Tell Me Who I Am – Documentary

This is a profoundly moving Netflix documentary about two brothers based on the book Tell Me Who I Am written by Alex and Marcus Lewis, and Joanna Hodgkin.  I am including the official trailer, a review by the Guardian, and a write up from the London Film Festival.  Before watching the documentary, please be advised that it […]

CDC’s Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Study

I wanted to include the CDC’s Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) website.  Although I have written previous blogs on this information, I think returning to this study over and over again can be helpful in really understanding the long-term consequences of adverse experiences in childhood.  I have also included an article from NPR that connects information on how to take […]

‘Tip Of The Iceberg’ — 1 In 16 Women Reports First Sexual Encounter As Rape

Often people ask me about statistics about rape and assault.  Many of my clients when they first come and see me, do not even recognize that experiences they have had in the past are considered an unwanted or nonconsensual encounter.  This is a study that came out in September that I wanted to share that was written […]

Dr Gabor Maté On Childhood Trauma, The Real Cause Of Anxiety And Our ‘Insane’ Culture

Martin Caparrotta interviews Dr. Gabor Maté in this great piece specifically addressing the definition of trauma and how our environment creates anxiety and stress.  Maté discusses how this leads to illness, addiction and many other coping mechanisms to manage trauma.  He is in the process of writing two new books and I thought I would share this interview. Please click […]

Can EMDR Remove Fear & Shame? – Russell Brand & Jameela Jamil

Russell Brand invited Jameela Jamil to his show to discuss her experience with EMDR.  Often times my clients have a hard time describing their experience using EMDR therapeutically.  One of my clients recently sent me this link and for this individual, the way that Jameela articulated her process was very helpful. To see the YouTube video, please click […]

System Speak – Podcast

I wanted to share a podcast that a colleague of mine recently told me about related to Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). Throughout the years, my practice has always focused on working with individuals, couples and families that have experienced trauma.  This includes clients diagnosed with DID.  I am currently listening to System Speak, a podcast by Emma Sunshaw that […]

15 Books All Couples Should Read, According to Marriage Therapists

I just came across this article by Brittany Wong in Huff Post and thought I would share.  I have read 7 out of the 15 books and recently had added Attached by Levine and Heller to my list recently.  Enjoy!   To view the article, please click the link below. 15 Books All Couples Should Read, According to […]

In ‘Respect,’ Everything Your Son Ever Wanted to Know About Sex (but probably won’t ask you)

I recently came across this article about the author Chavez Perez and his book designed for boys concerning sex education. Chavez Perez is a writer and sex educator from Sweden. His new book, “Respect: Everything a Guy Needs to Know About Sex, Love, and Consent” (Penguin Random House) is thorough, refreshing and fun. The “Everything” […]

Russell Brand & Gabor Mate

Russell Brand and & Gabor Mate discuss trauma, addiction, and traumatized world leaders in a fascinating and informative podcast titled “Damaged Leaders Rule The World.” To see the entire podcast, please click the link below. Russell Brand & Gabor Mate – Damaged Leaders Rule The World

Gabor Mate: On Mind Body Unity

This a a great podcast with Dr. Gabor Mate speaking about trauma, attachment, addiction, parenting and so much more. As an author, Dr. Maté has written several bestselling books including the award-winning In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction; When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress; and Scattered Minds: A New Look […]