The Think Tank

Rhythms, Order and Pace

Life is picking back up. Employees are going back to work, school started (probably online), kids sports are (mostly) back and the world's massive slow down will come to an...Read more

Do I Need Counseling?

When I meet with new clients, one of my first questions is “What brings you to counseling at this time in your life?” Or to put it simply, “Why seek...Read more

Shame and Redemption

One of the most pervasive yet underrecognized issues that I witness in my therapy practice is shame. It is common for people to use the words “guilt” and “shame” interchangeably....Read more

Do You Know Your Needs?

In 1943, American Psychologist Abraham Maslow released a paper called “A Theory of Human Motivation,” a groundbreaking work that exposed others to his thoughts about human needs.

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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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