M is for Mothers

Opinions about motherhood have changed over the years, but maybe never as much as they did in the mid to late 1980s as far as the message that women and […] Read more »

A Touchy Subject

In my work with teenagers and young adults I have witnessed a trend that disturbs me.  In recent months I have had to deal with young men—high school and college […] Read more »


I love irony.  As I sit down to write this, A Time Magazine cover story is giving the message to stop overparenting.  HA! Read more »

Teacups – A Need for a Chip in the China

I recently read that colleges have a name for the current generation of incoming students. They call them “teacups.” This is because they are beautiful and fragile and have been […] Read more »

When Life Becomes Too Painful

Our region has had more than its share of bridge jumpers this summer. The Tappan Zee has always been a "popular" suicide spot due to the low guardrails and most-likely-fatal […] Read more »

Let the Sun Shine In

Well, hallelujah, the sun finally came out! Doesn’t it seem like the first six months of 2009 were filled with just bad, unpredictable, strange weather? Read more »

Graduates — Onward

Because the largest percentage of my practice is focused on teenagers and, in particular, twelfth graders, this is an exciting time of year for me. I feel like I relive […] Read more »

The Human Cost of Freedom

Just recently, a soldier killed five of his fellow GIs in Iraq. This was not the first tragedy of this kind, nor is it likely to be the last. The […] Read more »

Panic or Patience?

I will not pretend to understand the ins and outs of the economy or the real estate market. I do know that there is supposedly no such thing as a […] Read more »

Sharing the Season

Last month’s issue of the River Journal featured a story by David Nielson regarding the changes in his life since he had children. In particular, he talked about how so […] Read more »