The Think Tank

Conflict Resolution: A Starting Point

I attended a wedding recently where I was able to spend time with both the bride’s and the groom’s family in the days of preparation leading up to the start...Read more

Healing the Wounds of Sexual Abuse

I recently encountered a lovely young woman in my counseling office (who has graciously agreed to be featured anonymously in this article). She is an accomplished academic with advanced degrees,...Read more

Becoming Strong: The Child Within

Where does this ache in the human soul come from? We all have it. Why are there feelings inside of me and they remind me of when I was 10?...Read more

Don't Look at Me in that Tone of Voice

Have you noticed that you occasionally have what seems like a disproportionate reaction to something someone says or does? I can recall plenty of times when my wife and I...Read more

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Open to Life: Hope in Every Season

As we cycle, again, through the Church season of Lent and now enjoy 50 days of Easter celebration, I reflect on the ways that God is always offering...Read more

What's Behind that 'Look'?

Despite having been married for almost 8 years now and 7 kids later, my wife and I still give each other 'looks' that can be deceiving or misconstrued....Read more

Understanding Hidden Trauma

I write this column to reflect on my experience of clients who don't have a clear cut trauma, who wonder where their symptoms and pain come from and...Read more

Emotional Strength and Parenting.

My little girl is afraid of the dark. She won't go down the hallway in the evening, she wakes up once a night to get a back rub...Read more

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