Latest Entries

From Distant to BFF

Can you imagine going from a distant relationship with your dad to having him as your BFF? I would say this is the dream of many a boy and man and many a girl and woman. My housemate’s father lives in far-away Hawaii and dreams this dream. Many of the clients I have seen over… Read the full article

Mother and Daughter Dancing

Announcing the “Play with me” workshop

`Play is the way into the heart of a child. It is a way to joyfully be with others. Here’s a chance to: Discover the value of play Learn approaches for playing with children and others Reflect on your parenting style: what you feel good about and what you’d like to change Talk about your… Read the full article

Play with me!

Mother’s Day 2021 is rapidly approaching. It is a complex day. How do we honor the person who birthed us and/or who raised us? What do we feel toward this human being? What I do know is that lifelong relationships are not simple. There is pleasure, angst, anger, disappointment, resentment, sadness, and moments of joy…. Read the full article

Celebrating Women

Women are wonderful humans! We are smart, capable and perceptive. We are resilient and passionate. In the face of calamity, we find solutions….

Valentines in Quarantine

LOVE DURING LOCKDOWN This article was published by the North West Local in February 2021. Among many other things, such as Black History month and President’s Day, February is the month of love, of Valentine’s Day!This year Valentine’s Day will be unlike any other in our known histories.Some of us will venture out to restaurants… Read the full article

Exciting news!!

On February 27, 2021, I will be leading a workshop at the international American Group Psychotherapy Association annual conference. The workshop title is “The Creation of an Online Group for Elders in the Time of Corona.” I have been facilitating an online group for elders since April 2020. When the pandemic began, I recognized that… Read the full article

Kings and Queens for a day

This article was published by the Northwest Local in December 2020. My sisters and I are constantly vying for queendom. It’s something we have been doing since we were little, undoubtedly because we did not get enough love and attention from our mother. She was actually the queen. She was beautiful, vivacious and desirous and… Read the full article

The Blue Balloon

Yesterday, I was canoeing on my favorite stream in the Pine Barrens in New Jersey with my family. As we paddled, keeping our eyes pealed for turtles, I saw a scintillating blue object floating on the water. Getting closer, it became obvious that this object was a star-shaped, metallic balloon. While its color was completely… Read the full article

My interview on Businesstalk Radio interviewed me on July 10th, 2020! The interview will give you a sense of who I am and how I became a therapist….as a kid, trying to help my parents get along better. I still believe that people, regardless of race  or class differences, can get along better than they do. People need to… Read the full article

House Meetings

What would we do without house meetings? What did our life look like before house meetings? That I can tell you. Our household was full of tension. People would be yelling up and down the stairs to get each other’s attention. People, me for one, would ask family members about things while they were busy… Read the full article