Am I on the right medication? How do I know if it is working? These are among the most common questions I get asked by patients. Naturally it stems from people wanting to learn more about their medications, including how they work. I try to set up realistic expectations for medication and of me as…Details
Hungry, angry, lonely, or tired? Taking care of these needs when they arise helps us feel better physically but can also improve mental and emotional wellness. Read Cyndi’s most recent article in GoodTherapy.org entitled, How Are You Feeling? Take a Minute to HALT for Your Health.
Did you know that 1 in 3 teens will meet the diagnosis criteria for Anxiety by the age of 18? Many teens are faced with trying to balance school expectations, get into college, deal with pressures from family and friends, and plan for who they want to become as adults. Often times they are managing…Details
Whether it be the #MeToo, #TimesUp, Black Lives Matter, women’s equality or transgender rights movements, the United States is in a time of rapid social change. In the midst of such high-profile social movements, there may be a subtler social shift happening under the radar – a reduction in the stigma regarding men’s mental health…Details
Check out Cyndi’s most recent article in GoodTherapy.org entitle, Answer to Your Questions About Residential Treatment for Addiction. Considering residential treatment? Helping a loved one explore their options for addiction treatment? These answers to FAQs about rehab may help you decide.Details
The relationship between pets and people is a long and detailed topic to discuss. Our animal companions are with us in a variety of ways. There are the animals that work such as herding livestock, guarding a place, police work, sniffing contraband, guide dogs, therapy animals, the list goes on. Then there are our companion…Details
Check out Cyndi’s most recent article in GoodTherapy.org entitled, What Should I Look for When Seeking Help for Drug or Alcohol Abuse? You’ve decided to seek help for substance abuse, but how do you know where to start looking for help? These considerations can help you find the right support.Details
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The terms “mindfulness” and “meditation” have become such buzzwords in our current culture that one wonders if they are the psychological equivalent of the latest overhyped “lose weight quick” fad. However, mindfulness and meditation’s benefits have been experienced worldwide for at least 3,000 years! While mindfulness and meditation are closely related, I think it’s important…Details
It’s been about a month since you made your New Years resolutions. If you wanted to make some changes to your alcohol consumption, I developed a tool to help you assess your progress. In sessions with my clients, I talk about what I call the Gut Check. It has four main areas to help you…Details