Category: Individual Therapy

The Cure For Anxiety?

Pretty bold claim to make, don't you think?  That there is a cure for something so commonplace in our society today that it plagues nearly everyone from time to time, and some...

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Mindfulness

Today, there are many different therapy techniques used to help people move from a place of "stuckness" to a fulfilled life. There is so much information on-line on self help....

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Why I Don’t Give Advice

It's pretty common for people to seek out a counselor to get some advice.  They want answers, a referee, an expert to tell them how to get out of the place they find themselves...

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Why Is Marriage So Hard?

Why is marriage so hard? We meet the person who fits us perfectly and the love flows so freely, it is difficult to imagine it could ever be hard. So why is it so tough? I have 4...

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Finding Happily Ever After

Have you been looking for happily ever after? Let’s face it. Deep down, that’s what we all want – for the struggle to end, the ease to begin. We want the comfort of having our...

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What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

What took down the gloriously engineered Titanic ship wasn't the massive iceberg that was visible. It was the smaller, below water, out of sight, non-visible iceberg, below that...

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Hope, Gratitude and Giving Thanks

Good, emotional health is about knowing what works! Knowing your own strengths, your own happiness, and where you feel grounded is important for good, emotional health. Do you...

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I Feel Abandoned In My Marriage

If you read part one of abandonment, you have a bit of an understanding of how abandonment feelings are created in your life. What this looks like in current life, as an adult,...

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The Power of Gratitude

Gratitude is one of the best daily practices you can foster.  If you are on Facebook, you have likely seen posts about the gratitude challenge, asking people to post, for seven...

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Why is it all My fault?

Do you ever wonder how your spouse seemed one way when you first met but then turned out to be a totally different person after a few years?? At first, you can’t imagine how this...

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How To Develop Patience

Oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy.  Be careful what you ask for and for SURE be careful what you pray for.  If you have prayed or otherwise asked the Universe for the trait of...

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Resentment and Anger in Marriage

Resentment is defined as “Bitter indignation at having been treated unfairly.” (Wikipedia, 2013) Feeling piqued and angry, indignation takes energy, is depleting, and taints the...

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Where Does Narcissism Come From?

Let me begin today by saying that I am not a fan of labels at all.  I think that labels are for people who need to group people together for their own purposes, like insurance...

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Struggling with Infertility

Becoming a parent may not be hard for most. But those who struggle with infertility know the heartache that comes with being unable to become a parent the way “everybody else...

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Heart of Gratitude

Without the trust of clients it is not possible to provide good therapy. “We are all faced with a series of great opportunities - brilliantly disguised as insoluable problems.” -...

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Love and Anxiety

For the purpose of this blog, I’m discussing anxiousness that many people feel that takes away their ability to be present or stable during relationship conflict. Many people...

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The Shame Pimp

The Shame Pimp

The Shame Pimp steals your time, hope, and self-respect. What makes you doubt your abilities? What steals your joy? Becoming disillusioned by shame creates over reactions and...

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Healing Emotional Hurts

Healing emotional pain is a rewarding journey, filled with barriers. Making healthy changes includes learning new tools. New tools that could feel strange, foreign. Being willing...

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That’s not who I married!

Falling in love and getting married.....it seems so happy. Planning the party, imagining living together, hoping to get every type of happiness is pretty normal for most couples....

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