How Making Aliyah / Moving Abroad Can Take A Toll On Your Mental Health And What You Can Do About It.

Published on July 8, 2018

Making Aaliyah can be tough. Being in a new oleh can be very challenging and bring up new challenges that you may not have experienced in the past.

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Why Staying Together for the Kids Isn’t Doing Anyone Any Favours

Published on February 12, 2018

Micki Lavin-Pell, is a marriage and family therapist of 15+ years, married to Gaby Pell for nearly 18 years +4 kids.   She specializes in helping couples navigate challenges at different stages of their lives and deal with attachment issues that often plague relationships using Emotionally Focused Couples therapy. She co-hosts a podcast featured on, called Real Relationships and can be found on her website

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Going to Therapy: A Hop of Faith

Published on January 28, 2018

Sure, your therapist will encourage you to be open, and he will reassure you that you can trust him. But how can you be sure?

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Beginnings & Endings: Making Sense of Life Changes

Published on January 16, 2018

The holiday season has ended, the parties and festivities subsided, and we come back to…

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You and Your Body

Published on December 11, 2017

Your body is not all of who you are, but it is a constant. You are in relationship with your body always.

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Showing Up Just The Way You Are

Published on December 10, 2017

As we approach the holiday season and celebrations are upon us we can feel very…

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Sating the Binge

Published on December 5, 2017

Bingeing is an issue of physiological needs and emotional nourishment. If we attend to these, we can find peace with food, our bodies, and our minds.

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MEXICO’S EARTHQUAKE 2017:  My Experience as a Psychotherapist

Published on November 30, 2017

A short summary of my service with Isra AID in Mexico 2017 where I went as a psychotherapist in order to help survivors and educators to deal with grief, loss, and trauma. Using many of the same therapeutic tools I use in my private practice we were able to bring victims to where they felt able to deal with the calamity that visited upon them and start rebuilding themselves and their lives again.

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Am I Depressed or Just Sad?

Published on November 7, 2017

Growing up, I remember people saying, “I’m so depressed.” What made them so depressed? Various…

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If you don’t use it, you lose it.

Published on November 1, 2017

We have an innate ability to adapt to new conditions. This ability enables us to…

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Separation Anxiety

Published on October 30, 2017

When we hear the term “Separation Anxiety,” we often think of young children off to pre-school, crying because they don’t want their parents to leave. But Separation Anxiety can come any time your child leaves the nest — especially at college age. And it’s not just limited to the child — parents can also experience Separation Anxiety when their child leaves them.

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On Becoming a Personal Scientist: Living in the half-full glass

Published on October 26, 2017

The half-full glass is the antidote to the half-empty one.

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The Power of Art Therapy for Emotional Healing

Published on October 17, 2017

People often ask me, “What is art therapy and how does it work?” Art therapy…

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Slogans for High Holiday Stress

Published on September 13, 2017

High Holidays bring us many opportunities for joyousness. Visiting with family and friends we may not have seen for awhile and getting to indulge in a meditative prayer may certainly be elements of the holiday season we look forward to and enjoy. But then there is the stress…

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