New Guide to Puberty (Ages 9-13)

I am including this new guide to puberty for kids ages 9-13. The name of the guide is You-ology: A Puberty Guide for Everybody by Dr. Trish Hutchinson, Dr. Melisa Holmes and Dr. Kathyrn Lowe. This was just published this month and is a 150 page guide by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Pien Huang […]

Dopamine Nation – Dr. Lembke

I wanted to include this interview with Dr. Anna Lembke.  She the author of Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence, and is a Stanford Medical School psychiatrist and researcher. This is a fantastic book and I have previously made a post about it. I wanted to include the NPR interview on April 4th […]

Lessons on Love

This is a great article bringing various people together to discuss how to have a lifetime of love in partnership written by Michael Segalov and Eleanor Morgan. I thought I would post it. Here are a few quotes to share from the article: Philippa Perry: ‘Your partner is not responsible for your happiness, you are’ […]

What do I do if my partner will not go to therapy?

I have been asked this question so many times in my office over the years. The Gottman Institute published an article that might be of help. When I am working with someone individually for therapy, my work is to focus on them, not their partner. I often recommend couples therapy to work on issues that […]

Childhood Trauma- Stephanie Foo

I thought this was a really interesting article and thought I would share. Stephanie Foo in The Guardian describes how she unknowingly was living with complex PTSD. She has recently written a book that I have yet to read but is on my list. Her new book is called What My Bones Know: A Memoir […]

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 […]