Licensed psychotherapist in Clarkston, Michigan, helping clients experiencing Anxiety, Depression, Bi‑Polar Disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Also providing Relationship Therapy, Child and Family Therapy, Mindfulness Meditation Training, Assertiveness Training, Anger Management and Domestic Violence Interventions.
Peter Mayer’s song Japanese Bowl (on YouTube) explains this philosophy beautifully.
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I am sharing a blog from Mad in America that offers intriguing insight and research on possible causes of autism being linked to use of electronic screens. Statistics show an exponential increase in the incidence of autism, now called autistic spectrum disorder (ASD),...read more
I read this article about the spoiled children in China that resulted from the one-child policy in the 1980s and 1990s, and I couldn't help but see the comparisons to today’s children in the United States. China’s children were described as “little emperors” who were...read more
Valium, Ativan, Klonopin, Xanax, Ambien, Lunesta. Common names, but -- beware! Take these drugs at your own risk. These are just some of the names of benzodiazepines or benzos, a class of psychiatric drugs that is highly addictive. They have severe withdrawal side...read more
Perfectionism is a common problem and is directly related to feelings of low self-worth or lack of self-acceptance. This article is a very nice summary of how perfectionism arises due to a lack of secure attachment to a parent. What follows is a striving to "fix" the...read more