauma. One study suggested that a...

Do I Have an Eating Disorder?

Do I Have an Eating Disorder?

Often times, recognizing whether you may have an eating disorder or certain disordered eating features can be a challenge. The thoughts, feelings, and behaviors accompanying an eating disorder can become so routine and natural for the person experiencing...

Exercise in Eating Disorder Recovery

Exercise in Eating Disorder Recovery

Many individuals who struggle with disordered eating and body image dissatisfaction exhibit an unhealthy relationship with exercise. In such cases, exercise may become an obligation that must be fulfilled at any cost, which may ultimately lead to physical...

Trauma & Attachment

Trauma & Attachment

As a therapist specializing in the treatment of trauma and PTSD, one concept I became acutely familiar with in my training and in my work with patients is the idea of attachment. I remember having a mentor who shared with me once that the most important...

Fighting Fair In Relationships

Fighting Fair In Relationships

As a psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of trauma and Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), I often work with patients who have suffered ongoing trauma which has affected their ability to have healthy and fulfilling relationships. When I work...

Intimacy After Trauma

Intimacy After Trauma

In my work as a psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of trauma and PTSD, I have worked with many who struggle with ongoing issues of intimacy and vulnerability in relationships. Often when we have a history of being hurt, whether by a former...

The Secrets to Better Sex As You Get Older

The Secrets to Better Sex As You Get Older

For many happy couples, sex doesn’t stop when they get older. In fact, in many cases, sex can get even better. By the time you are in your 50’s or 60’s, you may be much more attuned to your erotic blueprint, as well as much more confident in your own...

Discovering Your Erotic Blueprint

Discovering Your Erotic Blueprint

Just as all of us have unique fingerprints that identify who we are, we also all have erotic blueprints that identify our sexual behaviors, fantasies and preferences. And just like every fingerprint is unique, so is every erotic blueprint. Instead of...

Why Don’t Therapists Give Advice?

Why Don’t Therapists Give Advice?

  There are dozens of life coaches you can find every day on social media, talk shows, and podcasts. These paraprofessionals, who often have no credentials, are always ready to give us advice. They want to tell us what is getting in the way of us living...

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