Marriage / Relationships

Wives, Is Resentment Creeping Into Your Marriage?

Wives, Is Resentment Sneaking up on Your Marriage?

Resentment in marriage can take more forms than you might realize.  Claire Hatch, LCSW looks at how resentment can creep in as boredom and how to tell the difference between this and simply being in a rut.   Feeling a… Read more »

Dating Fatigue:  Take a Break for a More Positive Mindset

Dating Fatigue: Take a Break for a More Positive Mindset

Clinton Power, Australian relationship counselor, looks at the benefits of taking a break from dating to reset your thinking, be self-reflective and ultimately be more open and ready for the kind of relationship you really want when you get back… Read more »

Scheduled Sex?  Oh the Horror!

Scheduled Sex? Oh the Horror!

Richard Nicastro, PhD believes scheduled sex can be a good thing for many couples.  He challenges some of the beliefs and “shoulds” around this topic as it relates to sexual intimacy in marriage and relationships. We can all see the… Read more »

Emotional Health

Disempower Your Shame

Disempower Your Shame

Shame is sneaky.  It lurks in the shadows.  Shame is secretive and compelling in it’s ability to impact the way you feel about yourself at the very core.  But in your creativity and wisdom you have learned to deploy defense… Read more »

Happiness and Life Meaning:  Both Important to Well-Being

Happiness and Life Meaning: Both Important to Well-Being

Linda Graham, MFT looks at the power of life meaning, perhaps even over happiness.  She offers an exercise in which to invite both to foster resilience and well-being.  Research was recently published in the Journal of Positive Psychology that discovered… Read more »

Be Your Own Therapist:  3 Questions to Ask Yourself

Be Your Own Therapist: 3 Questions to Ask Yourself

Something is off.  Happiness and peace are alluding you.  Perhaps your relationships are disastrous or you generally feel blocked in some way. Most of us can relate to the experience of being off track.  It could be an unexplainable blip… Read more »

Therapy

Marriage Counseling is not What You Might Think

Marriage Counseling is Not What You Might Think

If you think marriage counseling is only for couples who are at the end of their ropes, you might be missing a number of opportunities to improve your marriage in ways that might actually help you avoid getting to “the… Read more »

Deeper Level Change in Individual Therapy

Deeper Level Change in Individual Therapy

People come to therapy with varying expectations about the process and usually what they share is an awareness that something isn’t working for them and they are in distress emotionally or in their relationships – or both!  I see my… Read more »

Insights into Childhood Trauma

Insights into Childhood Trauma

The umbrella of trauma may be broader than many realize.  It’s not only about experiencing clear-cut physical or sexual abuse, neglect or other horrible events leaving you with a sense of helplessness; if as a child you experienced your environment… Read more »

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