Am I Crazy? When Things Fall Apart…

“I found myself curled up into the fetal position, crying. I don’t understand where this came from. Am I crazy?” “I’m falling apart at work. I get angry at the smallest things and snap at people. Sometimes I need to excuse myself from...

Surviving an Emotional Crisis Step by Step

We’ve all been there. Something happens and your emotions take over. You can no longer think clearly and logic is not an option. You are crying, enraged, hysterical, panic-stricken or controlled by any of a number of different emotions. So what do you do to...

Emotional Sensitivity and the Biology Underneath

Ever wonder why you feel so sensitive? Why even the littlest thing sends you off on an emotional roller coaster? It may have something to do with how you were born and how you grew up. The Biology of sensitivity People are born with different inherent levels of...

When emotions take over

Yesterday I was late for a meeting and I got stuck in traffic.  For those of you who live in the Bay Area, you know how frustrating that can be.  I felt like yelling at the cars around me and honking my horn, but none of that would help.  I had no...

Do you live quietly in pain?

When I first tell people I am a therapist, they inevitably end up asking for advice and often later tell me painful stories that they typically don’t share.  You see, the person that you think “has it all together” is often struggling quietly...