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September 10, 2014

The teen brain goes through a significant "wiring" period from the ages of 12-24.  Research shows that alcohol use can harm this "wiring".



Alcohol acts like a computer virus in a teen brain that:

• Slows or shuts down brain activity

• Damages neuro-connections

• Negatively alters the brain’s pleasure-reward circuitry

• Decreases the abil...

September 4, 2014

I am honored to introduce myself and my very first blog post!  This is a little new to me, so it's a little bit nerve racking!  A little bit about me...


I've been practicing therapy since 2003, and have been licensed since 2008.  I graduated from Pepperdine University in 2004 with a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology with an...

September 4, 2014

I have to admit, I feel like this sometimes.  And I haven't met a couple who hasn't brought this, or similar issues, up in therapy:


"My husband thinks that watching TV together is spending time together."

"She's addicted to Facebook."

"He's on the computer so much, I told him he should've married it!"

"All she wants to do is play Candy C...

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