By Howard Chusid, Ed.D, LMHC, NCC Over the years of practicing Counseling Psychology, I have been asked to write letters in support of patients maintaining an animal in a condominium. The laws of most condos preclude having animals, for many reasons. People are afraid, they don’t want the mess, or they are not interested Read more about ADD/HD and a DOG- A COMBINATION MADE IN HEAVEN?[…]

Criteria For Identification of Smartphone Addiction

The nearly universal availability of smartphones in Western cultures has created a new potential for widespread abuse of the technology in ways that suggest addiction. Due to the many applications available for smartphones, vulnerable personalities are often likely to develop attachments that interfere with daily activities and promote distress and anxiety upon withdrawal.1-4 Physical symptoms can include muscle Read more about Criteria For Identification of Smartphone Addiction[…]

Considerations for saving your marriage

Dr. Howard Chusid Nobody gets married thinking they are going to want a divorce later.  Yet many married couples end up considering a split, and the rate of divorce has more than doubled in 40 years. But just because you’re thinking about divorce, doesn’t mean it’s an inevitable conclusion.  How can you tell if you Read more about Considerations for saving your marriage[…]