• Looking For The Good

    Posted on March 28, 2015 by in Anxiety, grief and loss, Psychotherapist Rockville MD

    Looking For The Good This week I was deeply touched by the plight of the passengers on the Germanwings flight that the co-pilot evidently crashed into the French Alps. My imagination returns again and again to the pilot, crew, and passengers of the doomed flight and the terror they must have experienced when they realized […]

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  • Create Your Full Life

    Posted on March 19, 2015 by in Psychotherapist Rockville MD

    Some years ago a friend, a Tarot Reader and numerologist, presented me with a Tarot card titled “Fullness of Life.” The card, picturing a creative, vital, pregnant woman, sits in a special corner of my sitting room to remind me that my intention is to live life with fullness. Wow, that sounds great! But what […]

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  • Rumi and Essential Vitality

    Posted on March 2, 2015 by in Depression, grief and loss

    Rumi and Essential Vitality This week I share with you one of my favorite poems. It holds the essence of what I think vitality is all about—showing up for yourself in your own life. You are the author of your own story, the director of your own play, the creator of your own life. One […]

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  • Looking For The Good

    Posted on February 23, 2015 by in Anxiety, Depression, grief and loss, Psychotherapist Rockville MD

    “I have come to see that there is good in every situation. Sometimes we just have to look for it.” Kayla Mueller While she was imprisoned in Syria by the Islamic State last spring, Kayla Mueller wrote these words in a letter to her family. Wise beyond her years and deeply compassionate, Kayla’s writing is […]

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  • Power Surge

    Posted on February 9, 2015 by in Depression

    Our bodies are energy systems. With attention to nutrition, exercise, and attitude, we improve the possibility of having good health. Even so, now and then life circumstances overwhelm us. I thought about this a few days ago after I witnessed an electrical transformer on a telephone pole explode with a boom, sending a ball of […]

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  • Sound Relationship

    Posted on February 4, 2015 by in grief and loss, Psychotherapist Rockville MD

    I love stories about people who adapt to whatever life tosses their way with originality and creativity. These folks follow their hearts rather than accepting outside limits or structures. And there is always a significant relationship present to support the journey. Today’s story comes from the Metro section of the Washington Post, January 31, 2015. […]

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  • No Limits

    Posted on January 26, 2015 by in grief and loss, Psychotherapist Rockville MD

    How do we find meaning and go on living creative, imaginative lives in the midst of personal challenge and tragedy? This is a query my clients and I deal with on many levels in the course of our work together. Recently I came across two true stories of men dealing with a devastating physical condition […]

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  • Change Direction By Thinking About It

    Posted on January 12, 2015 by in Psychotherapist Rockville MD

    I saw the coolest post on FB this week and added it to my Cathy Roberts Counseling FB page. For those who you who may have missed it, I include the YouTube link here. (I like the 16 second version rather than Vine as I have more time to adjust my eyes and mind and […]

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  • Be Still…

    Posted on December 22, 2014 by in Anxiety, Depression, Psychotherapist Rockville MD

    So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing. T.S. Eliot To know yourself as the Being underneath the thinker, the stillness underneath the mental noise, the love and joy underneath the pain, is freedom, salvation, enlightenment. Eckhard Tolle Read this sentence and then stop, close your eyes and take three deep […]

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  • When Bad Things Happen…

    Posted on December 15, 2014 by in Depression, grief and loss

    When Bad Things Happen…   This week was a challenge for people in our suburban DC community. A small jet crashed into a house on approach to a local airpark. Six people died in the crash; three people in the plane and a mother and her two young children in their home Similar tragedies happen […]

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