The Black and African-American experience, like so many, cannot be generalized. Our experience is rich and complex. Although African Americans share in some experiences, each person’s experience is unique to them. Due to the historically traumatic relationship that African Americans have had with large institutions and healthcare systems in the U.S., in addition to existing […]
Remaining Mindful of Our Attachment to Definitions
As a mental health professional, I often encourage my clients to name their experiences. Giving a name to the feelings that we experience allows us to have a better sense of understanding and groundedness. At the same time, this can take away the magic of the unknown and weaken our ability to find comfort in […]
Are You A Helicopter Parent, Despite Your Best Effort Not To Be?
With the competitive nature of college acceptances, the rising norm of GPAs that far exceed 4.0, and SAT/ ACT scores that border on perfection, it’s no wonder why parents are becoming increasingly anxious about their child’s ability to get a fair chance at a decent future after high school. Many parents these days come from […]
As a parent, do you trust that you are the expert on your child?
In an age when parenting books and blogs, therapists, behavioral modification specialists, shadows and family coaches are just a swipe away, it can be easy for parents to feel they have lost their status as “experts” when it comes to their children. As a mental health professional specializing in families and children, I often meet […]