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Burnout

Posted by on Jan 10, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Burnout

I am a Licensed Psychologist in full-time private practice in Bethesda and Annapolis. I have been in private practice since 1998 and love the work I do. My father did this work in White Oak, Maryland from the mid 1960’s until his death in 2003. He was known as a therapist’s therapist – so when a therapist wanted or needed training, or personal help for their life or marriage, or family they often called upon my dad for his professional consultation. He was an innovator in the work such that his influence and impact on the community has...

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Anxiety and Stress

Posted by on Oct 9, 2013 in Anxiety Help | Comments Off on Anxiety and Stress

Stress in our culture has a gradual and cumulative effect leaving most of us on the brink.   Our culture and society create realities that make most of us vulnerable to injury, breakdown, disease and suffering. The negative impact of stress in our culture has created or contributed to several health epidemics included but not limited to: Heart disease, head aches, insomnia, poor digestion, addictions, back aches, depression and so on. The realities of how stress wares you down are very often obvious.  You very likely experience a direct...

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The Family and The Business

Posted by on Aug 31, 2013 in Families in Business Together | Comments Off on The Family and The Business

Many families in business together often wonder what the advantages might be to concern themselves with the dynamics of their family.  The business and the family issues are often viewed separately. In fact the culture of business is often linear, disciplined, goal oriented, bottom-line driven.  The drive of the business is to tackle problems by first organizing them into manageable segments. Families in business often are particularly savvy at being able to create a solid structure, defined business goals, visions for the business and...

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Life is a series of transition for which we have no language

Posted by on Aug 20, 2013 in Launching Your Life | Comments Off on Life is a series of transition for which we have no language

Our modern culture has created a new and complex set of circumstances that make the transition from childhood to independent adult a longer, and more difficult process.  Young adults, especially men, are struggling more then ever to create career and life paths for themselves. As a young adult you may look back on childhood with great appreciation for its exceptional quality.   You had strong family support, good schooling, and opportunities to develop personal interests.  You may have had many advantages.   All of these riches may be...

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How to have a clean fight in your relationship

Posted by on Aug 9, 2013 in Relationship Help | Comments Off on How to have a clean fight in your relationship

There are countless books, essays, articles and blogs written about how to have a healthy relationship.  Hopefully, this one will be very direct – like a lazer beam as it gets right to the heart of the matter:  How to have a clean fight.  Couples that know how to fight well have good make-up sex. In order to discuss how to have a clean fight I have taken my lead from a famous therapist Jay Haley, who lived and worked right here in the DC area from the 1980’s until he died in 2007.  Although I never met Jay nor worked with him, ...

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