Psychotherapy Archive

Listen to your Heart

By Deborah J. Neisen, L.C.S.W. When you go for a medical check-up, the doctor listens to your heart with a stethoscope.  Emotional health and physical health go hand in hand. (In Chinese medicine, the heart is known as “shen,” which rules mental and creative functions.)  We sometimes try to ignore emotional pain and distress.  Pain […]

Viewing Your Child’s Functioning from a New Parenting Perspective

The beginning of the new school term is an opportunity to evaluate how your child is functioning in the important arenas of their life.  When a child is demonstrating problems at home or school, or not reaching their potential in school or activities, the solutions are typically not clear or simple.  A child’s functioning is […]