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.

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...

How Diet Can Affect Your Child

I decided to stick with the theme of nutrition a little bit longer.  There is a book I came across about a year ago and found very fascinating: What’s Eating My Child?  Kelly Dorfman, 2011. Though the book and also my review of it is really geared towards children, I...

Diet and Mental Health

The purpose of this blog is to share some of the thoughts that inform my practice and to offer some helpful ideas to my clients.  Please feel free to comment.  I welcome the feedback and hope to provide you with information that you find valuable. I must admit to...