Procrastination or Laziness?

Procrastination versus Lazy? Are they the same? Procrastination is an active process, you choose to do something else instead of the task that you know you should be doing. In contrast, laziness suggests apathy, inactivity and an unwillingness to act. Procrastination usually involves ignoring an unpleasant, but likely more important task, rather than of one that…

Binge Eating…A new diagnosis, but not a new phenomenon

Are you an emotional eater?  Are you obsessed or addicted to sweets or salty snacks?  Well, you are not alone.  3.5% of women and 2% of men binge eat, at some time during the life time.  Binge eating is such a common issue presented in doctors’ and therapists’ offices that it was added as an eating…

Teen Anger

7 Common Types of Teen Anger Teenage anger can be short lived or last for extended periods of time. When anger lasts for extended periods of time, it creates anger disorders such as: Chronic Anger – Chronic anger is prolonged and impacts the immune system. Chronic anger can cause mental disorders such as depression and anxiety…

I Want to Change. I Just Can’t (Readiness For Change)

We all seem to have times of our lives when we get stuck in that vicious cycle.  We want to change. We need to change. We know what we need to do to change. We just don’t.  Then we give up. Another frustrating situation is telling others to change and they won’t.  This is very frustrating…

Change Your Course With Couples Counseling

National statistics report that 50% of first marriages will end in divorce. Relationships are anything but simple and it’s easy to take yours for granted when you find yourself dealing with the realities everyday life. Relationships require effort and nurturing. If you feel that your relationship isn’t what it used to be or what you would…

Don’t Make Me Mad: Learning How to Manage Anger

Anger is a natural human emotion that can be very powerful and, at times, unpredictable. Everyone gets angry — and that’s okay. What’s not okay is when anger gets out of control and becomes destructive, leading to problems at home, at work, at school, and in your personal relationships. Does this sound familiar? If so, there…

It’s Not Your Father’s Therapy

Gone are the days when a person is stigmatized because he or she is seeing a therapist. Instead, people now seek counseling to establish and reach personal goals, improve relationships at home or work and enhance their overall enjoyment of life. The decision to enter therapy is a personal one. Equally personal is the relationship established…

Surviving a Loss: Moving Through Grief

You may have heard the saying, “Nothing is certain except death and taxes,” but who is ever truly prepared to lose someone or something important in his or her life? Grief is an emotional response that’s triggered by a major life change or loss and can be devastating and debilitating for some, leaving them struggling with…

Four Steps to a Stress-Free Life

In the climate of today’s world, it’s nearly impossible not to feel “stressed out.” Symptoms of stress and anxiety present in various forms and may include obsessive thoughts and feelings of panic, as well as physical symptoms such as nausea, a racing heart, and muscle tensions. For most, making a few simple changes will lead to…