Santa Fe School Shooting – Boys and Violence

May 19, 2018

Boys are getting lost, in school and at home. They don’t have a voice. Boys becoming men is an important topic that is not being addressed, and we are seeing the problematic outcome of this. The tragic Santa Fe School Shooting, is one of far too many cases of a young male expressing inner turmoil […]

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Mental Health In Your Older Years

September 2, 2017

Mental Health in one’s older years (which is deemed age 60 and above), is an important topic. 1 in 4 older Americans will experience some type of mental illness in their lives (source: My Medicare Matters in partnership with Mental Health America). 1 in 5 older adults experience mental health concerns that are not a […]

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Holidays, Men, and Politics – Intertwined?

December 21, 2016

The latest timely topic in the news includes a debate about the song: ‘Baby it’s cold outside’. This is an oldie holiday song currently being picked at/debated on social media as unacceptable male behavior, inferring the women is the victim. It concerns me that holidays cannot be holidays with songs from the past to simply be […]

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Coach Hinson’s Rant – What Do Males Need To Achieve? Myth Vs. Reality

December 20, 2013

FOX News Channel’s ‘Your World With Neil Cavuto’ called upon my expertise as a Psychotherapist and Human Behavior Expert to discuss college basketball coach Barry Hinson’s on air rant post his team’s loss. Eric Bolling was in for Neil of which Eric, myself, and Larry Winget had an interesting debate which aired LIVE on 12/19/13. […]

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Men Look At Women’s Bodies – Dr. Karen Ruskin On Your World With Neil Cavuto

October 30, 2013

It was a blast sharing laughs with Neil Cavuto and his team during a LIVE segment on FOX News Channel’s ‘Your World With Neil Cavuto’. The topic: Men Look At Women’s Bodies! Now that’s a surprise?  Hence, the laughter. It is not a shock to learn that men look at women’s bodies. Jee whiz, women […]

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Men’s Self Esteem Decreases When Wife Is More Successful? Should Women “Lean In”?

September 8, 2013

The Boston Globe called upon my expertise as a marriage therapist to discuss my reaction to a new study that suggests the self esteem of men is impacted by the success of their partner. Does a man’s self esteem decrease when the wife is more successful then them? In addition, Sheryl Sandberg’s “lean in” philosophy […]

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Win Back Your Girlfriend – Men’s Health Magazine With Dr. Karen Ruskin

October 26, 2012

When it comes to the boyfriend – girlfriend relationship, everyone will make mistakes. Hopefully the mistakes made you can learn from. The question is: can you rebound from a relationship mistake and win back your girlfriend? Grant Stoddard for Men’s Health Magazine interviewed this relationship expert; Dr. Karen Ruskin where I shared: “do not push a pull […]

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Men – Reverse A Bad Impression With 5 Steps

June 29, 2012

Can men reverse a bad impression that they have made with a potential love interest or current partner? Can men redeem themselves, or once an impression has been made is that it, case closed, all is lost? The answer: YES! Redemption can indeed be had, men can reverse a bad impression with the right strategies. […]

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First Date After Divorce – 11 Tips For Men

February 24, 2012

A first date after divorce can be potentially nerve wracking. Men want tips, and I am here to offer the concrete advice those men are in need of. Imagine this scenario:  you are a man who married the woman you have been with since High School, have never had any other girlfriends, never dated, and […]

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the Military

August 8, 2011

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is often discussed when it comes to the military. When military personnel return home one of the most common problems diagnosed is: PTSD. As a marriage and family therapist I am interested in raising awareness so we can help get rid of the stigma associated with the behavioral health issues of […]

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