Back to School and Bully’s — “Safe Haven or what?”

BE A FRIEND DON’T BE A BULLY At the end of this past school year I noticed the above electric sign outside of a local elementary school. Now that school is back in session, it seems like the right  time to address the issue of bullying and the impact on our children in the West Los […]

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Father’s and Daughter’s – “Daddy’s Little Girl”

As a psychoanalyst I treat families.  The configuration may change but  everyone is part of a larger family unit.  When I  focus on  fathers and daughters, a particular pattern emerges.  I often observe Dads  who are unsure  how to relate to their daughters.  There is frequently a sense of bewilderment in how to stay close […]

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Babies are Everywhere! The insidious nature of infertility.

You’re out running a routine errand when you see one pregnant woman walking with a toddler in a stroller and a pre-schooler walking alongside. You turn the corner and there’s a pregnant woman sitting at a sidewalk café talking with her friend who is holding her own baby. You meet your friend for lunch who […]

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The Deepest Bond: Our First Love

There is no more important bond in one’s life in shaping future relationships than that of a baby’s relationship to his or her mother. But as mothers will often say, “Nobody gave me the manual.” This is why I’d like to introduce you to the work of Dr. Beatrice Beebe. Have you ever attended a […]

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Baby Care

  Carrie Tyia Grange Isaacson, a first year candidate at ICP, talks to San Diego Fox News about colicky babies.  Grange Isaacson is interested in the impact  colic can have on families long after the crying stops.  In this interview she underscores the importance of caregiver self care and discusses some new research linking colic […]

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