1. Relationships across Generations

    An almost universal concern for the women that come to see me is the challenge involved in relating across generational boundaries within the family.  These challenges include relating to young children, adult children, grandchildren, older or elderly parents and members of the extended family in m…Read More

  2. Grief Therapy: When and How to Grieve

    There is no answer to when and how to grieve. And, there is no black and white answer to whether or not you need grief therapy. If you are struggling with a loss and think that you may need help coping or living a healthy productive life after your loss, you may want to consider counselling. We can …Read More

  3. Relationship Conflict Resolution: Part 3 Childraising

    In the first two installments of this series we took a look at resolving couples conflict related to money and household chores. We’re tackling another big topic today, children. These are tips for helping you get through conflicts in the moment, but if you and your partner are experiencing confli…Read More

  4. Relationship Conflict Resolution: Part 2 – Chores

    It may be tough to admit that arguing over housework is an area of conflict in your marriage. You aren’t alone so don’t feel bad if you’re struggling with this. Living with another person is difficult under the best circumstances. We bring expectations about household chores—from how and how…Read More

  5. Arm Yourself Against the Winter Blues

    A month or two ago, we discussed Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). This condition results from shorter days and colder temperatures, just to name a few reasons. Now that we've hit January, many people will feel SAD very sharply. The holidays are done, but they still need to be paid off. It's cold o…Read More

  6. Stressed About the Holidays?

    When December rolls around, some people feel excited by the prospect of the holidays. However, some people dread them. Even if you absolutely adore the holidays, they can be stressful. The change in routine, diet, and sleep can truly wreak havoc on anyone. Add in relatives or loneliness because of a…Read More

  7. Do You Struggle with Seasonal Affective Disorder?

    As we head toward winter, the Colorado air gets cooler and the sun sets sooner. For some people, this means cozy evenings and enjoying the absence of summer's heat. However, it isn't that way for everyone. When the plants go to sleep, the sun sets before the workday is done, and you wake up in the d…Read More

  8. Money Issues_Answer

    I’m guessing that you have a lot of people in your boat and their boat is weighed down just as much as yours.  Even for those who haven’t lost jobs or had major cuts in income, the fear and stress of that possibility are there. Just ask them. There are three issues that intertwine with your dil…Read More

  9. Money Issues_Question

    Question:    Money is a big issue in our family these days. In the past, we used to buy gifts for immediate family members, close friends and even a few neighbors and the postman that brings our mail.  Now that our income has been cut in half due to layoffs and payments on credit card debt, we c…Read More

  10. Sibling Conflict_Answer

    Holidays seem to bring up a lot of feelings about our relationships, especially our relationships with members of our family.  Joys, losses and unresolved conflicts all float into our minds. It seems like this is definitely happening for you.  It is surprisingly common for family members to become…Read More