Eating Disorders: It’s Not Just a Woman’s Issue

April 17th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

Men and Eating Disorders Many people don’t realize that men suffer from eating disorders. They think it is a women’s disease. It is difficult for many men to admit that they have an eating disorder because of this. And may be less likely to receive help due to their shame. According to National Association of [...]

Male Athlete Discusses His Mental Health Struggles

April 9th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

Removing the Stigma of Mental Health Even though millions of Americans have mental health issues, there still seems to be a stigma around it. People don’t want to talk about it, or admit their struggles for fear that people will think they are crazy. Realistically life is tough and we all struggle with something. Most [...]

What’s Keeping You Up At Night? The Do’s and Don’ts of Sleep

March 27th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

Do you suffer from lack of sleep? Do you have trouble falling or staying asleep? If so, this article is for you. Many people struggle to get a good night rest for a variety of reasons. Anyone will tell you that they cannot function at full capacity when they are sleep deprived. There may be [...]

Stress In America: How Do You Compare To Those Surveyed?

March 19th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

Every year, the American Psychological Association (APA) conducts a Stress in America Study. Typically work and money top the list of stressors. Because 2017 was anything but typical with the political climate, they added a few more topics in their study. There were 3440  in the survey. Starting with the most stressful to the least [...]

The Biggest Predictor Of Divorce

March 13th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

Would you find it hard to believe that the way you handle conflict can be a predictor of divorce? This is what John Gottman PhD says. Based on his research of years of studying couples there are certain things we do when arguing. We all do some of these, but there is one you want [...]

How Your Communication Style Perpetuates Conflict With Your Partner

March 6th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

Couples seek out counseling for several reasons. Communication is the main reason they come in. Most of us learn how to resolve conflict from our parents. Often times our parents are not the best role models. How many parents do you know that say, “OK kids today we are going to teach you how to [...]

10 Tips For Family Support Of An Eating Disorder

February 27th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

I recently saw an excellent seminar by Greg Fowers JD, LMFT from Center For Discovery titled ‘The Family Support Role In Eating Disorder Recovery.’ When a family member has an eating disorder no one knows what to do. Often times the things that may seem intuitively helpful are not. A common thing to say is, [...]

Underbelly Of Olympics: Eating Disorders In Athletes

February 19th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

February 26th-March 4th is Eating Disorders Awareness week, and the Olympics are currently going on, so I thought it would be appropriate to discuss eating disorders in athletes. You may not think about the sports where thinness might be an advantage, or how athletes (male and female) feel when they are being judged by their [...]