The most important messages we can convey as parents are promoting a sense of security and the feeling of unconditional love. Positive parenting provides a […]

By |July 18th, 2017|Kids, Parenting, Spotlight on Seniors|0 Comments

Handling Emotions

What does handling emotions really mean?
Some people think it is important to have a stiff upper lip—be stoic—be brave. Some people think coping with emotions […]

By |September 4th, 2016|Depression, Psychotherapy|0 Comments


June 20, 2016 :
I attended a presentation on Marijuana: Myths and Management at the Betty Ford Center, Rancho Mirage, CA.

The presenter, Jan Copeland, Ph.D […]

By |June 26th, 2016|Addiction|0 Comments

Can We Talk? The Psychology of Communication.

Published in the Desert Health News: May-June
Do you struggle to be understood, yet often feel misunderstood? Communication is a basic skill, yet there are some […]

By |June 26th, 2016|Anxiety, Depression, Psychotherapy|0 Comments


On Friday May 20, I attended the 2016 Southern California Regional Play Therapy Conference held in Rancho Cucamonga and sponsored by the California Association for […]

By |June 26th, 2016|Kids, Play Therapy, Psychotherapy|0 Comments


As a member of the Desert Sands Student Advisory Program (SAP), I attended a meeting Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at the Betty Ford Children’s Center […]

By |April 2nd, 2016|Kids|0 Comments

When Children Feel Entitled

Now that the holidays are over, some parents have begun noticing an unanticipated change in their children. Consider how endowed these children were during the […]

By |January 30th, 2016|Depression, Kids, Parenting|0 Comments

It Happens to Boys

What Makes Boys Afraid to Tell About Sexual Abuse?

1. Boys are under the assumption that they should be able to protect themselves. If someone takes advantage […]

By |December 2nd, 2015|Psychotherapy|0 Comments

Frogs and Snails and Mobster Tales

November 14, 2015 Robert Teitelbaum related his experience as a child who grew up among the mob at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences on […]

By |December 2nd, 2015|Addiction|0 Comments

Children’s Program of the Betty Ford Center

Monday October 19, 2015 I attended a luncheon at the Children’s Program of the Betty Ford Center to commemorate significant milestones reached this year along […]

By |December 2nd, 2015|Addiction, Kids|0 Comments