Heightened emotions make the holidays a challenging time. A range of intense feelings occur at once, joy and happiness can simultaneously exist with sadness and frustration. Having multiple feeling states is not always easy; it increases stress and self-hurting defenses. One hurtful defense often experienced during the holidays is perfectionism. Perfectionism is the motivation to […]
Please find articles where I am featured below and coming soon, an interview done with Time Magazine on women deciding not have children at all. I’m hoping this one will be particularly helpful to couples and women as the wrestle with this subject, it can be quite difficult. Patricia O’Laughlin interviewed by Parent USA City: […]
I am pleased to announce one of my articles was posted on The Good Men Project today. As stated on their website their mission is to “….foster [ing] a national discussion centered around modern manhood and the question, ‘What does it mean to be a good man’?”. You can see my article “6 Things Couples […]
The other day I ran across an post from the Arise India Forum titled “Nurse Reveals the Top 5 Regrets People Make On Their Deathbed”. Typically for an article of this nature I would post a link on my Facebook page rather highlight it in my blog. But its connection to therapy is so potent […]
I recently had the pleasure of discovering and interviewing artist Roxanne Vise. Not only is her artwork inspiring, but her blog Creative Tempo gets the creative juices flowing. In her interview below she talks about making art, being a mom, and creative parenting. As a psychotherapist and art therapist with a private practice in Silver Lake, […]
This isn’t an easy blog post. Considering what a parents death could mean to a young child is painful, and a subject most people would rather avoid. However it is important that parents make a plan so if a parent (or two) were to pass away the child’s physical and emotional needs are met. While […]
In this about.com video, “Is my Teen Ready to Date”, I talking about teen dating and give three signs that mean your teen could be ready to date. Click on the picture above to view at about.com.