Category Archives: Bowen Theory

Is it Therapy, or Text a Friend? What’s Going on With the New Wave of Text Therapy Services?

A quick google search for “text therapy” brings up an advertisement for the “best Virtual Therapy Services of 2021”. (https://www.top10.com/online-therapy). Celebrities routinely promote these services as affordable, convenient, and life changing. Many of the sites are tailored to specific groups providing couple, LGBTQ, Christian, and teen therapy. (To learn more about a systems view of therapy

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Finding Individuality During Pandemic-Induced Family Togetherness

When shelter-in-place began families almost celebrated the opportunity for increased time together. Adults lucky enough to work from home and able to afford it (big ifs) embraced the opportunity to slow down. Parents relished the breather from carpool, after-school activities, errands, social obligations and the keeping-up-with-the-Jones’ rat race. They instituted game nights, Zoom chats with

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You’re Not the Boss of Me/You Don’t Care About Me

Togetherness and Individuality are Fundamental Life Forces As recently as this June I had been anticipating a relatively laid-back summer. No big plans on the horizon after a lovely summer vacation. The Yiddish expression for what actually happened is, “Mann Tracht, Un Gott Lacht.” (“Man plans and God laughs.”) Instead of weeks of imagined leisure

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“I” Power

“I” POWER “I” Power. The humble pronoun: “I” “he” “she” ”it”” we” “you” “they” “us”.  What difference does a little tiny pronoun really make?  I believe that the smallest of all, the simple, “I,” stands the mightiest of them all. There is a special power in the “I” position. (It is the only one that

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Introducing Neuroptimal Neurofeedback

I’m excited to announce the addition of Neuroptimal® neurofeedback in my private practice! Neurofeedback began in the late 50’s and 60’s as a reward system that could alter brain activity*.  Neuroptimal® brand neurofeedback (NO) is a modern and improved version of traditional neurofeedback, relying exclusively on a view of the brain “as an intelligent, self-organizing

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