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Angry Entitlement

April 8, 2021

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 […]

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Food Addiction

March 11, 2021

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 […]

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

February 8, 2021

A client, we will call Timothy, made an initial appointment with me at JourneyPure Melbourne 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 […]

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2021-The Year of Redemption

January 7, 2021

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 […]

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Are you proud of your behavior?

December 9, 2020

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 […]

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Love: The most powerful force in the world

November 9, 2020

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 […]

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The Coronavirus Comeback

October 7, 2020

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 […]

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Back to School : COVID Edition

September 9, 2020

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 […]

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Emotional Impact of COVID-19

August 10, 2020

As COVID 19 continues to linger across our nation, the effects of the virus are becoming clear.  While the physical toll the virus takes on those afflicted is obvious, we are starting to see how quarantine and “shelter in place” […]

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Cultural Borderline Personality Style

July 15, 2020

Let’s imagine that a client named Linda walks into my clinical office complaining about emotional instability and difficulty with interpersonal relationships.  As I conduct my assessment, I ask her to describe her emotional reactivity and she recounts numerous instances in […]

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