1. Gambling – Hobby or Addiction_Answer

    It sounds like you suspect that you may have a problem with gambling that is starting to lead to overspending. Playing cards and gambling occasionally does not mean you have an addiction, but when the activity starts to impact your family’s money situation or attracts the concern of your spouse it…Read More

  2. Public Speaking – How to improve skills_Answer

    It sounds like the main issue is about communication. As young children we learn how to talk long before we are even able to remember learning how to talk. We think of communication as entirely natural, not as a skill we need to learn or polish.  Some people are natural communicators, but many peop…Read More

  3. Public Speaking – How to improve skills_Question

    I sometimes have trouble speaking my mind in certain social and business situations. Although I know what I want to say, I often get sidetracked by what other people are saying, or I feel like my viewpoints might be falling on deaf ears, and I'm unable to convey myself the way I need to. Is th…Read More

  4. Homemaking – How to have a relaxed approach_Answer

    It is challenging to create and maintain a home environment that you enjoy and that really works for your style of living. It sounds like you are taking this opportunity to make a fresh start and create the home you really want to have. Moving in with your boyfriend is a great motivator, but it also…Read More

  5. How to break up with friend_Answer

    This can certainly be a tricky situation to handle.  Friendships of any kind have their own rhythms and life cycles. We make friends (if we are lucky) and those friendships develop and grow or perhaps never quite take off. Some friendships last a few months or years and then fade into the backgroun…Read More

  6. Deception – A dangerous tool_Answer

    Critics of the show “Deception” have expressed concern that magic tricks are being presented as “science” and as though they are the same things as clinical hypnosis. There is no need to be afraid. While many programs on the Discovery channel are completely scientific, this program is amazin…Read More

  7. Deception – A dangerous tool_Question

    Dr. Beth, Recently, my kids have been watching a show called "Deception". This show depicts a hypnotist who says that he can place hypnotic suggestions on unsuspecting people to get them to act in ways he wants them to act. This has made me concerned about using meditation or hypnosis CDs, even thou…Read More

  8. Listen to others – Are you ready_Question

    Dear Dr. Beth, A single woman can be very resourceful by learning to ask questions AND listen to the answer. If you are not ready to hear the answer, don't ask the question. How do you know when you are ready to listen?…Read More

  9. How to find a therapist_Question

    Dr. Beth, I am the having some problems in my life and they have been going on for a couple of years. Recently they seem to be getting worse. I’m not against getting help but how do I go about finding a therapist?…Read More

  10. Deal With Anxiety Naturally With Beth Firestein

    Anxiety or Panic attacks are more common than you think. Anxiety is a normal human emotion, but when panic or anxiety symptoms escalate and starts to effect your life, visit Dr. Beth Firestein. She is a very experienced and affordable psychologist who can help. For more information visit www.beth…Read More