Spring Cleaning

It’s that time of the year again!  Time to clean out the garage, scrub the floors, and wash the cars.  Spring is in the air!  So what are your spring cleaning traditions?  Maybe cleaning isn’t your thing.  Maybe you work in your garden, pulling out the dead from last year and making room for the new growth.  Are there more …

Who Do You Trust?

Who Do You Trust? I just finished reading an article that was posted on the Denver Channel News (http://www.thedenverchannel.com/money/business-news/in-god-we-trust-but-not-each-other).  The article describes how Americans have significantly decreased their trust in one another.  Reportedly, after a recent survey, Americans believe that only about one-third of people can be trusted; a significant decrease from a similar survey done 40 years ago.  So …

Why Eating Disorders Aren’t Just About Control

As a psychologist working with individuals who struggle in their relationship with food; it feels frustrating when I hear others (especially other mental health providers!) saying that eating disorders happen to people because they are “controlling”.  Yes, I do think that many people who have an eating disorder often feel that many things in their life are out of their …

Why Do I Always Crave The Same Food?

Trusted Therapy, Inc Tonya McFarland, PsyD Licensed Clinical Psychologist 1030 Johnson Rd, Suite # 280 Golden, CO  80401 303-709-5897 trustedtherapy.com tonya@trustedtherapy.com Why Do I Always Crave the Same Food? Trusted Therapy, Inc                             Tonya McFarland, PsyD.  For me it’s ice cream.  I can eat ice cream in the dead of winter or for breakfast.  So why is it that I like …

When Our Healers Hurt

Trusted Therapy, Inc Tonya McFarland, PsyD Licensed Clinical Psychologist 1030 Johnson Rd, Suite # 280 Golden, CO  80401 303-709-5897 trustedtherapy.com tonya@trustedtherapy.com When Our Healers Hurt After the recent mass casualty incidents in the United States during the past several years, I wonder how these experiences have impacted our healthcare professionals.  This topic has become of greater importance to me because …

Benefits of Pet Ownership

If you’ve ever worked with me or spent more than five minutes with me, you likely know the importance I place on my dogs.  Having grown up with multiple four legged pets throughout my childhood, I understand the benefits of sharing my life with these furry companions.  As a child I didn’t know the research behind pet ownership, but what …