1. When Your New Bundle of Joy is Anything But

    Gone are the days of large extended families providing a village in which to rear and raise children. Gone are the days of the predominant trend being a working dad and a stay at home mom who dotes on the children. In our modern society, most families are forced to have both parents working outside …Read More

  2. Families

    Families. What can we say about families? A million thoughts and feelings come to mind. Whether we were raised in a traditional two-parent heterosexual family, a divorced or widowed family, a single-parent household or a same-sex partner household, most of us grew up in some sort of family. We may b…Read More

  3. Growing Apart

    It seems we’ve all had this experience. Someone we are close to, perhaps your child, your brother or sister, your spouse, or a good friend starts to look or act like someone you’ve never met before. It happens suddenly or sometimes very gradually, but you wake up one day and realize that the per…Read More

  4. Taking Risks

    Life is a risk. It is remarkable to think about what complex and fragile physical beings we are and all the incredible physical and intellectual feats of which we are capable of. Giving birth is a risk. Being born is a risk. Learning to walk is a risk. Driving in a car is a risk. Raising children is…Read More

  5. Speaking our Truth

    Food for Thought In a world where information and misinformation abound, the truth is hard to recognize. Even truth itself depends on context and perspective and some truths seem “truer” than others. We often think of truth as something relating to the external world. This kind of truth is groun…Read More

  6. Understanding the Neurobiology of Trauma

    One of the biggest hurdles for victims of sexual assault and other violent crimes from reporting or seeking counseling is their perceived responsibility. Throughout life, we are told what to do and not to do to prevent becoming a victim — don’t go out alone, don’t drink, don’t lead people on…Read More

  7. Feeling Safe

    Sharing our Wisdom Life is anything but safe. It is full of risk and uncertainty. If we are fortunate, we may have moments, weeks, months, even years of feeling safe. People hold different perspectives about whether those times of feeling safe are real or illusory. After all, unanticipated things ca…Read More

  8. Aspirations

    Throughout our lives, most of us have aspirations. We may aspire to attain a certain lifestyle, level of success, state of inner well-being or ethical maturity. There is no end to the number and types of things to which we can aspire. Goals and objectives are different from aspirations, though the t…Read More

  9. Happy Pride Month From Your Loveland LBGTQIA Therapist!

    Along with June and the first day of summer is Pride month! While June may be the perfect time for you to come out or celebrate your gender identity, gender expression, sex, and sexuality, there is a variety of mental health concerns that may accompany this joyous time. Dr. Beth Firestein has been h…Read More