Cognitive Therapy

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Signs and Symptoms

The signs and symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

Over 6.6 million people (one out of every 40 people) suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCS). This disorder often begins at times of emotional stress, major life transitions, health problems, and events representing new levels of responsibility. OCD is a very time-consuming disorder and, according to the DSM-IV,

By |July 17th, 2008|Anxiety, Blog, Hoarding, Phobias|0 Comments

Childhood Sexual Abuse Colors The World Dark

Childhood sexual abuse has only become a societal issue in the past several decades. Consequently there is a lack of research, much of which began in the 1980’s. Finkelhor and Brown (1986) defined sexual abuse as any sexual activity involving a child under eighteen in which the other person is five or more years older

Criteria for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

“I have heard of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), but never understood what it is. Could you provide some information about this disorder?”

PTSD is an anxiety disorder that is related to surviving a traumatic event, in which you feel your life or someone else’s life is threatened. These events can be catastrophic, such as natural disasters,

By |April 9th, 2008|Blog, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)|0 Comments

The downward spiral of hope: Complex Grieving in Children

Hurricane Katrina taught us alot about the grieving process in children. Unless the situation was a dramatic event, such as discovering the body of a parent who committed suicide or being a war refugee child, children’s symptoms are often overlooked. But unexpected deaths by natural causes, accidents, or motor vehicle accidents can cause acting out,

By |August 22nd, 2007|Blog, Children, Grief|0 Comments

Marriage | If you could Read my Mind

“I shouldn’t have to say anything! If you love me you should spend more time getting to know me and you should know how I feel.” Sound familiar? Often a woman believes that if a man loves her, he should intuitively understand what she is thinking or feeling. This may come as a shock to

By |July 24th, 2007|Adults, Blog, Marriage, Relationships|0 Comments