With Addiction, Reality is an Acquired Taste
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5524 Bee Caves Rd Suite J-8 Austin, TX 78746
518 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Offering In-Person and Online Therapy Services
I rarely read books about people's personal struggles with addiction.
Rock Bottom in Addiction: What is it and how do you know if you’re there?
I’ve been a drug and alcohol counselor for a long time, but this work still interests me.
COVID-19: It's deja vu all over again
In the last week, three of my online therapy clients have referenced the movie Groundhog Day describe life during COVID-19.
It's Okay to Admit This Sucks
Even though we are healthy and financially stable – at least for now - our lives are a dark, closed-down version of what they once were.
How to Cope During COVID-19
Here’s the stuff I’ve found most helpful during COVID-19, though these are not necessarily in order of importance.
COVID-19 and Addiction: How Online Therapy can Help
All of the uncomfortable and unpleasant facets of life during this pandemic contribute to addiction and relapse.
How safe is marijuana?
The argument for marijuana legalization is a valid one, but it often overlooks the fact that marijuana can be problematic for people.
When is it time to come to marriage counseling?
Unfortunately, couples sometimes don’t come to marriage counseling until it’s too late.
Why it's hard for guys to talk about feelings
As a mental health counselor, clients often ask me – especially guys – if it’s really necessary to talk about their feelings.
When is infidelity a sex addiction?
Not everyone who cheats is a sex addict, and not all sex addicts are cheaters.
Am I a sex addict?
Sex addiction is a fairly new term and can be especially hard to wrap one’s head around.
How women need men to listen to them
Most men have misunderstandings about how to listen to their wives.
How do you know if you're an addict or alcoholic?
On the most general level, you have a drug or alcohol problem if it creates problems in your life.
Do the 12 Steps work?
I believe that everyone is different and that the path to sobriety isn’t the same for everyone.
Problems created by the Internet
We have seen more and more clients whose problems have been created by or made worse by the Internet.
A great listening exercise
One of the things nearly every couple who comes to marriage and couples counseling struggles with is communication.
Using technology to remind yourself
It’s often difficult for people to remember what they learn or realize in therapy, even when these realizations feel important.
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