What is Psychiatric Medication Management?

What is Psychiatric Medication Management?

Many psychiatric disorders will require a two-pronged approach for successful treatment: medication combined with therapy or counseling. A psychiatrist can prescribe medication to help with anything from ADHD to anxiety to depression. Medication management is a vital...
Are We Too Fragile for Conflict?

Are We Too Fragile for Conflict?

I have to laugh at some of the new proposed laws popping up around the country – in one state, lawmakers are trying to outlaw swings at playgrounds because they’re dangerous. In another, children were nearly banned without an adult because they could fall...
How Much of Your Happiness Do You Control?

How Much of Your Happiness Do You Control?

I’ve written a lot about happiness in the past – how to find it, how to keep it, and who has the most of it. But, I’ve rarely written about the happiness “breakdown.” Until now. When I’m feeling down and wondering “why”...
Who’s Your “Sphere of Influence”?

Who’s Your “Sphere of Influence”?

When clients come to me in distress about their relationships (which is nearly universal, whether I’m doing individual or couples therapy), one of my first “go-to” conversations is about his/her “sphere of influence.” By that, I mean...
Just Take a Second…

Just Take a Second…

Have you ever gotten so familiar with someone that you can read your partner’s mood in a split-second? Turns out, there’s actual science behind that. According to the latest research, it only takes about 2/100 of a second for us to register facial...
Trade-Up Or Trade-Down?

Trade-Up Or Trade-Down?

What better time than a new year to talk about problems?! Sure, it’s not the most comfortable topic for most. But, I’m on a one-woman mission to change that. More specifically, it’s important to note that we ALL have problems–some more than...