By: Dr. Jeremy Fink, LCSW Psy.D. | July, 21st, 2017
Recent statistics about why people break up suggest that distance, cheating, and loss of interest are the most likely reasons for a relationship ending, whereas parental or friend disapproval is cited at just at 3.5%, the least likely reason*.
Does this indicate that, in general, one’s family and friends are not that interested or aware of their loved one’s relationships? Or, is it that...READ MORE
By: Dr. Jeremy Fink, LCSW, Psy.D. | June, 19th, 2017
Sleep is essential for good health; however, we know very little about it. We spend a third of our lives sleeping, there isn’t a single activity that humans do more of, yet we don’t fully understand its purpose. There is no “normal” amount of sleep, one person’s 9 hours may be equivalent to another’s 6. Whatever amount of sleep one needs, it is estimated that as much as 50% of people aren’t getting enough of it...READ MORE
By: Dr. Jeremy Fink, LCSW, Psy.D. | May, 17th, 2017
You have heard of psychotherapy before. You know what it is, and it is likely that you or someone you know has attended a psychotherapy session. You may have taken a psychology 101 class in college, seen a television show about psychotherapy, or read about it in a magazine. You also may be searching the web and getting referrals from friends, searching for a psychotherapist who can help you or a family member...READ MORE
By: Dr. Jeremy Fink, LCSW, Psy.D. | April, 16th, 2017
This statue stands at a local park in Malibu. Those of you who are residents likely know exactly where it stands. The kids love it. My daughter likes to climb the feet, while it functions as safe for the older children who are playing tag.
The question that often arises amongst the tribes of children that visit: what is it?
Obviously it's a hammer. But....READ MORE
THE INVENTION OF ADD
By: Dr. Jeremy Fink, LCSW, Psy.D. | March, 7th, 2017
Playing with my daughter at the park here in Malibu an older boy, 3-years old, pushed her off the slide. “No!” Yelled the child’s mother. “You’re getting a timeout!” I was down on my knees attending to my daughter when a looming figure swooped overhead and grabbed the boy by the wrist. “Sorry, my son has ADD,” the mother explained....READ MORE
Finalizing Your Divorce And Its Effect On Your Children
By: Dr. Jeremy Fink, LCSW, Psy.D. | February, 18th, 2017
The divorce is not yet finalized. One of you is living in the house and the other is renting something large enough for the children. What you’ve been through during the past few months, past few years, has been devastating. It’s impossible not to be preoccupied, but also there is some relief in the finality of your decision. You’re no longer frightened and confused by the threat of losing the security of your relationship, you’ve developed acceptance. The hurt and overwhelmed has certainly dissipated and you’re beginning to move on; however you worry... READ MORE
By: Dr. Jeremy Fink, LCSW, Psy.D. | January, 31st, 2017
Most children who go to psychotherapy in the age range of between 2 and 7 years-old generally are doing some form of play therapy. There is a great misconception by parents and even some in the mental health field that it’s just playing. Once a parent compared their child’s play therapy sessions to...READ MORE