• Workplace appreciation is the most important motivation for employees. Timely recognition of your value, work quality, and effort put forth are directly related to job satisfaction. This dedication to the employer greatly increases employee retention. Motivated employees are more likely to maintain [...]

    Read more

    Grief is one of those universal life experiences from which a person never really recovers but learns to cope with and grow through.  When we lose people we love, the world is permanently changed. This is the price we pay as humans for the richness that our loved ones bring to our lives.  Although[...]

    Read more

    We practice play therapy for children, adolescents, and even adults, as an opportunity for them to heal themselves. By offering a safe space to express their free choice, they are empowered to make decisions, direct the play, and take responsibility for their choices. The available toys give them [...]

    Read more

    Social expectations of being the perfect parent can be overwhelming. It’s common to feel useless over the thought of not being able to cope with your new responsibilities, or hopeless when the natural motherly feelings you expected aren’t present. Women and men across all socio-economic [...]

    Read more

    Life is a process of constant change. Sometimes, major life transitions can throw us out of balance to the point where we lose access to some important aspects of our experience, we lose our sense of grounding and routines, or we disrupt our connections to others.  Very brief, highly targeted [...]

    Read more

    Humans experience stress as a natural reaction to meet a demand or challenge. This “fight or flight” survival mechanism slows normal bodily functions like immunity and digestion to focus on breath, alertness, blood circulation, and muscle movement.  The degree to which we react can be [...]

    Read more

    Intimate bonds are vital to happiness and wellbeing. By feeling isolated from others physically or emotionally, the feeling of loneliness may creep in and overtake your happiness. It’s common to be physically close to others, yet lonely, because there is no intimacy, trust, or connection, or [...]

    Read more

    Trauma can stem from various causes and sources.  It can be a personal tragedy, a natural disaster, a violent event, or any other type of unusual event. Trauma can take an emotional toll on the individual regardless of age. While it should be emphasized that there is no right or wrong way to feel [...]

    Read more

    What Is Self-Esteem? Self-esteem is your confidence in your worth, abilities, or perceived value. Healthy self-esteem is a precious psychological resource that correlates to good relationships, achievement, and satisfaction. Positive self-esteem can motivate you to navigate your life with an [...]

    Read more

    People would cease to exist without relationships.  The sense of self dissolves without relationships with others, and by contrast, people are created and sustained within their social situations.  Sometimes relationships are the primary reason a person enters psychotherapy, yet they are always an[...]

    Read more