Advice For Parents Of Kids 6-10

Family Counseling Insights brought to you by Patricia McTague-Loft Styles of parenting are almost as individual and unique as parents themselves. Some parents just wing it, figuring that loving their kids and providing for their basic needs is just fine, thank you....

Why We Get Angry And What To Do About It

Individual Counseling Insights From Westlake Village-Based Patricia McTague-Loft In the Disney film Inside Out, Riley — the young protagonist of the film — deals with five emotions: Joy, sadness anger, fear and disgust. In the movie, each emotion actually exists as a...

Which Way To Happiness?

Individual Counseling Insights From Westlake Village-Based Patricia McTague-Loft For some people happiness is not really a profound subject. They equate happiness with an emotion, a pleasant feeling you enjoy in the moment. But many serious thinkers and philosophers...

It’s Been How Long Since You Had Sex?

Marriage Counseling Insights From Westlake Village-Based Patricia McTague-Loft Time is an intriguing subject. Think about some notable event in your life. The time you spent on your dream vacation. Or the number of years since a loved one passed away. Or the time...

How To Enhance That “Other” Kind Of Intimacy

Marriage Counseling Insights From Westlake Village-Based Patricia McTague-Loft Young people, naturally enough, typically have a pretty straightforward idea of intimacy, and it usually begins and ends with physical intimacy. In a mature relationship, though, intimacy...

Four Signs of Serious Trouble In A Relationship

Marriage Counseling Insights From Westlake Village-Based Patricia McTague-Loft Every romantic relationship has its own unique arc. From the moment you first meet you’re on a path that literally no other couple has traveled. Certainly, your pattern might have begun...

Is Wearing Prada Really So Bad?

Individual Counseling Insights From Westlake Village-Based Patricia McTague-Loft Human behavior is a fascinating subject. We often tread onto that territory in response to something your partner or a friend has done. It begins innocently enough with a simple question:...

The Magical Effects Of Physical Touch

Individual Counseling Insights From Westlake Village-Based Patricia McTague-Loft Many people — okay, let’s go out on a limb and say most people — enjoy a good therapeutic massage. It’s also not much of a stretch to extend that observation a bit and say that a nice...