Columnists: Amy Adelman

Grief and loss

• Grief and loss are closely related. Grief is hard and is our response to loss. Grief is personal. What…read more

Choosing to be positive

Human animals, as the top of the food chain, are different from other animals. We humans are able to express…read more

Childhood obesity

There is a new book out, “The Heavy,” by Dara-Lynn Weiss. She had an article published in the April 2012 edition of Vogue…read more


The root of the word “anxiety” comes from the Latin term anxius, meaning a condition of agitation and distress. The…read more


“Loneliness is a feeling of being separated, isolated or disconnected from others without a choice.”(James Huber)* Loneliness is scary, often invoking…read more

Autism spectrum disorders

Autism is a neurological/behavioral disorder whose essential features are the presence of markedly abnormal or impaired development in social interaction…read more

Challenges of aging

We live in a youth-obsessed society where it pays to “look young.” But the truth is that “the population of adults 65 and older in the…read more


Recently the suicides of two well-known and beloved people have brought this issue into the limelight. The deaths of Philip Seymour Hoffman, age 47, and Robin Williams, age…read more

Can we change feelings of hatred?

Frequently therapists are contacted by clients who believe they have irrational feelings that are outside of their control. They want…read more