How to Manage Anger in Relationships

Check out “The Dark Side of Anger: Every Couple Should Know” by Roberta Navarra, Psy.D., an article about how to manage anger when it surfaces in relationship. I have included four strategies that Dr. Navarra wrote about in his article. Please click the links below for the full article. STRATEGIES TO HANDLE FLOODING “When you […]

Emotional Neglect

I came across a great article in Psychology Today on Emotional Neglect. The article is called “8 Signs of Emotional Neglect in a Family” by Jonice Webb, PhD. The impact of neglect in families is often underestimate and may not be viewed as traumatizing to a child. Please click the link below to see the […]

COVID, Suicide and Teenagers

I wanted to share this article about teenagers and the increased risk of suicide due to COVID.  The article is called, “A Teenager was a Suicide Risk – and Then the Pandemic Happened” by Jason Cherkis at The Guardian. Please click the link below to see the full article. “In a national survey of parents, […]

The Gift – Dr. Edith Eger

I just finished reading The Gift: A Survivor’s Journey to Freedom by Dr. Edith Eger. This is a fantastic book and I plan to also read “The Choice,” another book she wrote. She survived the holocaust and went on to become a psychologist, write books, and speak all over the world. I have included her […]

Scared Selfless – Michelle Stevens, PhD

This is an amazing book that a colleague recommended. It is called Scared Selfless: My Journey from Abuse and Madness to Surviving and Thriving, a memoir by Michelle Stevens, PhD. Dr. Stevens discusses trauma, PTSD, Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and so much more. Please check out this fantastic book. Dr. Stevens writes about her extensive […]

Ellen Lacter, PhD – Ritual Abuse & Dissociation

Ellen P. Lacter, PhD specializes in ritualistic abuse. I wanted to share some of the resources she provides on her website. End Ritual Abuse She has written some great articles and included resources on her website. Here is a list and links to some of her recent articles: Helping Survivors Who Have Been Coerced to […]

Gender-Affirmative Therapy

I came across and article titled Gender-Affirmative Therapy for Kids: What Parents Need to Know by Margaret Nichols, PhD in the section – In Consultation of Psychotherapy Networker. For the last 30 years, Dr. Nichols has worked with transgender clients. This is the write up for Dr. Nichols: “Margaret Nichols, PhD, is a psychologist, AASECT-certified sex therapy […]

Gender Identity Terms Defined

I came across this article by Laurel Wamsley and NPR. Laurel goes through a glossary of gender identity terms with the help of GLADD and other organizations. I thought I would share. Some of the terms they define include sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, cisgender or cis, transgender or trans, nonbinary, gender, gender-expansive, and […]

Trans Awareness Week

It was Trans Awareness Week this past week! I have included a number of local and national and resources. Please click the links below for more information. Local Resources Pride Center of Vermont OutRight Vermont UVM Prism Center Prism Center UVM Transgender Resources UVM – Transgender Resources Planned Parenthood – Vermont Planned Parenthood Vermont […]

Raised On Porn – Documentary

I wanted to share this documentary that I came across this fall and wanted to share. The documentary is called Raised on Porn: The New Sex ED and was produced in September. I appreciate the discussion about dopamine and the mechanisms of access, exposure and addiction. All children and/or young adults will be exposed to porn […]