Using Pop Culture to Impact Positive Change – Part 2

June 15, 2017 by

Welcome back! In Pop Culture Part 1, I discussed how, when connecting with children/youth, I utilize pop culture to: 1) develop and enhance rapport, and 2) gather information in regard to values, traits and indicators of resiliency. Please go to if you haven’t had a chance to read Part 1; it would be like […]

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Using Pop Culture to Impact Positive Change

April 6, 2017 by

Seven years ago, a colleague and I attended an annual conference in Washington, DC called the Psychotherapy Networker Symposium. We were excited about meeting one of the key note speakers, John Gottman, a marriage and relationship researcher and expert whom we learned about while in grad school. We kept seeing a man of similar stature […]

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Posted in Depression, Family & Parenting, General, Internet, Personal Growth, Stress & Anxiety, Therapy, Uncategorised.

Up in Flames

November 13, 2015 by

On February 16th 2015, at around 4:15pm, I received a call while at work from a friend who lives in my apartment building. She said “Chris, there’s a fire in our building and we’ve been evacuated. But don’t worry; the fire is on the opposite side of the building from where we both live.” At […]

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Posted in Depression, Grief, Personal Growth, Stress & Anxiety.

Game Over?

April 17, 2014 by

  David ‘Hesh’ Walker. Illidan Stormrage. Sonic the Hedgehog.  Now that I have your attention, please put down the controller or take your hand off the keyboard, and read on!  This article will review the pros and cons of video gaming, how to recognize when it’s becoming problematic and offer some suggestions and ideas to […]

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Treatment Options

March 25, 2013 by

Are you or someone you know struggling with substance use? Are you searching for suitable addiction resources and supports, but discovering the route to be confusing and daunting? Here is a breakdown of some of the programs available for adults. The first stage in dealing with substance use may be detoxification in order to manage […]

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Change Your Thinking

April 18, 2012 by

According to Eckhart Tolle, “80 to 90 percent of most people’s thinking is not only repetitive and useless, but because of its dysfunctional and often negative nature, much of it is harmful.” As we mature, we develop tendencies of thinking based on a complex interaction of our biology and accumulated experiences. Thought patterns become engrained […]

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Posted in Personal Growth.