In: Anger

Avoiding Heartbreak in a Relationship
November 18, 2016

An attractive, intelligent young woman asked me, “Why can’t he show me any love, what is wrong with me?” The two of…

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It Takes Two to Fight
September 21, 2016

“I just can’t believe what my mother told me on the phone, she said I was a bad mother, can you…

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Controlling Crazy Behavior
October 8, 2015

A young man came in and wanted to talk about his friend with bipolar, who, when he gets manic, can become uncontrollable….

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Through the door 1 – Therapy needed
December 15, 2014

A few years back and I am living in Paris with my Irish wife who works for a large International think-tank based…

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Digital noise – don’t you just love it?
October 23, 2014

Digital noise: phone chatter, loud music cross-talk, the incessant tip-tapping of keyboards, the beeps, bongs and rings of text messages and horrible…

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Law of Attraction – Creating a Hostile World
October 16, 2014

The law of attraction is the belief that “like attracts like.” Focusing on positive or negative thoughts can bring about positive or negative…

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Irritability and Coming Home from Work
May 21, 2014

I feel bad about it but at the end of the day I end up in a fight with my husband….

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Men Get Mad Not Sad
September 5, 2013

There are hundreds of papers written about why it is that women have a much higher rate of depression than men….

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Pay Attention
August 21, 2013

We need to be noticed and attended to. It is one of the most important psychological needs we have. For several…

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Emotion Regulation and Bipolar
August 18, 2013

Researchers from the University of Mannheim investigated brain activity in people at increased risk of bipolar disorder to see if there…

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Leaving War Behind
July 16, 2013

I spent many sessions working with a successful entrepreneur to try to help him cope better with stress and depression. His…

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The Big Fight
April 25, 2013

How is it that so many couples end up having knock down, drag out fights?  How can seemingly rational people end…

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Creative Tension
March 10, 2013

I was inspired to write today’s post after watching a video sent out by a colleague as her “Valentine’s Day gift”…

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A Protest
March 6, 2013

So many of us have to deal with things that are not fair – depression, unsupporting spouses, financial reversals, weight gain,…

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Hot Button Issues in a Relationship
March 6, 2013

Dealing with a partner with emotional or psychological issues is tricky. We spent some time today trying to figure out an…

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Tripolar Disorder
February 8, 2013

For a long time I have been trying to figure out how to convey to the people I work with the…

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What’s the Hurry
November 20, 2012

It’s been a very busy week for mental health professionals in the Bay Area. The holidays are ramping up. And it…

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Anger and Change: “It’s Wrong” Mentality
November 15, 2012

Anger and Change: “It is just wrong, I can’t accept it, I have to stand up to things that are wrong.”…

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Aikido for Bad Behavior
November 6, 2012

We had an opportunity to visit Japan several times, over the course of a decade working with Japanese psychiatrists to improve…

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Disaster’s Aftermath
November 6, 2012

The recent hurricane that hit New Jersey and New York reminded us of the research on the aftermath of disaster conducted…

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