1. Coming Out and Other Challenges That the LGBTQIA Community Faces

    Happy Pride Month From Your Local Psychologist! In honor of Pride Month that is happening right now, we would like to highlight some of the challenges and issues that are unique to the LBGTQIA community that affect the whole person that may benefit from the therapy provided by Dr. Beth Firestein, yo…Read More

  2. Trauma Therapy with EMDR

    Here, at Inner Source Psychotherapy, one of Dr. Beth Firestein’s individual trauma treatment options is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Although EMDR has been used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) — along with a host of other conditions — since the 1980s, li…Read More

  3. Relationship Conflict Resolution: Part 1 – Money

    Conflict over numerous issues manifests in different ways in different relationships. And it is something that I help my marriage and family therapy patients deal with frequently. One of the reasons that conflict resolution is a difficult issue for many couples to address is that they mistakenly bel…Read More

  4. 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

  5. Other Signs of Seasonal Affective Disorder

    In our last blog, we discussed Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Though there has been some conflict over whether SAD is an actual condition, all you have to do is look around to see how fall affects people. While some rejoice in the cool air, dead leaves, and coming snow, others mourn the loss of …Read More

  6. Detecting an Emotionally Abusive Relationship

    Emotional abuse is a real and detrimental problem in many relationships. Many victims do not detect the abuse because they believe that since they are not being hit, they are not being abused. Emotional abuse is any treatment from a loved one that results in a diminished sense of self-worth. This c…Read More

  7. Signs You May Have Depression

    We all would like to believe that we have it all together. After all, you are a strong individual who is used to navigating through the curves that life has thrown at you. While you may be able to handle some of life’s difficulties, it is important to be able to say that you need help sometimes. D…Read More

  8. Dating_Answer

    It sounds like you are genuinely concerned about the quality of your dating life and whether never being single for very long might mean that you have a personal problem. There are two key things you mentioned that indicate this may be a problem. First, you are wondering if it is healthy to go from …Read More

  9. Living in a new town_How to find friends_Answer

    First of all, welcome to the area! Moving is a big deal even when you have family in the area. Often our adult children are busy with their own lives and it can be hard to get as much quality time with them as you might like. When moving to a new area, we often have a variety of needs. One need is t…Read More