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Children and Therapy

Summer 2013

What is Play Therapy Since children are different than adults, therapy with children is in many ways quite different than adult talk therapy. Although many children can, and do talk about what is troubling them, play is their natural mode of expression in the ...

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Drinking and Partying

Winter 2013

(This is an adaptation of an article that originally appeared in Aletheia, a student run publication of Lynbrook High School in Cupertino, CA) Just a cursory glance through the students' submissions for this issue makes it very clear that there is a ...

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Ten Tips for Dads With Daughters

Winter 2013

(adapted from articles on www.daughters.com) LISTEN TO YOUR DAUGHTER. Focus on what is really important--what your daughter thinks, believes, feels, dreams and does --rather than how she looks. Remember that you have a profound influence on how your daughter ...

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Holiday Stresses: How to Not Get Overwhelmed and Actually Enjoy the Season

Fall 2010

(This article first appeared in my online newsletter Sense and Psychotherapy, December 2010) Shortly after Halloween, I became aware of a growing sense of excitement in my clients and others around me about the rapidly approaching holiday season. Now with ...

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What Do You Have to be Thankful for?

Fall 2010

(This originally appeared in my online newsletter, Sense and Psychotherapy, November 2010) For many of us, this time of year brings a wide range of often conflicting emotions and feelings. Just as we're adjusting to fewer daylight hours, the shift in time, ...

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Transitioning Back to School

Summer 2010

(Originally appeared in the online newsletter, Sense and Psychotherapy, September 2010) This is the time of year when children, teachers, and families are negotiating the shifting daily routines, sleep schedules, and additional time demands. In many of these ...

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All Stressed Out??

Spring 2010

(Originally appeared in Sense and Psychotherapy, May 2010) For most of us, life can be pretty stressful, and at times it gets downright overwhelming. I have noticed over the years that one of the most common reasons people seek counseling or therapy is for ...

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Some Thoughts about Money

Winter 2010

(Originally appeared in my online newsletter Sense and Psychotherapy (February 2010) As a psychotherapist in private practice, I end up thinking about money many times a day, whether I want to or not, especially at this time of year when I'm gathering ...

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Some Thoughts About Money II

Winter 2010

(This is an adaptation of an article that originally appeared in Verdadera, a student publication at Monta Vista High School in Cupertino, CA, February 2010) As a psychotherapist in private practice, I end up thinking about money many times a day, whether I ...

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The “Burden” of Race

Spring 2009

(This is an adaptation of an article that originally appeared in the April 2009 edition of Verdadera, a student run publication at Monta Vista High School in Cupertino, CA) I was thrilled when I received the phone call from the Verdadera staff inviting me to ...

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