The Link Between Teen Depression and Addiction

Being a teenager is hard. Depression is also hard. But to simultaneously navigate depression and the challenges of being a teen can spiral from hard to overwhelming, and many teenagers turn to drug use to cope with painful feelings if…

What Does Psychology Have to Do With Weight Loss?

New year. New goals. A fresh start. We often start a new year inspired with goals to practice healthy habits and lose weight. Yet how often have your diet plans felt sabotaged? You start a diet and exercise program that…

Self-Forgiveness. The New Year’s Resolution you didn’t know you needed (but you do)

Every parent that walks into my office asks a variant of the same question: “My child is working on getting well. I would like to know how to help them, can you teach me how to better help them with…

Why Substance Abuse Counseling is Effective

Substance abuse can be devastating. Anyone suffering from substance abuse or who loves someone suffering from substance abuse would agree. At least one in ten people in America suffer from substance abuse. That’s more than 20 million people – not…

5 Ways to Remember a Loved One: Grief During the Holidays

The holiday season arrives with memories of family, friends, good food, traditions, and generous giving. No wonder it’s called “the most wonderful time of the year.” But when you’re grieving the loss of a loved one, the holidays can magnify…

5 Psychological Benefits of Gratitude

“Gratitude is literally one of the few things that can measurably change peoples’ lives.” This powerful quote by Robert Emmons, Ph.D., is not only inspiring, but research backs it up. In America, we often think about gratitude more as Thanksgiving…