Abuse

Meditation Stones

I use Meditation and Guided Relaxation to slow down, calm myself and feel more balanced in my life. I always keep an assortment of guided meditation and relaxation recordings on my computer, smartphone and mp3 player to help me relax when I am stressed and anxious. At work or home, when I need a break, […]






Post image for PTSD? “There’s An App For That”

PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) is an understandable response to a terrible traumatic situation. The trauma can be from war, abuse, assault and other experiences that cause intrusive distressing thoughts, feelings, images and anxiety that impair quality of life and daily functioning. Managing symptoms can be challenging and overwhelming. When I work with clients with PTSD, we focus […]






Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Are Traumatized

The Penn State Scandal. Focus is on the Cover Up. What about the Victims?






Yes To Healthy Sexuality

Recently I went to the Spring meeting of the Wisconsin chapter of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) organization that I have belonged to for over twenty years. What a wonderful group we have in Wisconsin. We learned more about complicated topics such as diagnosis and treatment of women's pelvic and […]






Winter Blues or Seasonal Affective Disorder?

The holidays are over. The days are long. It's dark going to work and dark when you get home. Kind of depressing. How do you tell when you are experiencing the temporary blahs due to winter –  changes in sunlight, cold weather and post holiday let down –  or a more serious depression such as […]