Over the weekend, I read Know My Name: A Memoir by Chanel Miller for one of my book clubs. It is probably one of the most powerful books I’ve ever read. Chanel was originally known to us as Emily Doe, the 2015 sexual assault victim
Over the past two weeks, I have had many conversations about racism and what I have noticed is we need to begin by understanding racial identity development.  People of all skin colors and races go through an unconscious process of seeing themselves as having a
Just hours ago, the Supreme Court released their landmark decision to extend protection to folks who identify as gay, lesbian or transgender under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. The key to making this decision was interpretation of the word “sex.”  In the past,
I have been chatting with Dr. Ragsdale over the past couple of days. His letter was shared via the Illinois Psychological Association listserv. I found it very powerful. With many of my sessions this week focusing on processing George Floyd’s murder, I continue to seek
What happens to divorcing couples in the middle of a pandemic?Where can parents go for help with custody disputes when the courts are closed?Families are in crisis, and they don’t know where to turn. Collaborative Practice is an internationally-recognized method created to help divorcing couples,
I had planned on writing about grief later in the month, but after my 99-year-old grandmother passed on Sunday, I decided it makes more sense for me to talk about grief now. “Grief is what we feel inside. Mourning is what we experience and show
A love bank is how you feel connected, cared about and valued by others. The concept of a LOVE BANK was first developed by Dr. William Harley in 1986. It is how you consciously or unconsciously keep track of how others treat you. Like a
Over the course of the month, I will be talking about various mental health concerns.  Before doing so, I thought it would be helpful to define psychology and what a psychologist does. Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behavior.  To use the
With the 1st also being a day to celebrate Mother Goose, the author of fairy tales nursery rhymes we love. In that spirit, I’ve written my first rhyme. I hope it works and you like it. As mental health awareness month begins,             It’s time