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San Diego-based, California-licensed psychotherapist, assisting clients in achieving their goals and becoming the men and women they want to be.
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Are you Type A, B, C or D?

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Haven’t you heard people say, “Oh, I’m such a Type A personality” or “You’re such a Type B person”? High-achieving folks often brag how Type A they are: “Oh, I can’t help it, I’m such a workaholic.” And Type B’s like to remind you how…

The mind-body connection in psychotherapy

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It’s really trendy to talk about the mind-body connection these days. But, what does that really mean? Sure, it sounds good, but how do you make it happen in a counseling session? For me, as a psychotherapist, I like to use the techniques of Bioenergetic…

How To Forgive

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, that day when many of us remember the men and women who hurt us, broke our hearts or “done us wrong”, I offer you some ideas on how to forgive those who have hurt you. I was inspired to…

Why Plastic Surgery is Never Enough

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I was inspired to write this column after recently seeing an ad in a very trendy magazine. The ad began with three words – and question marks – in a very large font: “Fat? Old? Ugly?” Nice, huh? So helpful and encouraging. It was an ad…

January is Divorce Month

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I didn’t make this up. I was reading a professional journal and this was mentioned in an article on counseling couples. They didn’t explain why, so I did a little research of my own to see if they just put this in the article to…

Do I Need Anger Management?

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Dear Michael: I am embarrassed to be writing to you, but so what?  I am 37 years old, and angry all the time.   The weird thing is, I don’t know exactly what I’m angry about, but I have to admit that lately my anger seems out…

Real Change

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Every year, around this time, clients ask me: how can I make this new year better? How can I make real changes in my life? How can I be less stressed out? Less lonely? Make more money? I can’t promise answers to all your desires,…

A Numb New Year?

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Why do we numb ourselves? What is it we don’t want to feel? Is it so bad to “take the edge off”? Of course not, but how do you get there? Do you need something external (drugs, alcohol, sex, shopping) to make you feel better,…

Psychological Santa to the Rescue!

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For lots of people, December is the month from hell: this time of year often brings crazy-scary sets of expectations and dread. We are bombarded with media images encouraging us to buy stuff and to be happy…and if we don’t, we’re failures. This is a…