Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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Let’s talk about High Functioning Depression…The Silent Mental Illness

Often when we think of depression, we imagine an individual who struggles with completing all tasks of daily living, a flawed or grim perspective on any and everything, one who is isolative from family and friends and even one who has endorsed feelings of...

Why should I get premarital counseling?

Statistically speaking couples who receive premarital counseling had a 30% higher marital success rate than those who did not. Premarital counseling is more educational in nature and on average last about 8 sessions. Work, sex, chores, finances, and communication are the top 5 sources...

Seven Ways to be Grateful this Holiday Season

Giving thanks
The holiday season is thought of as a time to celebrate and spend time with loved ones. This can be difficult for many people for a variety of reasons. If the holidays are a difficult time for you, and you are willing to try...

The Many Faces of Anxiety

The aim of anxiety is to help you pay attention and to provide you with energy. You may dislike the way it makes you feel, but that’s the point: As with all negative emotions, the primary way in which anxiety motivates you to take action involves...

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...

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How Saying “No” Can be Good for You

Saying “no” can be good for you when you are setting a limit. Setting boundaries can be difficult at times, especially with certain people,...

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