How can I calm down my child?

How can I calm down my child?

The beauty of children is that they seem to be living in the moment.  They really feel their feelings and go all-in with the present.  The downside to this can be immense emotions that your child doesn’t know how to manage.  Sometimes this can look like a temper...
Automatic pilot

Automatic pilot

Joey As an intern in the emergency room, Joey was always on autopilot.  He felt like he ran from room to room trying to manage crises, follow protocol, and stay out of the way of the doctors.  He loved what he did, but he was always going.  He didn’t have time to...
You don’t need to prove your worth

You don’t need to prove your worth

Angela often worried about what others thought of her.  Was she pretty or smart enough?  Criticism of any sort seemed to send her in a tailspin.  At work, she compared herself to her colleagues and wanted to make sure that she outperformed them.  She would stay at...
Before you break up with your therapist…

Before you break up with your therapist…

For the most part, therapists want what is best for your mental health.  This means that they have to challenge your negative thought processes and behaviours that are not working out for you and your relationships.  They might ask you deeply personal questions that...