Anxiety, Depression, Substance Abuse, and Gut Health

Anxiety, Depression, Substance Abuse, and Gut Health

Not a week goes by where we don’t hear from someone about gastrointestinal issues and chronic pain along with substance abuse, anxiety or depression. Over time, it has become clear that the connection between mental health and gut health is solid. ENS and CNS –...
FIGHTING FOGO: Transitioning out of the Pandemic

FIGHTING FOGO: Transitioning out of the Pandemic

As vaccines continue to roll out and the pandemic seems closer to its end, FOGO – the fear of going out – in a post-pandemic world will be a common challenge. After over a year of masks, working at home, and curbed social interactions, it is to be expected...
Psychosis – Marijuana (i.e. Cannabis), Adderall, and Other Drugs

Psychosis – Marijuana (i.e. Cannabis), Adderall, and Other Drugs

Over the last few months, there is not a week that goes by that we do not get a phone call from a distraught family whose young adult has turned into a roaring lion as a result of abusing cannabis (usually 97% Sativa) and other drugs (Adderall, Ambien, cocaine etc.)...
Sleeping: Substance Abuse and COVID

Sleeping: Substance Abuse and COVID

During this year of lockdown, schedules have been drastically altered. Here’s how COVID and substance abuse have been impacting our sleep as a result.

Renewed Hope After COVID-19 & A Year Of Trauma

Renewed Hope After COVID-19 & A Year Of Trauma

Remembering What Life Was Like Before It’s hard to believe it’s March and just a year ago I was hopping around the country just like the rest of you . I remember March so clearly like a childhood trauma stamped upon my forehead. I was privileged to present...
Fear of Flying

Fear of Flying

Those of you who work in the behavioral health care field know that when a person decides to go to treatment, whether by invitation or by other circumstances, there is usually a big gulp and an essential fear of going (i.e. a “fear of flying”) about...
Bits and Pieces – Patience, Anxiety, and Gratitude

Bits and Pieces – Patience, Anxiety, and Gratitude

As the New Year Begins and we wait for the Vaccine and for life to reopen, we must take a look at how we are able to be patient. My friend and colleague, Susan Berlin, who you may know as the talented Washington DC therapist and the founder of Capital Networking...
When Too Much Is Not Enough – The  Death of Tony Hsieh

When Too Much Is Not Enough – The Death of Tony Hsieh

The tragic death of Zappos founder who aimed to Deliver us Happiness, Tony Hsieh is alas just another example of how wealth and power does not preclude others from being surrounded by folks who feed one’s addiction in exchange for goods and services. As Forbes...