Michele Gargan, PsyD Susan thinks Jack is a space cadet. Jack thinks Susan is a control freak. Elaine thinks Mary is indecisive. Mary thinks Elaine is impulsive. Fred overwhelms people with his presence. Nobody ever
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by Allison Bell, Psy.D and Michele Gargan, Psy.D Have you ever noticed that the language that we use to express some of our strongest feeling states and reactions makes reference to the body? “I have
You've heard of this thing called contra dancing and you find yourself at the Guiding Star Grange, having also heard that this is the Mecca of contra groove. Maybe you're a newbie, uncertain if you
By Allison Bell Dancing at the Guiding Star Grange is about participating in the link between past and present. It is revival and survival, keeping traditions alive while interweaving them with new spirit and creativity.
Parenting requires shared weight too, the weight of responsibility, whether it's running errands, covering for the other parent while they attend to something else imperative, the share of an agreement or an exchange. The most wonderful parenting moments occur when you can feel at ease in the shared aspect of the role, when you know the other parent can be relied upon, counted on to bear an equitable share of the weight of the task.
Clients often want to know what makes for a “good divorce”. They instinctively know that keeping their children front and center in their divorce process will make for a better outcome for everyone in the
Once again, we found ourselves at Terminal 4, in the evening hustle and bustle of international departures at JFK. Another year, and another trip our daughter was taking to study abroad, this time heading into
It's a New Year, and the "Polar Vortex" is upon us all. Really. The entire country is submerged in Arctic air. It's warmer in Antarctica than in Minnesota. It's an upside-down world. Relationships, too, move
The Neutral Facilitator helps the clients and Team identify options that best address BOTH clients' interests and concerns.
The Neutral Collaborative Facilitator leads this meeting of the full team, clients and professionals, as we begin to explore what the clients' actual concerns are in this dispute.