Happy New Year everyone! One of my resolutions for this year is to create a regular, ongoing digest of what happens behind the scenes in a day in the life of a therapist. I will share my personal thoughts about sessions, mental health subjects or experiences that I encounter. I hope you will enjoy this

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The response to last week’s session notes blew me away! Thank you to everyone who took the time to send me a note, asked me to add someone and for those who forwarded it. I also had requests for topics, so as they come up, I will write about them. Until then, let’s dive into

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Friendships and bullying are regular topics that I discuss with kids from third grade and up. It is amazing how young it starts with kids feeling left out, mistreated and like no one likes them. I hope you will learn something from this case and thank you all again for your incredibly kind words of

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This week was one filled with headlines about scores of girls who were sexually abused by their team doctor sometimes with their parents present in the room. These stories are not exceptions, they are harsh realities we all live with but don’t like to talk about. So, today I thought I would share my experience

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Besides treating anxiety, working with families as they navigate divorce is what I do most. It is a challenging reality of today’s families but believe it or not there are ways to go through the process in a way that maximizes your child’s ability to cope and manage it better and in a way that

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Thank you for your continued notes of appreciation for this weekly digest on what’s happening in my practice. One of the goals with this is for us all to learn from one another- you are not alone, your kid is not the only one, and there is much we can do to support one another

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Welcome to week 7 of my notes from the couch. This week I am turning the table on myself and giving you a behind the scenes look at how I manage to run my practice, life, self-care and writing all while raising three kids! I have decided to write about this because it is a

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Over the past week, I have read two articles about entitlement. It seems to be a concern for upper middle-class families who are very fortunate in life but don’t want their kids to take for granted all that they have. So, this week I have decided to think about clients of mine who do have

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The past two months I have been hearing about a popular trend in middle and high school aged students called “juling” also referred to by it’s brand name “Juuling.” I am just catching on to what this means so I thought I would share it with all of you parents so you can also be

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This week’s topic is inspired by the housing market, upcoming moves to new schools, new homes and new teams. Stay tuned for the “change” theme with spring as we anticipate graduations and moving on to middle and high school as well as college. In my work, the seasons bring about themes so my intention is

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