January 1, 2016

It’s time to say good-bye to 2015!  Often the start of a new year prompts reflection, and the setting of resolutions – usually things we want to change about ourselves or our habits to be “better”.  While this can be a positive thing, and setting realistic goals for ou...

October 10, 2015

One of the wonderful things about my job as a psychotherapist is that I learn from my clients all the time and they are always inspiring me and sharing great ideas for coping and resilience. This past week a client was talking about some ideas for fostering self-compas...

September 14, 2014

I returned home from the 10 Day Vipassana Meditation course this past Sunday. Its taken me awhile to digest all that I learned and experienced over these 10 days of complete silence, reflection, and meditation and I am sure I will continue to digest things and realize...

August 14, 2014

 This afternoon I am on my way to Pecotonica, IL for my first extended meditation retreat. The retreat is a 10 day experience where you commit to observing noble silence with your fellow students for the first 9 days, and meditate for a total of 10 hours per day inters...

May 4, 2013

I just attended 4 day intensive training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) this past week that was hosted by my DBT Team at The Family Institute. It was absolutely incredible! For those of you who are unfamiliar with DBT, it is a model of psychotherapy that combi...

October 10, 2012

Today is World Mental Health Day, and the theme of this year’s day of awareness is Depression and its impact globally on the lives of people. The goal of the day is to raise public awareness about signs and symptoms of depression, but also to put forth ideas about how...

September 15, 2012

This September has been like “back to school” for me for the first time in literally a decade! I started a new position as a staff therapist at The Family Institute at Northwestern on the Tuesday after Labor Day complete with new supplies (no ruler or calculator this t...

August 12, 2012

 I hope you are all enjoying these last few weeks of summer! I have been going through many changes these last few months, and will be announcing a change in my practice coming up in September on my web site this week!

Meanwhile, I was looking at my Twitter feed this mo...

July 4, 2012

 Happy Independence Day I hope you are all enjoying the summer so far! So, I’ve had this blog post in the hopper for a few weeks. My husband is really into stand-up comedy, so I usually go with him to see different shows or comedy festivals. Most recently we went to th...

April 29, 2012

I just returned from a long weekend in NYC where I attended a conference entitled Women and Happiness: The Give and Take of Joy. I was inspired to go by a few things. If you read my blog, then you know that I am in the midst of career shift that has required me (and co...

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