April 25, 2018

 Crazy.  Lunatic.  Psycho.  It’s embarrassing to admit these are words we use to humiliate and marginalize people living with bipolar disorder.  These are the words that saddle them with shame, time and again.  After every manic episode, they hang their heads as the re...

April 10, 2018

A few days ago, a mom asked me how to help her teens navigate the current landscape of our world.  It’s a fair question, becoming more common daily.  School shootings, cyberbullying, and social media overshadow the world of a high school experience that used to be abou...

April 5, 2018

I had been caring for a patient for 4 years when she learned I had recently become a sex therapist.  I remember when I told her, she grew silent – and staring at me, I could see the wheels turning.  In her eyes were fifty questions she’d always wanted to ask someone ab...

April 1, 2018

In my clinical experience with mothers who have survived postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, the idea of having another child brings both hope and trepidation. Women fear a repeat of a postpartum period filled with worry, exhaustion, guilt and at times despair. I ha...

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