• Angry Entitlement

    As I settled in at the high school ball game, there was a sense of excitement in the air as fans and student athletes braced for what was sure to be an intense matchup between two great teams. Parents and other fans staked their claim to good stadium seats as they tried to sit around Continue Reading

  • Food Addiction

    Ever since I was a little kid I have loved to eat healthy foods. I was that little eight-year-old who would gladly pile my plate with broccoli, green beans, or whatever vegetable my mother might have cooked on a given night. As a matter fact, I have fond memories of sitting down with my family Continue Reading

  • Behavioral Activation: Ways to begin to get out of anxiety and depression

    A client, we will call Timothy, made an initial appointment with me at Florida Counseling Centers several years ago to talk about his struggle with symptoms of anxiety and depression. Timothy’s story was not all that unusual in many ways. He struggled to sleep through the night, his appetite was off, his thoughts about his Continue Reading

  • 2021-The Year of Redemption

    2021 – The Year of Redemption Most of us have known someone who has been through a significant trauma that caused symptoms of PTSD and many of us have even experienced this kind of trauma personally.  The DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) states that this “Big-T Trauma” is caused by exposure to Continue Reading

  • Are you proud of your behavior?

    Several years ago, my wife and I took our kids to the beach on a beautiful Florida afternoon. We decided it might be nice to take a walk as a family, so we gathered all three kids and started a leisurely stroll together. My wife and I walked side by side as we spoke with Continue Reading

  • Love: The most powerful force in the world

    I want to tell you about three conversations I have had over the last several weeks that capture the current spirit of our times in fairly dramatic fashion.  The first conversation was with a young man enrolled as a senior in a local high school who was concerned about all the changes and challenges presented Continue Reading

  • The Coronavirus Comeback

    It was Game 1 of the 1995 NBA Eastern Conference Finals and the Indiana Pacers were down 6 points to the New York Knicks with just 18 seconds left.  It looked like Reggie Miller’s Pacers would surely lose the battle and go in to game 2 having lost a heartbreaker.  Then, the miraculous happened.  It Continue Reading

  • Back to School : COVID Edition

    In the next few weeks, children all over the country will be returning to school during one of the most unusual and challenging times of our generation.  Although there is still a debate on whether or not this is a prudent idea at this point, the reality is the return to school is an inevitability.  Regardless Continue Reading