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How Does the Tone of Your Voice Impact Communication???

I often hear, both in my person and professional life, that it is not what the person said but how the person said it that is upsetting to the other person. Specifically, the tone in which the person says it is what others find to be most upsetting. Well, as it turns out, the research suggests that

What Makes a Great Leader???

I often hear people debate whether someone is born to lead or if it can be learned. I believe that in order to be a good leader, you have to possess several different skills and skills can be learned. You might ask yourself, what are those skills it takes to be a good leader? The

Simon Biles Withdrawal from the 2021 Olympics

Check out my two television news interviews where I discuss Simon Biles withdrawal from the 2021 Tokyo Olympics due to her mental health: Fox 5 Morning News Show ABC 10 Evening News Show

I’m on TV!!!

I’m very excited and humbled to have been invited on FOX 5 Morning News today! I was able to talk about the mental health of Simone Biles and the impact of withdrawing from the Olympics. Check out my interview below:

Learn How to Think Like an Elite Athlete by Wayne Gretzky

Wayne Gretzky is arguably the best player in NHL history.  If you listen to him speak, he says that he was not the biggest player and he did not have the hardest shot, but he had the will to want to score which is what helped him to be so successful.  Wayne Gretzky is now

Athletes and Motherhood

These two websites were recently brought to my attention, and I found them to be very interesting.  It made me realize that I have never had a client who was a professional athlete but also a mother.  Is that a coincidence?  I had never really thought about that until now.  Turns out there are very

44 Positive Affirmations for People Struggling with Depression

Many clients in my practice report low self-confidence and/or low self-esteem as a part of their presenting concerns.  I often get asked the question, “what is the best way for me to build self-confidence and/or self-esteem?” and my answer is Positive Affirmations. A positive affirmation is a self-statement that emphasizes your strengths, values, and favorable

The Long Tail of Covid-19: Is the Us Healthcare System Ready for the Mental Health Crisis That Will Follow the Pandemic

In all the years that I have been practicing in the mental health field, I have never seen so many people reaching out for mental health services.  I am glad that people are asking for help, but what this means is that so many people are suffering from mental health issues as a result of

5 Tips for Being the Parent All Teens Would Love

Don’t we all want to be the parents our children want?!? Easier said than done, right?!?  There is no one right way to parent because every child has different needs when it comes to parents, but there are some common mistakes we make. Read the article below to see if you are making any of these common

6 Tips on How to Effectively Manage Worrisome Intrusive Thoughts

We ALL have intrusive thoughts, most of which tend to be worrisome in nature. If you do not feel as though you do, you probably do but just are not consciously aware of it. It is very important to pay attention to our thoughts because our thoughts affect how we feel which impacts our behavior

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