thoughts & Feelings

June 12, 2020

Racist is a direct word. It calls out reality in communities, institutions and people. It is not an easy word to use, as it  elicits defense and denial. It is often proceeded by the words "I'm not" and the word "but" often follows. Racist is a noun referring to a perso...

May 22, 2020

It is a lament, a feeling, a crossing of fingers. However the wish is made to return to normal after the experience of loss, sudden change to work, school. contact with friends and family, it is a wish for something past. Pandemic has changed our world. We drive less,...

April 9, 2019

Resilient couples inspire me...they also forget how to use therapy

November 30, 2018

Sometimes there is no victim present in a trauma survivor. Someone may take the “others had it worse” approach or the “I got over it" view point. Why come to therapy then? Well because of the continuing struggle with relationships, responsibilities, anxiety and anger....

September 10, 2018

Sometimes I am fighting boredom. I know this is a signal that the person is not present or engaged. I reach out, asking for a detail or wonder out loud how he is feeling in that moment. These usually go ignored. I retreat a little myself, letting my mind wander. This i...

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