Category: Mental Health

How to Stay Sane during the Coronavirus Pandemic

March 30, 2020
Published in the April 2020 Edition of the Women’s Lifestyle Magazine. I’ll just say it: we all feel a little crazy right now! The central challenge? How to stay grounded...

How to Survive a Quarantine in the Age of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 21, 2020
As a psychotherapist, one of my central approaches to helping others is the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. This approach is founded on challenging distorted thoughts that tend to foster...

How to Make a Decision

July 22, 2019
As published in in The Women’s Lifestyle Magazine of Greater Kalamazoo, July 2019 Edition. Life can be hard and hindsight always seems 20/20. So, how should one make a decision,...

Understanding Being Transgender: What to Know and What to Do

June 3, 2019
June is National Pride Month! So, I figured I would start the month off with some pride talking about a topic that has been getting a lot of press lately:...

Nutrition and Mental Health: The Essential Missing Link

February 25, 2019
As published in in The Women’s Lifestyle Magazine of Greater Kalamazoo, March 2019 Edition. Did you know?: The “Minnesota Starvation Experiment” in the 1950s found that mental health symptoms (e.g....

Understanding Grief: The Five Stages

August 6, 2018
[As printed in The Women’s Lifestyle Magazine of Greater Kalamazoo, July 2018 Edition] It would be nice if life was made only of blissful moments. However, we all know that...

How to Quiet the Bully in your Head

February 22, 2018
[Published in Natural Awakening’s magazine, November 2017 edition.] How often do you find yourself getting caught up in a spiral of negative thinking? “Shame on me!”, “I cannot believe I...

Beating the ‘Winter Blues”

August 9, 2017
[As printed in The Women’s LifeStyle Magazine of Greater Kalamazoo, August 2017 Edition] An Introduction to the “Winter Blues” I hate to break it to you, but winter is coming....

Should I Take Medication?: The Mental Health Dilemma

May 15, 2017
[Published in Natural Awakening’s magazine, May 2017 edition.] As a holistic therapist, this is the question I get most often. To me, being holistic means looking at the whole picture...

What is Anxiety?: Making Friends with the “Fear Spiral”

April 17, 2017
The Wisdom of President Roosevelt Franklin D. Roosevelt famously stated about the political climate in the 1930s that “We have nothing to fear but fear itself”. At the time, he...
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