The Power of EMDR

Researchers are finding that EMDR is not only used with PTSD but with a wide range of other experientially based clinical complaints.  This has been found with Shapiro’s work (2001) and with her colleagues (Solomon & Shapiro, 2008) as they continue to conduct research.  In the following article in the Journal of EMDR Practice and […]

EMDR and Migraines

EMDR is a powerful tool that I integrate into my private practice.  I have used EMDR for single-incident traumas, long-term trauma, car accidents, phobias, panic attacks, depression, childhood abuse, sexual abuse, addictions, and many other issues and symptoms that clients come seeking relief and support.  Sometimes I am astounded at what is shifted and transformed […]


Bullying is pervasive in schools.  The statics are staggering of how many children experience bullying at school.  Often children stop wanting to go to school, become depressed and even fake being sick to get out of having to return to school. “Schoolyard bullying, combined with the seemingly online universe of hurt, has become part of […]

The Antidepressants Debate

Many of my clients often ask me if they should take antidepressants.  I often suggest that they education themselves by going to their psychiatrist, primary care doctor, and/or naturopathic doctor to really determine what steps they wish to take in regard to medication.  It is my client’s decision ultimately yet I am intrigued by the medical […]

Healthy Kids = Eating Dinner Together

I recently took a flight and picked up Southwest Airlines Spirit Magazine.  Thought I would share some information that I found interesting.   “Studies have shown that kids who eat dinner with their families do better in school, feel more socially connected to their parents, have better peer relationships, and are less likely to try […]

Personal Responsibility in Relationships

Often times, clients come to therapy and complain about their partners.  Although I specifically am not a marriage counselor, the topic of intimate relationships becomes a large part of individual therapy for people.  I really appreciated the comment in an article I read this month in Psychology Today.   “We alone are responsible of having […]

Mental Health and Omega-3s

Omega-3s are essential to your daily diet.  Compared to 50-100 years ago, we get far less Omega-3s than we should and research is finding that mental health conditions including Depression can be greatly helped with adding more into our diets.  To learn more go to OmegaBrite.