1. The 2020 Election

    Food for Thought Today is Election Day.  It is the day voters formally cast their ballots for the office of President of the United States, the person that will govern the country for the next 4 years.  There is an enormous amount at stake; and we are going to the polls as a country that has never…Read More

  2. COVID-19 and Our Changing Relationships

    Food for Thought COVID-19 has turned our world upside down in countless ways, not the least of which is our social world. In the pre-COVID era, we had relationships with family and friends characterized by time spent in person, hugs, and handshakes, cuddling with our grandkids, and sharing time at o…Read More

  3. Social Media and Your Mental Health

    In a digital era, social media had negated the need for actual human interaction, and hidden behind a keyboard and a screen, people have discovered they can be anyone they want to be. While many still believe that social media has a positive impact on those who suffer from depression or anxiety diso…Read More

  4. Loving our Neighbors and Ourselves

    Food for Thought There are few life efforts as difficult as learning to love our neighbors as ourselves. Many of us are not all that good at loving ourselves either and some of us seem to love our neighbors more than ourselves. So, who are our neighbors? Our neighbors are neighbors, strangers, in-la…Read More

  5. The Benefits of Counseling for Everyday People

    We all have issues. You don’t go through life without bumps, scrapes, and falls. And whether we admit it or not, we all could use a little bit of professional counseling help that only a psychotherapist can render. Dr. Beth Firestein, owner of Inner Health Psychotherapy and Consultation Services, …Read More

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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