Cut Thanksgiving Stress in Four Easy Steps

The holidays are supposed to be a welcome break from the stresses of work. However, for some who are returning home to break bread with their families, often find themselves frustrated and stressed as they attempt to deal with family issues and old dysfunctional patterns of behavior.  Holidays can also be difficult for an individual who has lost a family member or whose family or a support network is far away.  Link to the article.

The economy is still trying to recover and for many, the holidays are an in your face reminder that budgets are still tight and gift giving is difficult.  The holidays are also a difficult time for those trying to manage their weight.  Trying to say no to Aunt Jenny’s apple pie can be quite difficult when trying to count carbs especially when you know she makes great pies. A  recent article published by  the American Psychological Association has helpful holiday tips for parents with young children and those watching their waist lines. Link to the article.

Dr. Karen Wolman

As a Licensed Psychologist, Dr. Wolman offers professional guidance, support, education, and treatment in a safe and caring environment. Dr. Karen Wolman has conducted Psychological Evaluations and Psychotherapy since 1993. She has been in private practice in the Southwest Orlando area since 2001. She has extensive training and experience working with individuals ranging in age from 10 to 88. She treats those with varying levels of psychological distress such as depression and anxiety. Dr. Wolman is bilingual and understands the culture of those who speak the Spanish language.

Can We Help You?

Have you ever thought to yourself: “Maybe I should talk to an unbiased psychologist to help me sort through some issues rather than my friend or family member?”

If you have experienced any of the following it would benefit you to talk to Dr. Wolman:

  • Is your career interfering with your relationships?
  • Are you having trouble getting along with your co-workers?
  • Is your relationship getting stagnant?
  • Do you have a problem communicating with your partner?
  • Are you a caregiver whose responsibilities have become overwhelming?
  • Do you experience headaches, muscle tension or stomach aches due to a demanding work/ life schedule?
  • Have others told you that you have been snappy and irritable lately and is it effecting your work or relationships?
  • Do you dread waking up in the morning and facing the day?
  • Do you worry a lot and feel like you are not enjoying things like you used to?
  • Is your family unable to accept your sexual orientation? Do you feel you have to hide your sexual orientation from your co-workers or boss?


Life choices can sometimes be overwhelming. Why not get help to make better, smarter choices? For example, Dr. Wolman can help you focus on issues such as weight loss and management using a proven, scientific, behavioral approach.

Happy Couples

When disagreements arise, how well do you communicate with your partner? Working with a trained psychologist can help you learn more effective tools to help strengthen your relationship and avoid the common pitfalls of relationship stress. Learn how to express and receive caring thoughts and behaviors that have lasting positive changes.


When you are suddenly faced with loss, the support of family and friends is very important. It is also beneficial to obtain the help of a licensed psychologist who can guide you through the grief process.


Teen Age Stresses


The stresses of middle and high school can be overwhelming.  Therapy can help with coping strategies.