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Why using appropriate words matters in our LGBTQ+ community

I am often asked why it is so important to use other words like queer, pansexual or non-binary and not “stick with the basics” like gay or lesbian. My response is because words matter! Just like our struggle to achieve same gender (or “gay”) marriage, the word...

Childhood Sexual Abuse: The Silent Shame

Warning: this column may contain content that may be triggering for some readers. This past year in my practice, I began to see both male and female clients who presented with a past history of child sexual abuse. Unfortunately, the statistics prove that someone...

Let’s Talk About Drinking and Health

I am often asked from clients and friends if I believe there is a healthy amount of alcohol that may be consumed on a regular basis. Of course, no one likes my response: actually no, there is not. However, I also like to reframe the question: how do you define...

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