Ask a Psychologist

As a psychologist, I get asked tons of questions by clients, friends, and family. I’ve created this section of my website as a place to address questions I hear frequently with the hope the answers will be helpful to others. Do you have a question you’ve always wanted to ask? If so, please email me. Chances are other people may have the same question. I will post a new question and answer every few weeks, so please check back.

Helping When a Loved One Has Cancer

March 20, 2014

I just learned my friend was diagnosed with cancer. How can I be most supportive? How can I help?

How can I make my romantic relationship better?

February 10, 2014

How can I make my romantic relationship better?

Sticking with a New Year’s Resolution

January 3, 2014

I always set New Year's resolutions, but I can never stick with them. How can I make this year's resolution different?

Mindful Eating

November 14, 2013

How can I avoid over-eating this holiday season?

Sex and Our Daughters

September 13, 2013

How do I talk to my daughter about sex?

A new school year is upon us…

August 9, 2013

What can I do to help prepare my child for a successful school year?

Babies and Sleep

June 13, 2013

What's the best approach to get a baby to sleep through the night?

Kindergarten Early Entry

May 2, 2013

My child seems advanced for her age, but her birthday falls after the cut-off date to start Kindergarten next year. Is early entry into Kindergarten a good idea?

AD/HD and Medication

March 25, 2013

My child has just been diagnosed with AD/HD, but I’m hesitant to start medication. Are there other options?

Temper Tantrums

February 26, 2013

When my child is having a temper tantrum, what is the best course of action? Should I talk to him calmly, ignore him, or try to reason with him? I want to help him learn to control his emotions.