Art and Soul-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Grief and the Arts No one is immune to grief. Loss comes in many forms. We face personal losses in the endings of relationships, the deaths of loved ones, life changing illnesses or injuries. We face collective losses of war, terrorism, … Continue reading

Resilient Parenting-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Growing Pains Life is beautiful…and difficult; a paradox that is almost always exacerbated when raising children. Parenting is a challenging career. Most jobs offer training and experience. However, when it comes to the job of parenting no proper job description … Continue reading

Letting Go-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Going Back Home Going home is complicated. Preparing for my trip home I felt familiar emotions, a mix of gladness and worry. Will I be seduced by my memories of who I once was? My young heart once ached for … Continue reading

Nature and Family Resilience-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Strengthening Family Resilience The demands of work, school, and activities can weigh us down. At times we all struggle with finding balance in our lives. However, in the midst of our challenges we also have opportunities to work through conflict and build healthy connections. What … Continue reading

Healing Transgenerational Trauma-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Transgenerational Healing “Kathy” has come into therapy to work with a lifelong history of mild anxiety and depression. Through a lens of transgenerational trauma we explore Kathy’s healing process, identifying how one generation’s reactions to a traumatic event were passed on … Continue reading

Creative New Year’s Resolutions-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Envisioning Success How many years have you made New Year’s resolutions only to look back and feel disappointed? There are many reasons resolutions don’t work. Expectations tend to be too high; we frame them with absolutes such as always or never; … Continue reading

The 5 Best Gifts for Children-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Gifts that Last a Lifetime What are the best gifts for children that truly last a lifetime? You will not find them in a box with a bow. They lack wires and screens. You will not find them on sale. These … Continue reading

Music and the HeArt of Communication-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

 The Art of Listening Communication is an art form.  When we listen deeply, we feel each other and are less isolated. Through language and sound we can cross the divide of separateness, opening the heart. I believe listening to music is a … Continue reading

My Top 40 Resilience Strategies-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Strength Based Psychotherapy There is a paradigm shift happening in the field of psychology; a change from a focus on deficits to an emphasis on resilience and strengths. In recent years researchers have looked at the traits associated with individuals who have … Continue reading