Struggling with intense confusion, chronic tension and worry, intrusive thoughts, irrational fears, and doubts about your mental health, are classic concerns that describe an adult Anxiety Disorder. read more
Some parents are overbearing, hypersensitive, needy and temperamental, in other words high maintenance. As a child, it should not have been your responsibility to manage the dysregulated emotions acted out by your parent. Now, as an adult, it’s essential to acknowledge that your parent is self-absorbed, and may also have a mental illness diagnosis, however, he/she is also a unique human being, with flaws and quirks like everyone else. read more
Depression doesn’t know any gender. Nor does it discriminate. It can impact anyone.
Unfortunately, there are still plenty of stereotypes and stigmas surrounding men’s mental health. While it’s socially acceptable for men to feel blue or down from time to time, that’s not the same as being depressed. read more
If you’re like most parents, you want the best for your children and you strive to see that your children are well cared for and happy. A fine line exists, however, between doing what’s best for your child and giving into your child’s every whim. read more
Parents can naturally be self-absorbed—even narcissistic at times—as they seek to balance and reconcile their individual identities with that of being responsible parents. However, when a caregiver becomes so self-absorbed that they project their own emotional needs, selfish desires and expectations upon their child, their child’s normal emotional development is arrested. read more
With every life event we can expect both opportunity for personal and/or professional growth and major/minor losses. Confronted with a life transition we are met with unexpected changes and decisions on how to navigate a disruption in our life. Tools for coping that have worked in the past may now be inadequate and perhaps detrimental to our emotional growth. But what to do? Challenged with that question and the confusion and/or uncertainty of choices can freeze us in a state of inertness. In other words…Stuck! read more