Guidelines for Being a Sports Parent

Being a parent is a difficult that is at best gut instinct and trial and error learning. Being a sports parent just raises the bar that much more. The role of the sports parent depends on many factors including the nature of the sport,  age and temperament of the child,...
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Does Psychotherapy via the Internet Work?

As a psychologist, I am always looking at ways to be more efficient and effective in working with my clients. I came across a very interesting study reported in an online publication called, the Science Daily.  The article headline was “Psychotherapy Via Internet as Good as/ if...
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Psychologist Finds Effective Treatment for Alcohol and PTSD

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association by well- known psychologist and researcher Dr. Edna Foa, found that those treated with prolonged exposure therapy and medication did the best in lowering percentage of drinking days and cravings when compared to...
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Reasons for Seeing a Psychologist

There are a great many reasons why people seek out the help of a psychologist. As a practicing psychologist for almost 40 years now, I have been consulted for many of them. The most common reasons people seek out a psychologist is that they are having problems and either want to...
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The Psychologist’s Role in Sports

Over the past 20 years, the psychologist’s role in sports has been increasing significantly and much more publicly. Recently, Wimbled,on tennis champion Andy Murray publicly acknowledged the help he received from working with a psychologist. His coach, a former world champion as...
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A Psychologist’s Approach for Treatment of Depression

As a cognitive behavioral psychologist, I view most depressions as the result of negative or maladaptive thinking. However, whenever someone is referred for depression, I always take a full history and do a comprehensive evaluation to determine the type of depression and how...
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A Psychologist’s Approach to Hyperactivity

As a psychologist and former school psychologist, I have followed with interest the growing number of articles and studies that suggest the diagnosis of hyperactivity and attention deficit disorder is being given too readily as is the tendency to put individuals, especially...
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How a Psychologist treats Flying Phobia

As a psychologist who has treated many individuals who suffer a Flying Phobia or the fear of flying, I can tell you that by having ta avoid flying, people have missed important family occasions and even lost out on major jobs and promotions. An even larger number of people fly...
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Counseling for Men’s Issues

As more and more men are seeking psychological treatment for a wide range of male related issues, there seems to be less male therapists around to work with them. Over the past 20 years or so many more females than males have entered the psychology and related professions. Just...
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Anger Management for Men

In my psychotherapy practice I often see men who are referred to me by their wives or by therapists who are seeing couples and feel the “male” is in need of anger management. Sometimes, the male is in complete agreement and at other times, they are reluctant participants. Using a...
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