Appearance on Holistic Paths to Wellness

Dr. Serena Wadhwa is one of the co-hosts of Holistic Paths to Wellness a local radio show on Radio Pani Poori. She invited me to speak with her about my work as a therapist as well as my work in Tavistock, a method of studying group dynamics. Here is the full audio of...

Evanston Office Space

Here are some photos of my Evanston office.  Click on a picture and you will get a gallery...

New Certification

As of April 4, 2016 I completed the A.K.Rice Institute Training and Certification Program. This means that I am now a fully authorized consultant for Tavistock style group relations conferences sponsored by the A.K.Rice Institute. What does that mean and how does it...

Group Psychotherapy

While individual therapy is very powerful and important, I have long held the impression that group therapy can be even more effective than individual work. Now research is beginning to confirm my instincts. The New York Times reported on an article published in the...

Research on Happiness and Gratitude

It can be hard to remember all the research results you read about.   The following video is an attempt at bringing psychological research to life.  It demonstrates how beneficial it can be to express gratitude and makes the research data more tangible.  Interestingly...

Relationships and Addiction

 The Relational Roots of Addiction is a Psychology Today blog entry that  very much reflects how I like to think about addiction.  It takes a look at how relationships help regulate emotions and ideally teach a healthy way to cope with difficult feelings at an early...

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Here is a post by a colleague, Max Belkin, a fourth year candidate at the William Alanson White Institute in New York, that I really enjoyed.  It very much reflects the way I think about intimacy and couples.  I like the frankness with which it discusses anger as a...

Is Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Useful?

Every once in a while I come across a tidbit relating to psychodynamic psychotherapy in popular mass media.  More often than not there is a questioning or even critical attitude expressed toward psychodynamic work, and this negative commentary is usually paired with a...

Coping With Pain.

In light of last Friday’s mass shooting incident I decided to share some thoughts and suggested readings on how to deal with the emotional pain we may feel as a result of the shooting, but also might be experiencing due to other life events. The mass shooting incident...