Should I Have My Child Tested Privately?

An IEE is an independent educational evaluation done by a professional psychologist who does not work for your child’s school. A parent may want their child tested independently to get an objective professional assessment of their child’s achievement, intelligence,...

The Stages of Change

According to the research of James O. Prochaska, Ph.D. & Carlo C. DiClemente, Ph.D. there are 6 stages of change. Their research helped many Americans quit smoking, recognizing that change is a process that has an emotional component, not just a...

Recommended Reading

RECOMMENDED READING For Cognitive Behavior Therapy If you are interested in doing CBT on your own, there is an excellent resource in Dennis Greenberger and Christine Padesky’s work book, Mind Over Mood, Second Edition: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You...

What If My Partner Won’t Come To Therapy?

Often prospective clients call to say that their partner refuses to come to couples therapy and want advice about what to do. I suggest that they start the process of therapy individually. The first stage of therapy is assessment. So, you would come in and present the...

Effective Communication for Couples

Some things are worth arguing about! Arguing is a common and sometimes effective form of communication if the negativity between the individuals is managed. Constant arguing is tiresome and exhausting, especially when it is unproductive and neither gets their point...

Is Your Sexual Life Less Than Satisfying?

Often, when couples are in conflict, sex is usually the first thing to go; and, by the way, it is the last thing to return as you begin the process of repair. Couples frequently complain that sex is too infrequent, seldom initiated by their partner, one’s drive is...