Archive for September, 2012

Intuitive Psychology, PLC is off and running in our beautiful new location. Here’s a quick look at our September offerings! You can also find all of this information on our website “Events” page at: Call 480-261-4061 to register. We so look forward to seeing you soon…

Our practice is dedicated to enhancing skill building and fostering new connections. Our innovative groups and workshops offer unique opportunities for connecting with others, educating about important psychological and wellness topics, as well as enhancing personal growth. This is also a cost effective way to get the psychological support that you need. All groups and workshops take place in comfortable surroundings that will enhance your experience of learning and relating with others. We hope to see you soon!

Thoughtful Thursdays, with Dr. Roth-Roemer the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 12:30-1:30pm,
$50 per session (Accompanying Significant Others, Caregiver or Family Members at half-price – $25)
First Series: September 27th, October 11th, October 25th, and November 8th (save 10% by prepaying the entire four week series) This workshop is open to the community.
Come learn about your brain and all the wonderful things it can do for you, if you let it, in this dynamic hour long workshop. The series will begin with fascinating and easy to understand information about new brain science and how it impacts our mood and behavior. We’ll continue on to a practical discussion of how to link this new information with familiar ways of coping and using our intuition to find our own answers. Come join the conversation and learn some new skills.
Call 480-261-4061 to register today! Space is limited to allow for an intimate setting of learning and discussion.

Fearless Fridays, with Dr. Roth-Roemer the last Friday of every month from 11am-noon,
$50 per session (Accompanying Significant Others, Caregiver or Family Members at half-price – $25)
First Series: September 28th, October 26th, November 30th, December 28th
This workshop is open to the community.
Come join Dr. Roth-Roemer on the first Friday of every month and learn how to tame the tigers of fear, stress, and anxiety, using easy to develop mindfulness and intuitive coping skills. An informative and fun-filled hour that will show your stress just who is the boss!
Call 480-261-4061 to register today! Space is limited to allow for an intimate setting of learning and discussion.

Teen Talkwith Dr. Wise, 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 4-5pm, $55 per session
First series: October 9th, October 23rd, November 13th and November 27th (save 10% by prepaying the entire four week series) Must be a current patient or have an initial evaluation with Dr. Wise to join the group.
A bi-monthly group experience aimed at identifying each teen’s present and future goals and further development of self-identity through addressing leadership, positive self-talk and social skills, with an additional emphasis on identifying and addressing environmental stressors with continued open discussion of coping strategies.  Stress management, relaxation and mindfulness techniques will be developed….along with lots of fun!
Call 480-261-4061 to register today! Space is limited to allow for an intimate setting of learning and discussion.

Living Well with Parkinson’s, with Dr. Wise 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 1-2pm,
$50 per session (Accompanying Significant Others, Caregiver or Family Members at half-price – $25)
First series: September 25th, October 9th, October 23rd, and November 13th (save 10% by prepaying the entire four week series) This workshop is open to the community.
A bi-monthly psychoeducational workshop, to address social, cognitive and emotional aspects of Parkinson’s Disease. Furthermore, we will address memory strategies that work, discuss coping strategies, and identify how positive self- talk can help with mood and stressors.  Experience our intimate setting and learn about the disease process and what we can do to help with calming, coping and survival.
Call 480-261-4061 to register today! Space is limited to allow for an intimate setting of learning and discussion.

Coming Soon:
Caring for the Caregiver –
A workshop for and about those who spend their time caring for others. You will learn about strategies to enhance mind-body-spirit, self-care practices in more than just the obvious ways.
Age is not a 4 letter word! –
A workshop for those looking for ways to enjoy and embrace the experience of growing older, wiser ,and having fun while doing it! Filled with techniques for enhancing cognitive skills, focusing on strengths and capabilities, and embracing each new chapter of life.
Manage Your Stress to Protect Your Health
New research clearly shows the link between stress and illness. Learn what you can do to manage your stress and keep yourself healthy and well day in and day out. This will be an interactive 4-part workshop series addressing the impact of mind, body, and spirit on your health and well-being.
Your Intuition and You – Curious about how to harness one of your most valuable tools? Come learn about how to use your “inner knowing” to guide you to your own answers in this thought provoking workshop.
Mindful Mondays – You’ve heard about mindfulness and want to learn more…this is the workshop for you, then. Come learn how to enhance your awareness and make purposeful choices about how to shape your life in the direction you’d like it to go.


Welcome! Intuitive Psychology, PLC  is officially open. Yay! We are a psychology practice with a new perspective on counseling aimed at helping you to find balance in all areas of your life…mind, body, and spirit. We are dedicated to helping our patients cope with major transitions in their lives, including illness, aging, injury, cognitive difficulties and other life changing circumstances. Groups begin at the end of the month. Stay tuned to hear more about Fearless FridaysThoughtful Thursdays, Mindful Mondays, Intuitive Tuesdays, Teen TalkLiving Well With Parkinson’s and more…

Intuitive Psychology, PLC
5635 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
phone: 480.261.4061


Be happy and well,
Sari Roth-Roemer, Ph.D.




What do you want out of life and how can you get it? Cut and paste the link below to see my latest Mindset column on that very topic in, pages 74-76, hot off the presses:

Great issue all about the new Arizona performing arts season. Check it out…



What Do You Want?

You can’t always get what you want. Right? The Rolling Stones even wrote a song about it. But is this really true?

What would you say if I told you that you can have pretty much anything you want to have in life? You can you know. The secret is to allow it to take shape in the way it’s going to take shape. It just may not look how you thought it would look.

Often, when we set our sights on what we want, we envision exactly how we want it to be. Now, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. It’s actually a really good start…something to aim for. The problems arise when we hold steadfastly to that vision and don’t allow it to morph and take shape given the circumstances of our lives. Our new job MUST pay X amount of dollars, our new love interest MUST have X physical attributes, our new home MUST be a single family 3-bedroom house with a pool, our health problems MUST completely recover and go into remission, we MUST lose X amount of pounds and fit into a size X. We tell ourselves that this is the way it must be and anything less won’t do. And with that, without even realizing it, we’ve put ourselves into a box of our own making. The vision itself turns into a constraint.

What if instead, you allow yourself to set a goal and then make choices along the way based on what life presents you. You get offered a decent new job that doesn’t pay as much as you would have liked, but could lead to new opportunities if you try it and stick with it. You meet a man/woman who looks completely different than you had envisioned, but is kind and considerate, making it worth going on another date to find out more. You search for that house with a pool and find you can’t afford it, so you allow yourself to consider a condo with a nice community pool and work out room, just out of curiosity. You discover your back still hurts if you do certain things, so you allow yourself to do daily excises and experiment with finding things you can still do. You lose 10 pounds instead of 20 by going to the gym and eating well, and you discover that you feel healthier and happier, despite not reaching your original weight goal. Instead of rejecting new options off-hand as not what you had originally wanted, can you allow yourself to remain open to the possibilities of what may be available to you at this point in your life…without judgment?

You see, it’s our judgments and expectations that get in our way…theyactuallyput us into our own boxes. What I mean is, most things are only “bad” or “not right“, if we tell ourselves they are. Our thoughts are just our thoughts, not the Truth with a capital T…and luckily, we can change our thoughts if we allow ourselves the option.

By letting go of the judgments and permitting ourselves to consider alternatives we open up the box. We are no longer constrained; we are free to have just about anything we want because all of a sudden we are open to the possibilities in front of us. You CAN enjoy your life, if only you allow yourself. We often resist this openness to options out of fear of loss of control. The truth is, once we are aware of the constraints and let ourselves consider new options, we often feel liberated. What we thought was control was just restriction instead! So why not just let your thoughts be just that –thoughts, instead of obstacles? Allow yourself to explore your options in life with curiosity and wonder.

So, if you find yourself feeling trapped, constrained, stuck or frustrated, maybe ask yourself, “am I considering all the options?” Be thoughtful and aware. Let yourself be curious about how things might look if you challenged yourself to look at it another way. You’re just considering the alternatives after all. Then, most importantly, listen to that inner voice of yours. It may just be trying to tell you what you need to hear…”step out of the box”…”you can have most anything you want”…”it may just look a little different than you had originally thought.”

Maybe we can’t always get exactly what we want…but we can accept and enjoy what does comes our way, if we are open to taking a new perspective.

Be happy and well,
Sari Roth-Roemer

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