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May 1, 2018

Narcissists, Sex and Fidelity

Adapted from articles by Sam Vankin and By Alexander Burgemeester

There are two types of narcissists regarding sexuality:

The somatic narcissist (hyperactive sexually).

The cerebral narcissist (hypoactive sexually).

Sex for any narcissist is an...

January 10, 2017

Did you know children and teens often show depression differently than adults? Irritability, oppositional behavior, anger...these can be symptoms of depression for youth that are often overlooked and instead of getting help and extra gentleness and love, they get punis...

November 23, 2016

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! You might think of this holiday as a day to eat ‘til gorged and sit around resting your belly, watching football. For some, part of the day is spent listening to the bark and hiss of your family fighting about some unresolved thing again! Yikes. How...

October 25, 2016

26 months ago, something changed for soldiers who acquired PTSD during their service. They were given their honor back. That is what happened to my client last week.
Last week, I experienced that kind of happy awe that gets me straight in the heart. I got to be the mes...

June 16, 2016

A few weeks ago, Shirley Manson, singer of the popular rock band Garbage came out publicly with her story of sexual trauma at age 13.  In an interview with Billboard magazine she describes the lifelong pain and feelings of low self worth and insecurity connected to a h...

July 3, 2015

Excellent, quick inspirational video from Cedar-Sinai Hospital which has an art curator filling every wall with thought provoking and vibrant contemporary art.  It has been called L.A.'s greatest Art Secret.

Yes!  The hospitals I have been in usually have the equivalent...

June 5, 2015

Parents worry about what teenagers are exposed to in the world, but what they should be concerned about more is what their teenagers see them doing.  Studies show that the core attachments of a young person are usually their parents, and how they cope with the world ma...

April 10, 2015

Freedom of choice is one of the greatest gifts of a healthy body, mind and spirit.  Addiction to substances and behaviors are by definition the loss of the power of choice or the inability to discontinue the addiction despite negative consequences.  The trickiest piece...

March 29, 2015

"My best race so far" was the instagrammed news yesterday from Sunny in Oceanside California, where he had just completed the IRONMAN 70.3 in 6 hours 20 minutes that morning.  At 45 years old, Sunny's abs, psychological drive and spirit of commitment are on par with ot...

March 27, 2015

"Play is the highest form of research"    - Albert Einstein.  I am generally more oriented towards Expressive Art Therapy for work with children, but I do use Play Therapy Techniques everyday working with kids in Santa Ana School District this year! I see children as p...

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Sexual Trauma is not a diagnosis or mental health condition, it is an experience. Just ask Shirley Manson.

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