Dr Kathy's Blog

  • In times like these, we all feel a little lost, scared, and overwhelmed. You might have some very real problems right now - maybe you're worried about how you'll pay your rent, how you'll afford your medicine, or how you'll survive quarantine with your kiddos. Here's a list of resources to help you get the help you need. View Post
  • None of us was expecting this... the sudden shift in our world and the complete loss of normalcy caused by the coronavirus. As of today, much of the US is on lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and it feels like overnight, the world as we knew it is gone. To help you cope, I have put together a few tips to help you manage your fear and anxiety about coronavirus... View Post
  • Think your relationship could use a little fine-tuning, but don't know how to talk to your partner about it? You're not alone. Couples counseling gets a bad rap. Many people think that relationship counseling is all about fighting, confronting, and having huge emotional blow-ups. Truth is... it shouldn't be like this at all!

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  • If you've recently had an affair... or if you discovered that your wife or partner cheated... you're probably struggling to understand why. Truth is, infidelity is common and I believe that most people who cheat are trying to deal with some pain they're experiencing. Women cheat at about the same rate as men, but women's infidelity is talked about a lot less often... View Post
  • As we wrap up 2019, it's time to think about what you really want for yourself and your relationship in the new year. Do you want to fight less? Communicate more effectively? Feel closer? No matter what your goal, the new year is a perfect time to spruce up your relationship. Here are a few things you can do to make yours shiny and bright as we start 2020... View Post
  • The holidays aren't joyful for everyone. In fact, for many, the holidays remind us of what we're missing... or more specifically, who we're missing. My mother passed away suddenly 7 years ago, just before the holidays, and I remember the exquisite pain of that first Christmas. It was so overwhelming that my sister and I only had the energy to decorate a branch. View Post
  • Most of us go home for the holidays; many of us aren't looking forward to it. The number one reason: awkward and messy family conversations about politics. We all know the usual advice - don't talk about politics with family, don't poke the bear, just avoid it - but what if you can't? What if you... View Post
  • Does the thought of sitting down to a holiday meal with your family make you want to run away and hide? If so, you’re not alone. We all know the holidays are meant to be a joyous time, but for many, the holidays are a time when painful relationship issues, family problems, and toxic topics surface ….  And this create some very tense and unpleasant situations. View Post