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Adult ADHD

Are you an adult who wonders if you have ADHD? All of us have moments when we procrastinate, feel distracted, unmotivated, and forgetful. When does it become problematic? How do you know if what you are experiencing is actually adult ADHD (Adult Attention Hyperactivity Disorder)? [...]

By |2020-10-07T17:58:36+00:00October 7th, 2020|Categories: ADHD|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Adult ADHD

From the Desert Sun: Bread Rising in Popularity During COVID-19 Blues

Bill Marchese Special to The Desert Sun Harry Fialkov of Palm Springs said he used his bread-making machine about two times in the past two years. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, the machine is a constant companion in his kitchen. He expanded his bread-making repertoire to include [...]

By |2020-09-09T16:16:58+00:00September 9th, 2020|Categories: Depression|Tags: , |Comments Off on From the Desert Sun: Bread Rising in Popularity During COVID-19 Blues

Have Anger-Will Travel

The Affects of Anger HAVE ANGER – WILL TRAVEL means that anger affects us and those around us both physically and emotionally. Whether you are the person experiencing and acting on your anger or you are simply in the room with an angry person, you [...]

By |2020-08-19T20:24:35+00:00August 19th, 2020|Categories: Psychological Disorders|Tags: , |Comments Off on Have Anger-Will Travel

Stressed or Anxious?

“I’m so stressed!” is a pretty common statement - especially these days. But what do we mean by stress? Is there such a thing as good stress? Between the pace of modern life and extra complications, feeling stress and anxiety may seem like our new [...]

By |2020-08-19T00:57:45+00:00July 21st, 2020|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Children and Screen Time – How Much Is Too Much?

During the Coronavirus Pandemic, parents are trying to figure out how much screen time children should be using while at home. According to the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, children 8-12 years old average almost 6 hours of screen time a day and [...]

How to Combat Isolation During Coronavirus

I like to think that out of adversity, we can create positives—whether more family time, quiet time, going outdoors, being creative. Practicing good hygiene and social distancing are ways we can feel proactive in response to health concerns as severe as COVID-19 or simply the common [...]

By |2020-06-25T13:30:06+00:00May 8th, 2020|Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Parenting|Tags: , |0 Comments

MARIJUANA:  MYTHS AND MANAGEMENT

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. from South Wales, Australia, related a variety of statistics, including that in the United States marijuana, is used more [...]

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 subtle nuances that can raise your odds for success. There are three basic concepts to regard for effective communication: What [...]

By |2020-06-26T17:19:03+00:00June 26th, 2016|Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Relationship|Tags: , , |0 Comments

USING PLAY THERAPY WITH TEENS

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 Play Therapy. Holly Willard, LCSW, RPT-S, presented a workshop entitled:  Not Just Child’s Play: Using Play therapy with Teens. The concept [...]

By |2020-06-25T13:42:53+00:00June 26th, 2016|Categories: Children, Relationship, Teens|Tags: , , |0 Comments