You Are Not Alone – Grief

Grief is not a word people often think of when discussing baby making. But according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention 1 in 8 couples of childbearing age are infertile. So you see, grief is the word that is often used in my psychotherapy practice. Historically girls grow up with a tendency of [...]

You Are Not Alone – Grief2012-12-21T17:11:57+00:00

Married But Alone

Our society has an expected story of us: find love, get married, have children. Many women get in the frenzy of this expectation and lose sight of what is important: self-love. As a therapist, I meet women every week who suffer from a loneliness syndrome; each one of them is married. These women take care [...]

Married But Alone2012-09-10T07:39:32+00:00

Relationships and Gadgets

Do we have too many gadgets in our life? I ponder this question as I sit in the living room on a Friday night with my husband. We are both watching TV, playing on our smart phones, and here and there insert a conversation. Are we committed to any of the three items we are [...]

Relationships and Gadgets2012-01-30T20:08:17+00:00

Who Said Holidays Were Happy Times?

As I flip through the channels on TV, laying in bed, and thinking, I decide to take out my laptop and start writing. I hate how all the movies and sitcoms are about the holidays. You may be reading this and saying, well du-uh Alina, that’s nothing new. Or you maybe reading this and saying, [...]

Who Said Holidays Were Happy Times?2012-01-01T21:38:34+00:00

Surviving the Holidays: 10 Tips for Adult Children of an Alcoholic

Holidays bring up lots of emotions and if you are not aware of particularly the sad ones, this can be a difficult time of the year. If you grew up in a house where at least one of your parents was an alcoholic, you may be wondering to yourself “how am I going to survive [...]

Surviving the Holidays: 10 Tips for Adult Children of an Alcoholic2011-12-15T21:32:13+00:00