Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a complex disorder that is said to affect 2 % of the population. It is more commonly diagnosed in women and frequently occurs with other mental illnesses including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and eating disorders. Being diagnosed with BPD can be scary, frustrating, and comforting- to know that other people are experiencing similar symptoms and …

Growing up with a Self-Centered Parent

Let’s face it, being a parent is a tough job! It is a difficult responsibility that doesn’t come with any instructions and there is no one “right way” to parent. Throughout my years of working with children and adults, I have noticed the significant harm that can come from being brought up by a self-centered parent. There is such a …

Helpful Tips for a Smooth Transition Back to School

School will be starting in just a few weeks!  This can be a difficult transition for some students and some parents.  Some parents look forward to having their children will be back in school and having a more structured schedule, while others feel sad that their child will be away all day and busy with homework and school activities.  Returning …

Suicidal and Scared

I have worked with a number of clients who experience suicidal thoughts. Many people experience suicidal thoughts at some point in their life. Having suicidal thoughts doesn’t mean that you are “crazy”, or that you should be “locked up”. So many of the people I have worked with our afraid that if they are honest about their suicidal thoughts that …

School Refusal: Why Doesn’t My Child Want to go to School?

School Refusal:  Why Doesn’t My Child Want to go to School? A parent can feel very frustrated when a child begins to not want to go to school.  If this happens to your child there are several of things that you can do to help your child be able to return to school.  It is important to listen to your child …

Teens and Suicide: How to help your teenager from making the deadly decision

Teens and Suicides:  How to help your teenager from making the deadly decision Currently in the Denver Metro area, some high schools have had to deal with the deaths of their students’ by suicide.  Last year it was the high school that I graduated from and that my nephew attends.  Every year we hear about children and adolescents ending their lives.  These …