Marriage / Relationships

Ask the Therapist:  Marriage / Relationship Advice

Ask the Therapist: My son has schizophrenia and my boyfriend hates him

I’m in a wonderful relationship with a man and we are talking about getting married. My adult son , 24 yrs. has schizophrenia and asked me to come live with us. He wants to get better and needs my help…. Read more »

Sexual Interest in Relationships

Sexual Interest in Relationships: Navigating the Range Between “Low-to-No” and “High”

Richard Nicastro, PhD digs deeper into the important relationship dynamic of sexual interest.  While acknowledging the normalcy of an imbalance, he suggests the shortest route to a solution that works for both couples is understanding and empathy for these differences…. Read more »

This Valentines Day Learn to Speak Their Love Language

This Valentines Day Learn to Speak Their Love Language

Joy Nordenstrom, love coach and matchmaker, speaks to couples and singles about the importance of understanding love languages.  For Valentines Day, you can make use of this information in how you honor your sweetie (or potential love interest) in a way… Read more »

Emotional Health

Just Breathe: Kids Talk about Difficult Emotions and Using Their Breath to Relieve Stress

Just Breathe: Kids Talk About Difficult Emotions and Using the Breath to Relieve Stress

Much is known about the power of the breath to reduce stress.  Slow, deep breathing triggers the relaxation response that changes the physical and emotional responses to stress.  It decreases your heart rate, blood pressure and muscle tension.  Many throughout the… Read more »

The Importance of Sleep for Emotional Health, Brain and Body

The Importance of Sleep for Emotional Health, Brain and Body

Linda Graham, MFT examines ways that adequate sleep serves your emotional and physical health; the brain, nervous system, heart, mood and stress levels.  She offers ways to set up the conditions for replenishing sleep. I’ve often written about resilience in… Read more »

Shame Can Make You as Sick as Your Secrets

Shame: You Are Only As Sick As Your Secrets

Jennifer Lehr, MFT digs deep into her personal battle with shame and secret keeping.  As a therapist, she chooses to reveal so much of herself with the hope that others will benefit.  Unmasking shame is a very effective way to strip… Read more »

Therapy

If I Was Your Therapist

If I Was Your Therapist

If I was your therapist I’d want you to know… You’re not broken…It’s your experiences that have led to faulty beliefs that might be telling you that. I care about what happens to you…My work with you is not simply about a… Read more »

How to Make Couples Therapy Work for You

How to Make Couples Therapy Work for You

You are your partner are struggling.  Perhaps your disconnection is significant or maybe you feel committed to the relationship but see red flags waving that need addressing.  For couples who have been unsuccessful at implementing the kind of change they… Read more »

Educational Tools for Growth

Therapists, Counselors, Psychologists: Submit Your Products to The Toolbox Store

Are you a helping professional in the field of emotional and/or relationship health?  Have you created a web-based or digital product (ebook, audio program, webinar, smartphone app, etc) that can benefit those seeking further emotional and/or relationship health growth? Could… Read more »

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