Ask a Therapist: How Can New Fathers Manage the Exhaustion of Parenting?

Our children will only get the best of us if we ensure we have our best to give. If you have ever been on an airplane, you might have heard instructions on what to do if the cabin pressure changes, which requires everyone to wear oxygen masks. Flight attendants instruct parents to put THEIR OWN mask on first prior to assisting children. Why would we choose to help ourselves first in such a situation? Because if we pass out from lack of oxygen before we finish helping our children, who will be available to them in a time of need? 

Ask a Therapist: What's a Great Book For Couples?

I just finished re-reading what I consider to be some of the best information about couples and relationships out there, Dr. Susan Johnson’s “Hold Me Tight: Conversations for a Lifetime of Love” (2008). Dr. Johnson is the founder of Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy and her book explores the attachment principles behind human connection, specifically within intimate partnerships. For many people, this book serves as a complete reframe of conflict within couples.

Ask a Therapist: "What is the Difference Between Being Shy and Being Introverted?"

People use the term "shy" all the time to describe those of us who prefer being on our own or in small groups, but they may be missing the point. In this Ask a Therapist article, Dr. Courtney Klein, a psychologist who works with people who are ready to build stronger relationships, explains the difference between being shy and being introverted, and how to celebrate who you are.

Ask a Therapist: What is EMDR and What Problems Can it Treat?

EMDR is a fast-acting therapeutic process through which people are able to reprocess negative thoughts, feelings, or experiences.  It is one of the most researched therapies and has been in existence for over 25 years.  Initially, EMDR was used for those who had experienced trauma or had Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  Now, though the dedicated research of therapists, we know that EMDR is useful in many other aspects of healing.