Four Myths We Used to Believe About the Effects of Childhood Trauma

Every day were are learning more and more about how childhood trauma influences our minds, bodies, and life paths.  The good news is that we do know that with help, childhood trauma can be reversed.  This article explores four myths about childhood trauma. Myth 1: Childhood PTSD is a psychological wound It is neurological and can be […]

Inside a Bully’s Brain

Why do we bully and what leads some kids and adults to bully while others do not?  This new research takes a look a bully’s behavior and the brain. “A significant amount of research has focused on the roles of family and peer networks on aggressive behaviour. This study, together with other recently published findings, […]

Link Between Adolescent Pot Smoking and Psychosis

Is there a link between pot smoking and psychosis in adolescents?  Now that marijuana is legal, researchers have the opportunity to study the short and long-terms impacts on the brain.  The article states, “Marijuana’s potentially detrimental impact on the developing brains of adolescents remains a key focus of research—particularly because of the possibility teenage users could […]

The Power of Stress on the Body

Yes, Stress Really Can Cause Disease. But Don’t Stress. You Can Do Something About it! By Lesley Mcclure “Have you ever envied a friend who looks 20 years younger than their age? How do they do it?  The secret could lie in their telomeres, the tiny caps on the ends of their chromosomes—kind of like the plastic wraps at […]

Who We Are When We Are Not Addicted: The Possible Human – Gabor Maté

Who We Are When We Are Not Addicted: The Possible Human Gabor Maté World renowned physician Gabor Maté offers a perspective on drug addiction and a culture that has created the need to escape.  Dr. Gabor Maté gives us clues as to who we are when we are not addicted. LINK TO VIDEO *Filmed January 9th, […]

Resources for Those in Crisis in Boulder/Colorado:

Colorado registered seventh-highest rate of U.S. suicides in 2014   Below are the resources provided in the article.  Please share. See full article: Resources for those in crisis in Boulder/Colorado: If facing an emergency: Call 911 Mental Health Partners: To request services, 303-443-8500; walk-in center, 3180 Airport Road, Boulder, 303-447-1665 COACT Colorado (statewide crisis hotline): […]

Johann Hari – “Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong”

Johann Hari – “Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong” I recently came across this TED talk by Johann Hari.  His perspective on addition is really important to consider.

National Suicide Prevention Week- Boulder Counseling News Post

BOULDER COUNSELING NEWS POST! It is National Suicide Prevention Week. It is known that “every year, over 800,000 almost people die from suicide; this roughly corresponds to one death every 40 seconds. The number of lives lost each year through suicide exceeds the number of deaths due to homicide and war combined” (Source: I […]

Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent- Boulder Psychotherapy News Post

BOULDER PSYHOTHERAPY NEWS POST! Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent Many parents ask me how much technology time they should allow their children. There is extensive research concerning brain development and exposure to technology that I encourage my parents to research. I grew up in an era where cell phones did not exist. I typed […]

Powerful Addictions TEDx Talk

I work with addictions in my private practice on what seems to be a daily basis. A friend of mine shared a TEDx talk with Dr. Gabor Maté that really validates the experiences of my clients as well as my own tendencies to check out or self-sooth through external stimuli. This is a remarkable talk […]