1. Career Decisions_Answer

    Fortunately, you are not running out of time. In terms of life stages you are actually right about on target for when young professionals start to feel ready to take on new challenges and new positions to earn more money and realize important life goals. We live in a time when career counseling and …Read More

  2. Transsexual Sibling_Question

    Dear Dr. Beth: I have a weird question and I hope you can help me with it.  I am a 39 year old man in the Loveland area and we have a very close family. I am very close to my brothers and sisters. I was shocked on a recent visit when my brother, who is 45, told us that he is transsexual and has bee…Read More

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Terminal Ill Parent_Answer

    I am so sorry to hear about your mother’s diagnosis of breast cancer. As you well know, this disease afflicts many women and can occur at any age or stage of life. First, it is important to know that a diagnosis of breast cancer (or cancer of any kind) is not an automatic death sentence. Advances …Read More

  6. Pets in your life – What’s the right balance_Answer

    While not everyone is raised around animals, many people who are raised with pets in their families grow up to want their own homes and lives to include animal companions. Some people experience pets as a nice addition to life, but others feel animals are a lifeline to happiness and offer the uncond…Read More

  7. Valentine’s Day – How to survive it as a Single_Question

    Valentine’s Day is almost upon us.  I hate this holiday.  I don’t even know why it exists.  All it does is make me feel bad about not being in a romantic relationship.  Do you have any suggestions about how to make an unpleasant holiday more bearable to us divorced or recently broken up sing…Read More

  8. Depression – How to diagnose it_Answer

    You are suffering from a depression that has clearly become disabling in its severity.  I have dealt with many people who have experienced   depression as severe as yours.  This is a dangerous level of depression and you cannot afford to procrastinate any longer on getting help.  Some people ev…Read More

  9. Depression – How to diagnose_Question

    Dear Dr. Beth, I know I am depressed and have been for a long time, but I’m actually too depressed to get out of bed or even make a phone call to make myself get in touch with a doctor or counselor. I can barely even get myself to write this email. I hardly eat at all or shower or do any of the no…Read More