It’s hard to find a family that hasn’t been affected by suicide. Suicide is the 10th-leading cause of death in the United States. You hear about it on the news, or from a friend or co-worker who’s dealing with the pain of losing a loved one. Personally and Professionally As a therapist I’m trained to […]
Lately the new “buzz word” in my field is teaching children “coping skills.” Coping by definition: Coping means to invest one’s own conscious effort, to solve personal and interpersonal problems, in order to try to master, minimize or tolerate stress and conflict. I see it everywhere and here I’ll explain the difference in coping and […]
“It’s a labor of love.” That’s how Dr. Clay describes his work with Charity Patch and the group of Quest Project young men that show up every Saturday during the summer to help.
I don’t watch a lot of T.V., however I do watch the local and national news. It’s important to know and be aware of what’s happening locally and around the country. One universal message you hear at both levels are stories of boys in trouble. For me as a PhD, Licensed Professional Counselor working with […]
When a young man completes The Quest Project®, he’s successfully completed 10-weeks of intensive therapy processes! For that, we celebrate with a big graduation ceremony recognizing the work.
When an article on boys gets published and catches my eye, I like to share my thoughts with you! This one was written by a mom raising a 12 year old boy; “Raising Better Boys” was in USA Today and here’s what caught my attention. In the midst of innumerable allegations bringing white-hot attention to […]
What a significant year for The Quest Project®, and for me personally! Life is a journey and when you allow yourself to grow and expand, it will enhance your mission. Meeting a New Friend When Peter McGennis, filmmaker/producer from Buffalo New York, contacted me about featuring The Quest Project in his upcoming documentary “Within Reach” […]
The New York Times ran an op-ed piece by a psychologist/father titled “It’s Dangerous to Be a Boy.” He tells a story about dealing with a situation his son was having as a young man. In part it went like this… After years together laughing and riding their tricycles and then bikes up and down […]
We have an epidemic of absent fathers. Sad but true. Here I’ll outline the three most prevalent types. Emotionally Absent This dad may be present in the home physically, but emotionally he’s somewhere else. Maybe he works long hours; he’s out early in the morning and home in time for dinner. He’s a hard worker […]
As an avid researcher, when I detect a shift or change in adolescent behavior, I dig in with the goal of determining the cause. Naturally as the facilitator of The Quest Project-A Modern Day Rite-of-Passage program for adolescent boys my observations are “real time and accurate!”