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

Portrait of a Child with Bipolar Disorder

Some parents question whether their child might have Bipolar Disorder. He has moments of being affectionate, then suddenly he transformed to being mean-spirited. Portrait of a Child with Bipolar Disorder Parents brought their ten-year-old son Charlie for therapy. They described his sleepless nights, endless energy, and [...]

By |2020-06-26T17:49:01+00:00October 15th, 2015|Categories: Bipolar Disorder, Children, Teens|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Little Things That Matter

Have you ever felt that life was so busy, that it was hard to find time to enjoy the little things in life that truly matter? It is never too late to learn about balance and how to prioritize your values. [...]

By |2020-06-26T17:52:53+00:00September 24th, 2015|Categories: Children, Depression, Parenting|Tags: , , |0 Comments

TAKING THE RISK

Take the risk to learn about the magic that’s in your heart. Believe in yourself and become aware that you can do what you really want to do. Cereta Perry, PhD 1988 Sometimes we feel consumed by inner thoughts that question our abilities. We feel blocked [...]

By |2020-06-25T14:24:46+00:00September 23rd, 2015|Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Teens|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

BACK TO SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN WITH ADHD

Back to school emotions tend to exacerbate psychological problems. Anxiety, depression, and excitement are intertwined. Imagine students with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) with all these emotions. What might be visible is ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder), irritability, bullying, negative self-esteem, and social issues. This would compound [...]

Depression

Everyone feels sad, blue or down-in-the-dumps on occasion. You may even feel “depressed”. However, diagnosable depression is much more intense and interferes with your daily living. Feeling hopeless and helpless are strong indicators of clinical depression. Ask yourself whether your current down mood is a normal [...]