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What is a Psychoeducational Assessment?

In my work with children and families, academic challenges are often a topic of discussion or concern. From time to time, I recommend a family get a psychoeducational assessment from a trained psychologist. I asked my colleague and friend Virginia Lindahl, PhD, a licensed psychologist, to […]
By |April 13th, 2015|Children|Comments Off on What is a Psychoeducational Assessment?

HOW Do I Change My Brain? – Relieving Anxiety and Depression

In a previous post I discussed the new information we’ve learned in the past decade about neuroplasticity and the hope it provides those who are struggling with anxiety and depression. So, now that we understand why our […]
By |April 6th, 2015|Anxiety and Stress|Comments Off on HOW Do I Change My Brain? – Relieving Anxiety and Depression

Are We REALLY Connecting in our Relationships?

I recently came across this animated edition of Sherry Turkle’s Ted Talk – Connected – But Alone. It resonated with me as I think about how we receive and interpret messages about love, relationships, connection and […]
By |March 30th, 2015|Relationships|Comments Off on Are We REALLY Connecting in our Relationships?

Change Your Brain – Relieve Anxiety and Depression

I have discussed before the greater understanding of brain function being acquired with new technologies like Functional MRIs and other methods of brain mapping. These technologies are giving us […]
By |March 23rd, 2015|Mindfulness|Comments Off on Change Your Brain – Relieve Anxiety and Depression

New Workshop Offering – Help for Compassion Fatigue

I am proud to announce that I will be offering an 1 1/2 hour workshop with my friend and colleague Krista Hummer on Tuesday, April 21st at 7:00 PM. This workshop will offer a highlight of the stress-relief […]
By |March 23rd, 2015|Anxiety and Stress, Groups, Mindfulness|Comments Off on New Workshop Offering – Help for Compassion Fatigue

Social Skills Group for 4-5 Year Olds

Back by popular demand, I will be offering my Social Skills/Friendship group beginning in April. If you know of any 4-5 year olds needing to practice making and keeping friends or learning how be more flexible, this group could help.  
By |March 20th, 2015|Children, Groups|Comments Off on Social Skills Group for 4-5 Year Olds

Growing Empathy

  If you are not familiar with the work of Brene Brown, I would encourage you to check out her research. She is a shame and vulnerability researcher who has written a number of helpful books including, Daring Greatly and I Thought It Was Just Me (but […]
By |March 16th, 2015|Relationships|Comments Off on Growing Empathy

Another Way to Stay in Touch – Email newsletter

Who doesn’t love getting mail? If you would like to receive the latest news and updates about my posts and the latest happenings in my practice, consider subscribing to my newly designed email newsletter. You may subscribe […]
By |March 6th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Another Way to Stay in Touch – Email newsletter

Help for Compassion Fatigue

Find relief from Compassion Fatigue * I feel like there’s not enough me to go around. * I’m so exhausted all the time! * I take care of everyone else, but no one is taking care of me. If any of these statements ring true, you may be suffering from compassion […]
By |March 6th, 2015|Groups|Comments Off on Help for Compassion Fatigue

Stress Relief in Old Town – Food for Thought

I really love my location in Old Town, Alexandria. The history, the culture, the people are wonderful. And those people? They are stressed, overworked, tired, exhausted. And those emotions take a toll on relationships as well. In an effort to bring some stress relief, I’ve developed a group for 20-40 year […]
By |March 4th, 2015|Groups, Work|Comments Off on Stress Relief in Old Town – Food for Thought