Rebecca O. Stadtner, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Petaluma Psychologist Blog

Thoughts on Feeling Good . . . and Bad

The sun was finally out after days of rain.  The week before, the repeat of an old family story had triggered yet another instant replay of familiar and unwanted feelings. The way I had reacted…

Saying “Yes” When You Want to Say “No”

Do you find yourself saying “yes” when you want to say “no?”  Maybe you agree to shop with a friend, when you want to spend the day on a project.  Or you say “yes” when…

Grief and Loss: Occupying the Empty Space

Grief and Loss:  Occupying the Empty Space When my old dog died a couple of years ago, I tumbled into a state of full-blown grief.  My world had changed overnight.  Her presence had provided a…