Healthy communication is the key to finding balance within a family. Most family members have dysfunctional ways of speaking to one another. Poor communication hinders the growth of the family. Many families suffer from years of unresolved conflict and never seek help.
I provide a safe and nurturing environment for families to work out their differences. I share methods for peaceful resolution that include speaking in a supportive and non-threatening manner. I show the family how to break the cycle of anger. I have helped many families practice forgiveness and once again find happiness.
This an article I wrote for Goop on the challenges of sibling relationships:
The stakes in sibling relationships are high. Whether or not you and your brother/sister are besties, the dynamics of a sibling relationship come with inherent complexities that don’t exist in our other friendships.
Trusted goop depth psychologist Carder Stout, Ph.D., who focuses on exploring the unconscious side of the psyche, has incredible insight into navigating the tricky sibling waters—from how to balance our sense of loyalty to our siblings with our own needs and wants, what to do if we feel overshadowed by a sibling (or if we worry we are the one overshadowing), to the deal with lending money to siblings, how to act if we really don’t like a sibling’s significant other, and the best way to reconnect if you’ve lost touch. Continue on Goop.com ›
Here is an article I wrote for goop about family dynamics:
What One Psychotherapist Learned about Having Kids Later in Life
If there’s a magic age to have kids, no one has found it yet. But psychotherapist Carder Stout’s account of approaching fifty with a pair of toddlers—and why he’s the better for it—makes a compelling read. Stout, who spent his thirties being single, getting sober, and developing a career as a therapist (see his insights on depth psychology), had once assumed he’d be married by twenty-five and a dad by thirty. He was wrong and, as it turns out, right in other ways.