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Expert Witness Reports

When a lawyer asks an expert to write a report, it is usually with some ambivalence. On the one hand, he/she does not want to tip his/her hand prematurely regarding legal strategies. On the other hand, the expert can be an articulate spokesperson for the purpose of…

Five Important Habits of Self Motivated People

Through the years, I have treated many successful clients who were not necessarily the most talented nor the most intelligent people whom I have met. However, there were several traits that they shared that led to their success.

1. Structure: Life and work in particular has a rhythm to…

Forensic Psychology and Clinical Psychology

There is an old saying in psychology that  “if you treat don’t testify, and if you testify don’t treat”. It is typical for me to receive a referral from a client having a difficult time with his or her child or spouse and wants me to treat them and…

Ways to Reduce Stress

Stress is a part of daily life. Moderate stress can actually be healthy it can  serve as a motivator that focuses the mind and helps us to prioritize our activities. However, when stress reaches a certain level it becomes debilitating and may lead to health problems such as tension…

Ten Tips to Make Your Day to Day Life Easier

1. Try not to bite off more than you can chew

Many people try to accomplish too much in one day and then get frustrated.

2. Do not volunteer for any activity that you truly do not want to do.

Many people want to be “nice guys” and then resent it afterwards….

What Builds Self-Esteem?

That is an interesting question with a relatively easy answer. Success. In an age where every child gets a trophy, gradeflation is epidemic, and there are fewer opportunities for competition, egos are protected against failure. Not really. The false god of empty praise yields no protection against the storms…

How to Find a Psychologist in Aventura, Boca Raton, and Coral Gables

If you’ve been looking for a psychologist in Aventura, Boca Raton, and Coral Gables, chances are you need someone who is available and accessible. The office should be conveniently located to your home and/or job, and hours need to accommodate your work and school schedules. You then need to…

Couples and Boundaries

The basic task for contented and healthy relationships is to figure out what’s mine, what’s yours, and what’s ours. This includes not only material goods but rights, privileges, and responsibilities. This is accomplished by setting boundaries, lines of demarcation. Each person needs to let the other know what is…

Stress in Today’s Workplace

Ever consider how much more stressful the work environment is today compared to even 10 years ago? We have so much more gadgetry. Our email needs to be checked. Our cell phones need to be answered. In mid conversation we are interrupted by a text…

New Mom’s and Stress

Motherhood is still the most respected role in our society. It brings great pleasure and fulfillment. However, it also brings a significant amount of stress. This is particularly true for the new mother. She tends to have high expectations of herself and may have little experience with her new…