Internet/Text/Social Media

Social Media and Teen Depression – Is there a link?

November 16, 2017

The relationship one has with their social media devices is just that, a relationship. Some have a healthy relationship with social media and some do not. I have often spoken about this very topic on TV on various news programs discussing that our phone has become an appendage. In my counseling practice, social media has […]

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Addicted To Your Phone?

October 8, 2016

During an interview on The O’Reilly Factor on FOX News on October 6th 2016, I entered the No Spin Zone to discuss technology and it’s effect on our every day lives. Bill O’Reilly asked me for my observations regarding phone addiction and I shared on air that I am seeing a compulsion, a need, and […]

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What Is Cheating?

July 26, 2015

For my regular readers, as you know I have written much on the topic of cheating, as well have appeared often on television, radio, and quoted in a variety of print media sharing my tips and perspectives on a wide variety of hot topics as it relates to cheating. Today’s article offers my readers the […]

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Pay Attention To Your Spouse ‘Unplug’ – Relationship Tips

January 18, 2015

In a world where we are plugged in 24/7; from Facebook to Twitter to texting to emails… paying attention to your spouse, to your mate, any relationship you are in – deserves and requires your attention if it is to grow. As a Marriage Therapist and Relationship Counselor I provide relationship tips to help couples […]

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Social Media – Outlet For Adults To Verbally Assault

August 31, 2014

A Psychotherapist With A Voice: Opinion Piece – – We expect children to communicate with intellectualism when in conflict with another simply based upon having a difference of opinion. We expect children not to use social media as an outlet to verbally assault others. Yet painfully I am all too aware from my own experience […]

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Kids And Technology – Long Car Rides

August 10, 2014

Kids and technology – many debate regarding quality and quantity. The age of children and how long they should have their eyes looking at a screen is often in question. Through the years I have shared my insights and tips on television: Social Media Impact On Children – Are Kids Too Plugged In? (e.g., FOX […]

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Facebook Study Manipulates News Feed -Psychotherapist Reacts

July 3, 2014

Facebook conducted a psychological experiment on users. Specifically the research involved the manipulation of Facebook users’ News Feed. A group of researchers altered the algorithm for what shows up in the News Feed for 689,003 people. One group was shown fewer posts containing words thought to evoke positive emotions, while another group was shown fewer […]

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Social Media PreNups – Hurt By Your Partner’s Post Or Told Not To Post

June 5, 2014

Can you believe it? Social Media Pre-Nups are indeed a real thing. In brief, that is; drawing up a document with your partner regarding what is acceptable to post via social media vs. what is not. Too many couples experience hurt due to something their partner posts via social media. In my work with men […]

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Carrie Underwood And Revenge Videos By Female Artists – Good Or Bad For Women?

January 25, 2013

Carrie Underwood released a video for her new single “Two BlackĀ Cadillacs”. Revenge videos by female artists such as this one is not the first nor will it be the last. The question is; are these types of violent videos good or bad for women? Yahoo Shine interviewed this Psychotherapist and Marriage and Family Therapist to […]

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Manti Te’o And Online Relationships – Can You Really Fall In Love Without Meeting Someone?

January 18, 2013

Our mind is very powerful! We can create all kinds of realities in our mind and believe them. Can you really fall in love without meeting someone? Certainly you can, but as I explained LIVE on air on WWL-AM/FM this morning; it is not a long lasting healthy full love if you have the wall […]

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