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Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Cory, a veteran police officer, draws his gun just as a bullet whizzes through his hair, grazing his scalp. Emma, a bank employee freezes when a gunman holds her hostage for several hours in the safe room. Anthony, a military officer in Afghanistan, runs through crossfire to retrieve the corpses of his buddies. [...]

Misplaced Memories

You walk into a room, determined to find something. You start rummaging around, opening some drawers, looking on desktops-only to realize you have no idea what you are actually looking for. You leave the room, shaking your head, maybe amused by your absent mindedness or perhaps a little worried. In a couple minutes, hours or [...]

By | 2014-03-08T15:17:26+00:00 February 21st, 2014|Depression, Grief & Loss, Memory, Psychotherapy|0 Comments

Not so happy Holidays

The holiday season is here, and many of us are humming carols and preparing for a perfect celebration. We anticipate happy gift exchanges, good times catching up with family, and general harmony, but all these expectations will inevitably lead to some disappointments. Sometimes there is a past holiday season that seems ideal in our memory [...]

By | 2014-03-08T18:36:37+00:00 December 23rd, 2011|Emotions, Families & Parenting, Grief & Loss|0 Comments

A full life as an Empty-nester

Those feelings of sadness when your children leave home are commonly referred to as empty nest syndrome. Women are often affected by this stage of life, which coincides with menopause and other stressors. When children no longer need consistent attention, many women find themselves having to care for their elderly parents. Children leaving home can [...]

Endless grief

Like many men, Rob didn’t want to talk about his brother’s death, and certainly not to a psychologist. He came to therapy believing that asking for help meant he was either crazy or too weak to solve his own problems. But Rob couldn’t explain his behavior to anyone, least of all to himself. He sat [...]

A Time to Weep and a Time to Dance

During the early 1900s, psychologists began to study the acute emotional distress that follows the loss of a loved one, such as the loss of a spouse or a child’s loss of a parent. They found that the intensity of emotional reactions to loss and death had been largely underestimated, whether the griever was an [...]

By | 2014-03-08T20:23:10+00:00 September 23rd, 2011|Grief & Loss|0 Comments

Loving and leaving

With the holidays approaching, many couples are asking whether they should break off their dead-end relationship now, or stay together through the holidays and end it afterwards. “December is break-up bonanza, at least according to a Facebook survey by David McCandles and Lee Byron, designers who tracked the words “break-up” and “broken up” across 10,000 [...]