The 5 Psychological Stages of Isolation

You know that feeling when you read something at just the right time, and everything makes sense? I love those moments. This is exactly what happened to me the other week. Apple+ News suggested an article that made sense of the shit in my head. (That quarantine indulgence paid off!) Lately, as more things are...

Coronavirus Anxiety: 3 Tips to Deal With Life After Lockdown

Now that the gradual reopening is upon us, it’s interesting to see the continuum of responses. From elated to cautiously optimistic to downright terrified, how ever you’re feeling, that’s ok. It makes sense, after all, to have some worry about this next phase — there are still so many unknowns out there. While we can’t...

5 Ways Growth Mindset Can Help During COVID-19

As we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re navigating through an uncertain and stressful time. People are going to have various reactions. Given my experience, I have this anecdotal sense that when under this kind of stress, we become more of what we are. If someone’s temperament runs on the anxious side pre-pandemic, it’s going to...

The Science Behind How You Can Actually Change Your Behavior

Now that it’s February, it’s a good time to evaluate how those New Year’s resolutions are coming along. If you’re like the majority of people who set those goals year after year with the best intentions only to make it a couple of days, or maybe weeks, this article is for you. There’s a scientific...

How Coaching Helped Me Professionally

This month, we sat down with one of my current coaching clients, Georgie Gray, because I thought it would give people a better idea of what goes on in a coaching relationship. She’s a fellow therapist who wasn’t looking for coaching specifically (she was actually doing me a favor) but who was looking for help...

The Difference Between Coaching & Therapy

As I’ve mentioned, I recently became a Gestalt-certified coach. One of the questions I get most often is what’s the difference between coaching and therapy. Therapy helps when there’s something preventing you from functioning well. There may be a mental illness, like major depression or OCD, trauma or loss. Sometimes you need to dive into...

Why I’m a Coach

Talk about not knowing where life is going to take you … I recently became a Gestalt-certified coach. Don’t worry, though, I’m not abandoning my therapy practice. I’m adding to it. I was inspired to become a coach after having my own transformational experience working with an executive coach on Martha’s Vineyard several years ago....

Why We Need to Be Brave

Someone asked me recently to define my professional goal. The first thought that popped into my head was to be FEARLESS! (cue Superman theme song) But that’s not possible, really. I’m human, and fear is part of the human condition. As I tell my clients, my kids, and myself — it’s about being scared and...