March 22, 2017

I think this nicely sums up the goal of my therapeutic approach:

"Instead of backing away from negative emotions, accept them. Acknowledge how you are feeling without rushing to change your emotional state. Many people find it helpful to breathe slowly and deeply while...

February 23, 2017


Some interesting new research findings have come out revealing the long-term effects of psychotherapy. This great article by Jill Suttie reviews the research on how psychotherapy can improve your personality.

Here are some highlights if you don't have time to read t...

November 10, 2016

This week has stirred up a lot of emotions for just about everybody. For many, it can be hard to process the feelings that are coming up, especially when feeling disappointed, hopeless, or threatened. Here are some tips for dealing with these emotions:

1. Give yourself...

November 4, 2016

The theme of stress at work needs little introduction. According to one survey, over 80% of Americans experience stress at work.

An idea that I try to incorporate into my clinical work is that one of the primary antidotes to stress is compassion, for ourselves and for t...

October 20, 2016

“The dark does not destroy the light; it defines it. It's our fear of the dark that casts our joy into the shadows.”  ― Brené Brown.

What is EMDR?

EMDR is an effective psychotherapy that helps people reduce their traumatic memories and / or anxiety levels. EMDR...

June 15, 2016

Last week I had the tremendous honor of being invited to the White House to attend a panel discussion on Mental Health in America. The panel was part of a series hosted at the White House called "Making Health Care Better." I watched the Surgeon General of the United S...

June 9, 2016

Your day/week/month/year feels like it’s off to a bad start. You would have liked for things to be going more smoothly, experiencing more ease. But they’re not. For a multitude of reasons, your ship is off course and you can’t seem to get back on track.

What is your int...

June 1, 2016

Welcome to the Towson Therapy Collaborative Blog! We at the Towson Therapy Collaborative are incredibly excited to be launching our new website and blog. Our intention is to use this space to provide useful information and practical tips for living with less stress, en...

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