Are You an Internet Addict?

Like all other addictive behavior, internet addiction disorders can disrupt one’s life to the extent that personal relationships, job performance, and social behavior are negatively impacted. Since internet usage plays such a large part in our lives today, it can be difficult to segregate legitimate business and personal use from addictive behavior. And, similar to other types of addictive … [Read more...]

Are You Caught in the Internet Pornography Epidemic?

Does Internet pornography play a significant role in your life or the life of someone you care about?  Do you find yourself drawn to it, especially in times of stress?  Does it become a preferred activity as opposed to human contact?  Is it affecting your relationship or marriage? Does it threaten your relationship or marriage?  I'm finding more and more people are contacting me for professional … [Read more...]

The Power of the Cyber Post

Hiding behind computer screens or phones.   Cyber bullying is becoming a phenomenon spreading around the world.  I was recently asked to discuss the issue by a very helpful and informative organization called “ No Bullying ”.   I always find the dynamics of texting, on-line posts and emailing new and interesting. Of particular note is the depth of the emotional impact that a … [Read more...]

Sexual Addiction

When sex takes over   Are you or someone you know consumed by internet addiction disorders such as pornography, provocative “sexting” or other sexual urges too often satisfied in secretive ways that make you feel guilty, embarrassed or even shameful afterwards?   Do you find yourself cheating on your partner for reasons you may not know or just can’t understand?  Is it even harder … [Read more...]

Therapeutic Divorce Mediation – An Alternative to A Messy Divorce

Divorce is a life-changing event and, according to the Holmes and Rahe stress scale, the second most stressful event in the life of an adult.  The phrase “I’ll see you in court” can conjure up visions of endless arguments, custody battles, and trips to court turning even the most mild-mannered individual into an anxiety-ridden sociopath! Think about it for a minute.  When you go to your … [Read more...]

The Aftermath of a Shared Trauma

Hurricane Sandy was a shared trauma which affected millions throughout the region.  Many had their lives disrupted by loss of loved ones, their homes and their livelihood.  Most of us saw the devastation hour after hour, day after day on television, on line and in the newspapers. WE saw the suffering of  others and feared for the safety of those we care about as well as our own. With the … [Read more...]

Psychotherapy – The Courage to Redefine

In using the term "Courage", there is a recognition that any process of emotional growth often takes courage on the part of an individual truly engaged in the process.  Courage is sometimes required to see and do things in new ways, to proceed differently and challenge ingrained beliefs about ourselves and others in the change process.  Courage is also needed to engage in psychotherapy, if … [Read more...]