EMDR and Sex Addiction

It may not be easy to quiet the sirens of one’s healthy sexual desires, and even more difficult when those desires have become addictive. When I work with sex addiction, I engage any number of modalities or techniques to help my clients make their way out of the maze of compulsions and bottom-line behaviors (behaviors representing one’s addiction) onto the guided…

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The Dynamic Duo of Sex and Money: An Interview with Debra L. Kaplan on PsychCentral

Sex & Intimacy in the Digital Age is a blog on PsychCentral about sexual addiction, sexual problems, adultery and cheating in this age of constant connectedness and unlimited, immediate pornography by Robert Weiss LCSW. Debra L. Kaplan, and her recent publication, Exploring Sexual & Financial Betrayal in Relationships was the subject of an interview with…

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The Wolf of Wall Street meets For Love and Money

December 25, 2013 we will see the advent of another Christmas and dare-I-say the much anticipated release of, The Wolf of Wall Street. It  is a visually titillating biography that depicts the story of Jordan Belfort, a stockbroker who rose to great financial heights in the eighties and nineties only to crash and burn by the hand of his own gluttony…

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The Healing Lane: Reflections of My Recovery Journey

My EMDR Story on PBS by Sara Palmer  (Reprinted here with permission) Wednesday, October 23, 2013 When I started down the Healing Lane many months ago, I had no idea of what I was really embarking upon. After all, how could I? I had spent years on the Road of Dis-Ease, causing physical and emotional…

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Do You See What I See? Identifying Dysfunction in the Family System

In “Fabled Truths and Family Lies,” published in The Meadows’ Meadowlark Summer 2010 newsletter, I wrote about a client’s experience with childhood sexual and emotional abuse, her skewed self-doubt, and her perceptions surrounding that abuse in her family-of-origin. Specifically, I addressed the challenges that arose for Leah* as she confronted her family’s collusion and denial…

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