1. 8 Common Financial Mistakes Made During Divorce

    No one imagines they will someday get divorced and when that day comes people hope it can be short, civil, and fair. Unfortunately since during a divorce a family's assets must be untangling from one household and reconfigured into two; short, civil, and fair often quickly deteriorates into extended, contentious, and seemly inequitable.  These financial decisions are complicated and can be color…Read More

  2. Writing a time capsule letter to explain your affair

    Have you been struggling to decide whether or not to tell your partner about a current or former affair? Are you convinced it's probably the right thing to do, but your afraid of the consequences? Have you come close to telling so many times, but in the end you just can't bring yourself to do it? If you are still considering the pros and cons of telling your partner about an infidelity, read here …Read More

  3. Why You Should Be Ready to Confess Your Affair When Asked

    Should you tell your partner about the affair you've had? If you ask a philosophy professor they will likely give you an ethical decision making theory like in this article from Psychology Today. But philosophers work in theory, they don't work with people in crisis. On the other hand, if you ask 100 couples therapists, "Should your client tell their partner about an infidelity or affair?" you mi…Read More

  4. Are you an adult with undiagnosed ADHD?

    This is likely not the first resource you've found listing ADHD symptoms. Perhaps you've already been to WebMD and Wikipedia, we even have on of those more generic and medical symptom based videos on our own site if that would help. We think you've likely already seen those and now you looking for something a little more personal and maybe some guidance on what to do next. Keep in mind, although …Read More

  5. Animal-Assisted Therapy

    Definitions and  Clarification Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) Qualified, certified therapists and health care providers that employ the use of their own animal or another trained animal as a part of a therapeutic treatment plan. Therapy Dogs and Facility Dogs are included into this category. Dogs, like Riley, at our practice would fall into this category. To learn more about how Riley and Dr. Car…Read More

  6. How Effective “Time Outs” Could Save Your Marriage (or Job or Friendships)!

    My husband and I have a pretty good marriage, but when it comes to certain topics we seem to go from 0-60 in nothing flat, every time. Before we can get to the heart of the matter he's saying, "I can't talk with you about this right now." Or "You're just being irrational." Or even, "I'm tired (or I've had a long day at work), can we talk about this later?" But later never comes and I feel like I'm…Read More

  7. When Your Spouse Says They’re Not In Love with You Anymore

    Q: Around Thanksgiving my wife told me she is not in love with me anymore and that she wanted a divorce.  I told her we needed to get through the holidays and I asked her to try to put it out of her mind until the New Year.  I hoped we could make the holidays special and she would forget about it. It didn't happen. In the last couple months I've tried hard to "woo" her back. I've sent her texts…Read More

  8. When ADHD Makes Homework Time Hell

    I cannot get my child to focus on school work. I have tried helping him myself throughout the school year, but he is always distracted with something and cannot sit still for even five minutes. He was recently diagnosed with ADHD and I’m starting to think that label is taking over his school life and impact his motivation and confidence. How can I best support him and help him to learn to focus?…Read More

  9. 6 Tips For When Your Spouse Won’t Go To Therapy With You

    As I look at the start of 2017, I want to see my marriage improve, but my husband doesn't seem to be willing to do much on his end.  He won't go to therapy and he says he's tired of "talking about it all the time."  What can I do on my own that might make things better?  Everything I seem to try gets resentful pushback.  What am I doing wrong? Of course it's impossible to say what if anything …Read More

  10. When Your Family Is a Bunch of Scrooges

    Q: It's early December and as usual I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the things I needs to get done; school parties, work parties, neighborhood parties, gift shopping, family travel, and decorating the house before we go away for the holiday. It's too much! Worse yet I can't seem to get anyone to help. My husband and kids are full of excuses why they aren't able to assist and when those excus…Read More