Fly The Friendly Skies

By |March 19th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Fly the Friendly Skies?
When you look at the recent run of high profile airline incidents, it is easy for us to get lost in the drama of the drama of the he said she said and forget to ask ourselves why these incidents are happening all of a sudden and even better yet…what can […]

Treating the Person Versus Treating A Diagnosis

By |January 21st, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Every day in my practice I am asked by a client what diagnosis they have or by a parent what the diagnosis is for their family member. What I always tell clients is that while I understand that they would like to hear exactly what is wrong so we can fix it…the truth is […]

Michael’s Golden Rule

By |January 21st, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

I have been seeing clients for almost 10 years now and I have been asked several times that if I could only give one piece of advice to a client, what would that advice be? I always hated that question in the past because it was almost impossible to answer it, but with experience I…

Bullying Hurts: How Bullying Takes Our Brain’s Ability to Adapt and Turns it Against Us.

By |January 7th, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Everyday in my practice, I hear the story of a child being bullied and how badly it affects them. Each story is different, but the results are much the same. Parents, counselors, and teachers across the country are reporting significant increases in incidents of bullying. Recent research has indicated that as many as 35% […]

Could PTSD Be a Significant Cause in Police Shootings?

By |July 19th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

With the proliferation of cell-phones, live-streaming, dash-cameras, and body cameras, Americans have been inundated with footage of police incidents that often leave people wondering why and how something happened, who was to blame, and what can be done to fix the problem. Just last week, two incidents with police in St. Paul, Mn & […]

Time to Change The Conversation: What We Should Be Learning From Celebrity Deaths

By |August 12th, 2014|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

I have no doubt that at this very moment I am one of many professionals who are racing to write an article or have a comment ready to address the sudden suicide of actor/comedian Robin Williams. There will be the typical theories from the likes of Dr. Drew who will discuss the role of […]

The Question Nobody is Asking: Why Are America’s Youth So Preoccupied With Getting High?

By |June 10th, 2014|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

In my busy plano counseling practice, seeing clients with addiction problems is about as common as a family doctor seeing a client with a cold. By far and away, substance abuse problems are the most common reasons parents/families will bring a young client into my practice. When asked what the next step is, I […]

What Is Really Going On With This “Knock-Out Game”?

By |June 10th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

It seems like everyday we are reading an article or watching a feature on the local news about somebody being attacked randomly on the news. In my own city of Dallas, two elderly men have been attacked in the last two weeks as they were walking out of a restaurant. In each case, they were attacked […]

How To Let Your Child Fail The Right Way

By |June 10th, 2014|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

All over the news we have heard interviews with psychologists and counselors discussing the rising levels of narcissism and entitlement among young adults in this country. The reasons are many and there is plenty of blame to go around. I could spend time rehashing the arguments but you probably have already heard the reasons and I already […]

Why Have We Lost So Many Great Artists to Substance Abuse?

By |June 10th, 2014|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

When the first reports of Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s death came in a few months ago, my first thought was sadness that another great actor passed away. After the initial thoughts and emotions faded, I couldn’t help but wonder why these deaths continue to happen. So many great actors and musicians have passed away over the past 20…