Managing Loss & Transitions

Your Nest is Empty…Now What?

After all of those years of carpooling, extracurricular activities, sports events, trekking to school meetings, assorted lessons and weekly playdates, Michelle’s kiddies were launched. First college and now they both … Read more

The Nest is Empty…Now What?

When the last child is about to leave home—or he or she has already moved you—you might experience some mixed emotions. ‘Empty nest syndrome’ isn’t a clinical diagnosis, but it … Read more

Anxiety, Panic Attacks and Heart Attacks

Anxiety and depression are the hallmark feelings that bring people into therapy. They typically mask deeper emotions that we wish to avoid or dare not feel, such as anger, shame, fear, vulnerability or guilt. Panic attacks can also mask strong emotional symptoms AND they can also be misread as being a heart attack. What important to note is that heart attacks are the number one cause of death in women in the United State—so always check it out when you experience symptoms

Managing Guilt

People often see me because of their struggles with stress that can show itself as anxiety, depression, irritability, frustration, or guilt. Guilt is a big problem for so many of us juggling work, family, and self-care and these competing demands often feel daunting. It’s impossible to feel good about it all at once.