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Testing 1-2- 3 Is He (or She) Ready for Marriage?

One of life’s biggest events is getting married. If you want to marry, how do you know if he (or she) is right for you, and is really ready to commit to a lifelong union?  Chemistry and other concerns are important. You can also...

How to Avoid Being Emotionally Drained by the News

Many of us have ups and downs. We all encounter both good and bad things during the day. Sometimes it can be more of one than the other. This is completely normal. We’ve all dealt with mentally, physically, and emotionally draining things at some...

Resistance, the Crippled Self, ISTDP and a Path to Freedom

Let’s face it, if you are like most people, you sometimes bury feelings and memories that are just too anxiety provoking, painful, or frightening. If your childhood was painful and chaotic, stuffing frightening and uncomfortable emotions was likely the only choice you had at...

Hurting the One You Love

You’ve heard the song and the lyrics. “You always hurt the one you love, the one you should not hurt at all; You always take the sweetest rose, and crush it till the petals fall; You always break the kindest heart, with a hasty word you can't...

Mind-Mapping and Clarity – Whiteboards for Therapy Breakthroughs

Have you ever considered using a whiteboard in a therapy session? People looking for help from a therapist don't expect to see a whiteboard in the office and I never had one.  However, several years ago, a client brought a whiteboard into a session...

Relearning as an Adult What You Didn’t Learn as a Child

Do you remember hearing the phrase as a child, “Do as I say, not as I do”? Everyone makes mistakes. So of course parents want you to listen to their words and not copy their actions. Unfortunately, that’s not how we learn best. When...

Keys to Effective Communication

Assertive communication is the best way to dialogue effectively. It is okay to have your needs met and speak about what is bothering you, however, you have to communicate your needs in a way that is going to be well-received and heard. There are five ...

“Mundane” is not “Insignificant”

The courtship had been romance-novel perfect.  There were grand gestures – he filled her apartment with long-stemmed red roses; she packed a gourmet picnic basket and drove him to a secluded beach.  He picked her up after work one ...

Let’s Talk about the Sexual Response Cycle

I see women and men who come into my practice every day because their doctor told them their sexual dysfunction all in their head or their partner gave them an ultimatum. The origins of their dysfunction vary, from sexual abuse to situational. They al...

Learning to Forgive

When tackling emotionally-upsetting experiences, often the last piece to fall into place is forgiveness. We can clear our anger, sadness and fear reactions and still not have completely cleared our connection to memories because of a lack of forgivenes...

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