Real Change starts with you.

At this time of year, newspapers, magazines and social media are filled with ways we need to change to become successful in the coming year. A new waistline, cutting out that habit that annoys our partner, reducing alcohol or tobacco intake are all on the agenda. Most of the reactive solutions that people come up…

Why Parents Must Let Go

The messages we get from our parents as we grow up determine the way we see the world as an adult. If all things go well, we grow up to be independent with a secure attachment to the family base. However, when dysfunction happens, we become locked in a cycle of codependency that ties us…

VSee Interview with Dr. Nicholas Jenner

Becoming An Online Therapist Five years ago when Dr. Nicolas Jenner began exploring the idea of online therapy there were very few online counselors or telemental health services. Like most people in private practice then, his motivation was simply to save his clients a drive from one place to another. Instead, online counseling ended up saving him.…

Recognise your Inner Critic

“I am really driven, but my drive doesn’t affect the conversations I have in my head about life, and my worries and fears and insecurities.” Zach Braff .  The concept of an inner critic is well known but most people have to deal with more than one manifestation. There might be one that attacks you for doing…

Inner Child Therapy: Take Yourself in Your Arms!

The powerful experience that is inner child therapy often opens doors that have been closed for many years. This process brings understanding of what was, bringing clarity to what is and can be. Being in contact with our inner child who has been abused is especially hard due mainly to the coping mechanisms and survival…

Facing Those Difficult Tasks…

We all do it. We convince ourselves that filing our tax return or planning that career move can wait until tomorrow or next week or next month. We bury our heads in the sand waiting for the right time, knowing that the right time is usually right now. We beat ourselves up because of it knowing that the…

Child Abuse : An Unforgivable Crime

Children are suffering from a hidden epidemic of child abuse and neglect. Every year more than 3 million reports of child abuse are made in the United States alone involving more than 6 million children (a report can include multiple children). The United States has one of the worst records among industrialized nations – losing…

SAD… More Than The Winter Blues

Drizzly rain, dark clouds and that nip in the air. It is late summer/early fall in northern Europe. One could think that we are hurtling towards winter like a freight train. With the annual moving of the clocks only weeks away, the shorter days are upon us. Realistically there is a good chance that the…